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Barn branding at Shipwheel was more than just 'watching paint dry'


July 18, 2018

Artist Troy Freeman adds the final touches to the Certified Angus Beef ® logo he painted on the sales barn door at Shipwheel Cattle Company south of Chinook. The logo was number 22 of 40 being painted on barns in 24 states, part of the 40th anniversary of the beef brand. Shipwheel was the only Angus producer selected in Montana for the logo painting.

Officials with the Ohio-based Certified Angus Beef ® brand recently invited guests to "#BrandtheBarn with Us" at the Shipwheel Cattle Company south of Chinook. The barn branding and accompanying celebration was part of a year long commemoration of the first beef brand's 40th anniversary.

To honor the history of the brand, organizers planned a nationwide campaign to paint the Certified Angus Beef ® logo on 40 barns in 24 states. In Montana only the Swanson family's barn at Shipwheel Cattle Company was selected for the painting. The multi-day project included preparations for a lunch...

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