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By LuAnn Schindler

Kester Herefords: Built on love and hard work


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Building a quality herd • The second generation of the Kester family raise Hereford cattle on a farm operation near Clearwater. The family business will hold its annual sale, March 7, in Atkinson.

For more than 30 years, the mission of Kester Herefords, of Clearwater, has been to produce a quality herd

According to Cody Kester, the family's foray into the Hereford industry began when his dad, Bill, rented farm ground and had an opportunity to purchase a few cows.

"Granddad always had Hereford cattle when dad was growing up," Kester said. "He was looking for something with an easy temperment, especially with five kids running around, so jumping back into Herefords was the right fit."

Growing up, the Kester kids would assist with the growing herd, learning about responsibility and othe...

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