Our Story

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Our History

At Lazy T, we do things the right way

We know that to get the best quality beef around, you really have to work for it. Throughout our decades of experience in the cattle business, we know what it takes to yield the highest quality beef in the west.

1944

Bish and Tim Jenkins started the Lazy T Ranch in Idaho Falls in 1944. Bish would care for their cattle with his own feed that he farmed on his land by hand. He also had the help of his horses he trained himself to perform all duties on the ranch that a tractor would do in today’s day and age.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1950's & 1960's

Most Americans in the 40's and early 50's could not afford the luxury of a tractor, so they in turn pivoted to working horses. Bish Jenkins capitalized on this opportunity and began training horses that he sold to neighboring ranches and farms.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1970's

Bish asked his son, Tim Jenkins, to move back to Idaho Falls from Billings, Montana in order to help with the family ranch. Lazy T became a recognizable brand to the surrounding area at this time for their horses that were broke and trained on the ranch. Bish and Tim Jenkins worked out a contract with a movie production company to train horses for the big screen. Horses from the Lazy T made it into movies such as Ben-Hur, Mackenna’s Gold, and many others.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1980's

Tim always had a passion for apparel from a young age working at Brown and Geeses clothing store in downtown Idaho Falls. Later on, he began to sell tac and saddles at local auctions for the Lazy T. Occasionally, he would sell hats, boots, and other western wear. This quickly gained popularity and he found himself as a western store owner in the 80's. Tim named this store Bish’s Western Store to be a subsidiary of the ranch.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1990's

The horse business began to evolve and change, so Tim expanded into the beef industry. At one point in time their business was exporting between 200 to 300 cattle a day across the globe.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2000's

The Jenkins’ family purchased land in Ririe, Idaho to continue on the traditions of Lazy T Ranch. On this ranch, countless family members worked sun up to sun down and learned how to continue on the legacy that was placed before them. Even though the modern day cattle business had changed drastically, it was in in their DNA to succeed.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2010

The Jenkins’ family sold the ranch in Ririe in hopes to expand into Wyoming. Experience now on their side, they knew the importance of finding natural water sources, open grass lands, and plenty of room to grow. All these key ingredients were found in a small, quaint town of Ten Sleep, WY.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2017

Lazy T Ranch found its new home in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. It now boasts 14 artesian wells, countless natural springs, and endless open space for cattle to live. The ranch has quickly grown in 5 years and already has achieved some of the highest quality beef in the country.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2022

After decades of experience and perfecting the quality of beef, Lazy T Ranch now offers premium beef that can be shipped anywhere across the nation.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1944

Bish and Tim Jenkins started the Lazy T Ranch in Idaho Falls in 1944. Bish would care for their cattle with his own feed that he farmed on his land by hand. He also had the help of his horses he trained himself to perform all duties on the ranch that a tractor would do in today’s day and age.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1950's & 1960's

Most Americans in the 40's and early 50's could not afford the luxury of a tractor, so they in turn pivoted to working horses. Bish Jenkins capitalized on this opportunity and began training horses that he sold to neighboring ranches and farms.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1970's

Bish asked his son, Tim Jenkins, to move back to Idaho Falls from Billings, Montana in order to help with the family ranch. Lazy T became a recognizable brand to the surrounding area at this time for their horses that were broke and trained on the ranch. Bish and Tim Jenkins worked out a contract with a movie production company to train horses for the big screen. Horses from the Lazy T made it into movies such as Ben-Hur, Mackenna’s Gold, and many others.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1980's

Tim always had a passion for apparel from a young age working at Brown and Geeses clothing store in downtown Idaho Falls. Later on, he began to sell tac and saddles at local auctions for the Lazy T. Occasionally, he would sell hats, boots, and other western wear. This quickly gained popularity and he found himself as a western store owner in the 80's. Tim named this store Bish’s Western Store to be a subsidiary of the ranch.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

1990's

The horse business began to evolve and change, so Tim expanded into the beef industry. At one point in time their business was exporting between 200 to 300 cattle a day across the globe.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2000's

The Jenkins’ family purchased land in Ririe, Idaho to continue on the traditions of Lazy T Ranch. On this ranch, countless family members worked sun up to sun down and learned how to continue on the legacy that was placed before them. Even though the modern day cattle business had changed drastically, it was in in their DNA to succeed.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2010

The Jenkins’ family sold the ranch in Ririe in hopes to expand into Wyoming. Experience now on their side, they knew the importance of finding natural water sources, open grass lands, and plenty of room to grow. All these key ingredients were found in a small, quaint town of Ten Sleep, WY.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2017

Lazy T Ranch found its new home in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. It now boasts 14 artesian wells, countless natural springs, and endless open space for cattle to live. The ranch has quickly grown in 5 years and already has achieved some of the highest quality beef in the country.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022

2022

After decades of experience and perfecting the quality of beef, Lazy T Ranch now offers premium beef that can be shipped anywhere across the nation.

1944
1950’s-60's
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010
2017
2022
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Meet the family

Who we Are Today

Tim Jenkins

Founder
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About Tim
What is your next important goal?
My biggest goal is to make sure that there are happy customers so that they become repeat customers. Quality is number one in this business.
Why do you live life as a cowboy?
I believe I have always been in the business but not per-say a cowboy. I enjoy the freedoms and peacefulness that it brings. This lifestyle has taught me and all my family a genuine work ethic that is extremely valuable.
What is your favorite TV show or movie? 
Ben-Hur. The original that was made in the 50s with Charleston Heston. The horses that pulled the chariots in that movie were broke and sold by the Lazy T Ranch.

Ty Jenkins

Owner
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About Ty
What is your favorite thing about the ranch?
The diversity it offers my family and being able to spend time on a horse moving cattle.
Why do you enjoy the western lifestyle? 
The simplistic nature it offers. Yet there is so much diversity from putting in waterlines, to checking cattle, all the way to examining our grass lands.
What is your favorite TV show or movie? 
There is no competition…. Lonesome Dove.

Debbie Jenkins

Co-owner
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About Debbie
What is your next important goal?
My hope is to show everyone the natural beauty Wyoming can provide. I want nothing more than to educate people all over about the quality of beef we provide and the benefits it can bring to your diet.
What is the name of your horse?
Harley. He is a wild mustang that we purchased from the BLM land. His exact age is unknown but he is older than 10 for sure.
Why do you live life as a cowboy?
I love the simplicity of this life. Hard work pays off and it goes to show that you truly reap what you sow when you live on a ranch. Ranching has provided a perfect gathering place for all of our kids and grandkids to come. Watching them pick up the lifestyle and carry it on warms my heart.

Caden Jenkins

President
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About Caden
What is your favorite cut of beef?
Ribeye Steak or Flank Steak (tacos all day every day)
Why do you live life as a cowboy?
I don’t believe I fit the definition of a “cowboy,” but the reason I love the lifestyle is simply because “family.” Family is everything and everyone on Lazy T Ranch is family. I want to continue on with what my grandfather and great grandfather have done before me and do my best to show others the importance of cattle ranchers.
What is your favorite TV show or movie? 
I’m a major comedy fan. I have to go with American Made for a movie and Parks and Rec for a TV Show.

Tanner Jenkins

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About Tanner
What is your favorite cut of beef?
New York Strip cooked to a perfect medium rare covered in onions and garlic
Why do you live life as a cowboy?
I have always admired the western lifestyle ever since I was a kid. The never ending passion for the land, cattle, and work ethic is truly something special to me.
What is your favorite thing about the ranch?
Aside from the diversity in landscape and the breathtaking scenery that Ten Sleep, Wyoming provides, it would have to be that everyone here is family.

Calvin Ophus

Ranch Manager
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About Tanner
What is your favorite cut of beef?
Baseball cut sirloin
Why do you live life as a cowboy?
Someone once said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s a lie, but I love what I do.
What is your next important goal?
To expand our knowledge of the entire beef production chain and to create positive impacts within it.
What is the name of your horse?
I mostly just call them by their color.

Houston Johnson

Guest Services
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About Houston
What side dish goes best with beef? 
Fire corn, you’ll have to visit the ranch to find out what that is.
What is your favorite thing about the ranch?
The people, they’re as amazing as the beauty that surrounds us.
Why do you live life as a cowboy?
It’s a generational thing for me. My family has been in this lifestyle forever.
What is your favorite TV show or movie? 
Yellowstone

Heidi Johnson

Guest Services
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About Heidi
What is your favorite cut of beef?
Filet Mignon
What is your next important goal?
To create the healthiest and safest working environment for our families, staff, and guests.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
Friends
What is the name of your horse?
Gunner
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Best Quality

at Lazy T Ranch, quality is our passion

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100% Natural

Our cattle eat natural feed their entire lives and drink from artesian wells and natural springs found across our ranch.

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Happy Cows

We work hard to create a stress-free environment for our cattle. We ride horseback whenever we move our cattle; ATVs and side by sides are not allowed. This provides less stress on the cattle while we work.

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Family-Owned

Lazy T Ranch is a family owned and operating business. We take pride in the quality of beef produced here at our ranch.

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No Chemicals or Hormones

Our cattle are raised as naturally as possible. From birth to your table, they're not subject to added hormones or chemicals.