Larry Ogle (E-mail
Larry grew up in the small farming community of Bellevue, Texas,
just north of Bowie. He began his business in the cattle and farm
industry in 1968, on the premise that honesty and integrity will
create lifelong customers.
Larry owned and operated Bowie Livestock Commission Company from
1968 until 1998. Since 1989, he has owned and operated Ogle Preconditioning
Yard in Bowie. Currently, Larry is a shareholder in Garden City
Feedyard in Kansas and Dimmit Feedyard in Dimmitt, Texas. Larry
has extensive experience in cattle feeding and cattle marketing.
In 1989, Larry was selected as "Agri-Businessman of the Year" by
the local FFA chapter. He served on the Texas Cattle Feeders Board
of Directors from 1992 until 1994. He is also an active supporter
of the Montague County Youth Fair, Clay County Junior Livestock
Show, North Texas Rehabilitation Center, and the Bowie Jaycees Ranch
Larry and his wife, Loneta, have two children and two grandchildren.
Chris, and wife, Brenda, have one daughter, Henslee, and reside
in Bowie. Julie, and husband, Heath, have one daughter, Addison,
and reside in Bowie as well. Larry's wife and children are actively
involved in his cattle businesses.
Mark was born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He got his
start in the cattle business over 30 years ago, working on ranches
in Osage County and in local sale barns during high school. He attended
Oklahoma State University where he was a member of AGR Fraternity,
and graduated with a degree in Animal Science. He spent his college
summers working as a pen rider at a feed yard near Guymon, Oklahoma.
After college, while employed by a feedyard, he had the opportunity
to make a few sales and buy cattle for the yard. It was at this
time that he realized that buying and selling was the area of the
cattle business that he wanted to pursue.
he has bought and sold cattle in 23 states and Mexico, owned a ranch
in Wyoming, and established many friends and customers over a large
area. Mark currently resides with his wife, Tammi, on a ranch West
of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Ed Bricker (E-mail
Native to Arizona, Ed is a second-generation cattleman. His
father, Ed Bricker Sr., has been in the cattle industry managing
feedyards since the 60's. Ed grew up working in a feedlot in Queen
Creek, Arizona, where he began learning the business from the bottom
He received a BS degree from Northern Arizona University in 1992,
where he played football and was an assistant coach after he graduated.
In 1993 he moved to Texas and worked for a large order-buying firm
until he joined forces with the Ogle family of Bowie, Texas. At
that time, Ed created his own order buying company, trading cattle
across the south and west.
Ed is married to Manda, and they have one daughter, Gracie.