Congratulations to the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch family of the month, the Norris Family!
Jered and Lindsey Norris; along with their kids, Carsen and Cooper; and Jered’s parents, Jerel and Diane Norris, own and operate the YL/Norris Farm and Ranch located in Canadian, Texas.
The family operation began in 1941 when Jered’s grandpa, who was originally from Perryton with a desire to live in Canadian, and a gentleman from Canadian who wanted to live in Perryton decided to swap land deeds with a hand shake!
The family owns a black Angus cow herd, and the business consists of running yearling cattle, and a cow/calf operation. Jered and Jerel are the head honchos in both operations, but the entire family plays a vital part in the operation.
Everyone pitches in when it comes to shipping cattle, doctoring, checking fence lines, checking waters, making sure all of the livestock are healthy and so on. Everyone know their part, and it’s so important that everyone stays on top of their tasks. “If someone misses their duties, it throws everything out of sequence,” the family said.
Both Carsen and Cooper are Texas High School Rodeo Association members, and both compete in the breakaway roping while Carsen also competes in the pole bending, and Cooper competes in the goat tying. Throughout their time as competitors in the organization, the family said they have loved getting to meet new people and make new friends.
“Rodeo doesn’t affect our lives,” Lindsey said. “It is our life.” All of the families’ rodeo horses double as ranch horses and are used for everything from shipping cattle to checking fences. “We work as a team. Everyone knows their job”; including their horses.
When the family isn’t ranching or rodeing, they said they love going to water parks! They also enjoy shopping at McCoy’s when they are near one. “Having horses and cattle require daily maintenance,” the family said. “A store like McCoy’s is a great place to get the everyday necessities.”
The family said they are so honored and thankful to be chosen as the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the month. “We would like to thank McCoy’s for their continued support to all of the kids in THSRA,” the family said. “To be chosen out of all of the amazing families in region one is quite humbling!”
Congratulations to the Norris family!