Our Story

Our Ranching start…

Begins with a purchase of the JH Ranch in the Northeast corner of Wyoming in the late 1930s by Carl Steiger. Carl Steiger’s son, Donald Steiger took over the management of the ranch after he served in the U.S. Army for WWII. Donald Steiger would then be the an early innovator, implementing the use of AI, continental breeds, and performance testing in the 1950s. Don Steiger would then move his family to NW Arkansas in the 1970s. The ranch there would move into a beef/dairy operation, with Don’s son, Lamar Steiger, taking over the management. In 1983 the ranch in Arkansas would then be sold to Lamar’s wife, Shari’s family and he became the general manager of Jac’s Ranch—the largest Angus seed-stock producer in Arkansas. The dream for Lamar and Shari have always been to have their own ranch.

Dream becomes reality…

When Lamar and Shari Steiger decided to purchase several hundred acres on the Elk River in Southwest Missouri. The 808 Ranch was created on October 15, 2020, and improvement to the land, facilities and fencing began immediately.

Today on the 808…

We are producing and raising high quality Angus cattle with an eye to the future on the cattle and beef industry. Knowing the consumer wants quality beef at an affordable price point. We are also constantly looking for ways to care for and improve the land. Working with Missouri Conservation to improve the waterways and prevent erosion by strategically planting trees along the river banks for the Blackfoot Branch.