Welcome to Lazy Vista Ranch

Located in Maxwell, NE

 

 

About 10 miles southeast of North Platte you will find the heart of Lazy Vista Ranch nestled in the Loess Canyons of Nebraska. Cody and Becky Shellabarger are the owners of this beautiful scenic ranch (hence the name Lazy Vista).

Becky started her life helping out on the family farm around Valentine Nebraska and has since spent the remainder of her time in the care giving industry. First as a CNA then working her way up to being a clinical coordinator. In the Summer of 2015, Becky and Cody purchased a campground at Lake Maloney, named CB's Hideaway. Becky then decided to step back from being a care giver and concentrate on running the campground. They now have camp hosts so Becky oversees everything with the campground. Becky brings her care giving skills and love for animals to this wonderful environment. She spends hours each day working with the calves at Lazy Vista Ranch, hand feeding, brushing, halter training, and just admiring the shear beauty of these amazing animals.

While in junior high and high school Cody worked on a family farm south of Cambridge, Nebraska. This is where Cody fell in love with the idea that some day he would own his own farm or ranch. Cody is a U.S. Veteran, serving both in the United States Navy and Nebraska National Guard. Cody started his civilian career as a Parts Manager for a Toyota Dealership in North Platte, NE. In 2009 Cody started his own mowing and snow removal business and has serviced clients including Walmart, FedEx, Hobby Lobby, Union Pacific Railroad, and numerous local businesses. In 2010, Cody started taking care of the property that Lazy Vista Ranch encompasses. At first sight of this property, Cody knew that God willing he would some day own this beautiful piece of land. In 2020 this dream came true for Cody and Becky!

After much research, Cody and Becky decided on Scottish Highlands as their choice breed. They are very docile, easy to handle and halter train, easy keepers and the meat is lower in cholesterol and fat, but higher in protein than all other breeds of cattle. Highland cattle are the oldest registered breed of cattle with a Herd Book being published in 1885. Highlands require little in the way of shelter, feed supplements, or expensive grains to achieve and maintain good condition and fitness. In fact, Highland cattle seem to enjoy conditions in which many other breeds would perish.

Here at Lazy Vista Ranch we are striving to maintain the original Highland breed standards along with creating easy handling animals for people to work with whether it be for a Show stock, breeding stock, or just a personal pet for a small acreage.

In our fold you will find bloodlines from: HRH Attilah the Hun, Stonecliff Broadstone 21st, HSC Steel Reserve and HSC Rebel's Jack, LEA Deja Vu, Landelly's, Starshire, Sky High, Husker Highlands, J bar T, Holy Cross, Trafalgar, and many more quality animals.


 

 




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