Wesley Grau’s reign as New Mexico Cattleman of the Year is close to ending.

The lifelong Grady resident operates the family ranch with his brother Lane. Five generations of the family, starting with Charles Albert in 1906, have lived in New Mexico.

He enjoys the privacy of the small Curry County village, where he has lived except for his four years at New Mexico State University, where he graduated with a degree in agriculture business in 1963.

In this article, Grau shares his first-person experiences of life on the ranch. Click here to read the entire feature.