3rd Generation Family-Owned Business
For 75 years now the Labish Family has prided themselves in producing the best quality products. Each generation has passed on their expertise and knowledge to the next, ensuring the highest level of productivity.
The ranch is aptly named after our family’s century old home that lies between the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroads. The house is completely built from rock that was blasted when making the Union Pacific track in 1915.
Tom and Lorraine Labish were married in 1945 upon Tom’s return from the Pacific where he served in the army during World War II. They had three children; Marlene, Steven, and Timothy. Tom and Lorraine started their own dairy business and began shipping milk. Years later in 1986 they modernized their dairy with a custom built milk house which featured a 2,000 gallon milk tank and an upgraded parlor that allowed them to milk more cows at once. At that time, they changed the name of their award winning family dairy to “Double T Dairy”. It was named for Tom and Tim, who worked the dairy together. They were forced to close the dairy in 2009 due to the unstable dairy/feed market, and the takeover of many smaller family-owned farms by large corporations. During all the years the family owned the dairy, they also ran 200 head of beef cattle as a way of diversifying their income. As a result, they have created some of the most sought after and efficient cattle in the area. Tom passed away in 2017 but his vast knowledge of ranching lives on in his son Tim, who worked alongside him his entire life. Anyone who knew Tom or knows Tim understands the true passion they have for cattle. The lengths they go to for each animal's health and well-being cannot be understated.
In 1993 Tim met and married his wife Deborah while she was employed at Farmers & Merchants Bank, where she worked for 15 years. Debi has been the bookkeeper and Office Manager of the Cheney Free Press going on 22 years. She has used her work experience and knowledge to handle all the bookkeeping for the family’s business. They have two daughters, Jessica and Coreen. Jessi has a little boy, Keaton who loves to come visit grandma and grandpa and help with the cows. Coree has chosen to build on and continue her family’s legacy by majoring in livestock management at the University of Wyoming. Coree earned a full 5 year scholarship as a member of their basketball team. Her degree has opened many options and fields for future employment that also can be applied to her family’s business.