Meet the Crew
Bill Werner, Owner
  • Married to Betty for since 1969, Father of four with six grandchildren
  • Born and raised on family farm near Readlyn, Iowa
  • Showed Angus cattle as a 4-H kid in the 1950’s & 1960’s
  • Earned a college degree in Business Administration & Physical Education
  • Lifetime member of the American Angus Association since 1975
  • Interests include Grandkids, Angus cattle, horses, and fishing
Rob Fanning, Show & Sale Cattle Manager
  • Married to Heather
  • Grew up in Cissna Park, Illinois
  • Over 40 years experience showing & raising cattle
  • Member of Joliet Junior College Judging Team for two years
  • Earned a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois
  • Freelanced for 15 years, fitting numerous champions from all breeds
  • Interests include Angus cattle, sports, and golf
Karen Lonergan, Accounting
  • Married to Tom, Mom to Clara, Gracie and Luke
  • Bill and Betty's oldest daughter
  • Earned an undergraduate degree in Business and Speech Communication from Illinois State University
  • Received a Master’s degree in Education from Pacific University
  • Taught fourth grade before becoming a mommy and joining the family business
  • Interests include reading, camping, and having fun with family and friends
Kyle Kemp, Cow Herd Manager
  • Grew up in Decatur, Texas
  • Twenty years experience of showing and raising cattle
  • Earned a college degree in Agriculture Services & Development from Tarleton State University
  • Member of the American Angus Association, showed and participated in the National Junior Angus Association
  • Interests include Angus cattle, sports, fishing & hunting


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