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Episode 188 Josh Ciardullo / Cattle Rancher / Retired Firefighter / Stewards Of The Land…
19th April 2022 • Modern Cowboy • Dan Hillenbrand
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Josh his wife Erica and son Henry Ciardullo are passionate ranchers who care deeply about animals, the environment, our community and the food we eat. We’re guessing that’s what brought you here too. Welcome!

Six years ago Josh, with his adventurous spirit, convinced me, Erica the school teacher, to put on my cowgirl boots and move from Denver to the town of Wellington—Colorado’s beautiful northern gateway. It’s here, on this land, the three of us found our roots. Together, we built 33-acres of land into Ciardullo Ranch—a grass-fed, pasture-raised sustainable and regenerative Black Angus operation, complete with chickens, sheep and livestock dogs Marv, Mosey and Osmond. Recently we expanded our stewardship into a 500-acre paradise named Sylvan Dale Ranch a few miles south of Ciardullo Ranch.  

More than simply ranching, we strive to be stewards of the land God gave us. Beyond the minimum of raising our angus humanely and on grass-pastures, our goal is to raise our animals as if it were 10,000 years ago—instead of working against nature, we strive to mimic what would take place in our absence. We aren't trying to keep up with the swings of the cattle market and stress over the buy-low-sell-high mentality. We want our animals to breed and calve in sync with their large herbivore neighbors, like the elk and deer that roam free in our backyard, the Rocky Mountains. 

At Ciardullo Ranch, we hope you’ll leave not only well-fed, but inspired. It means we did our job right



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