Here at The Morgan County News, we like to recognize individuals and companies who give back to the community through service and/or donations. Most of these individuals are Morgan County based businesses, but every once in a while there is someone outside our community who comes back to their roots year after year to help support their hometown youth.
One such business is Beckstrom Livestock, owned by Kevin and Linda Beckstrom, located in Benjamin, Utah. Kevin grew up in Benjamin, and that is where the Beckstrom family resides today. Linda is the daughter of Vada Brimley and the late Robert (Chub) Brimley, and grew up right here in Morgan. Linda enjoyed growing up in this wonderful community and has many fond memories of her family and friends here.
Kevin has been in the sheep industry his entire life and he runs cattle as well. He ran sheep up by Strawberry Reservoir in the summer and out to the west desert by Topaz mountain in the winter. Kevin truly loves working with animals and therefore is quite good at what he does. Beckstrom Livestock supplies wool to the wool industry and meat for the lamb and beef industry. Kevin is now semi-retired, and only has a few sheep and cattle, but still keeps quite busy. He still does plenty of ranching and farming, but does it mostly for fun these days.
Kevin has always been a huge supporter of the FFA and regularly attends 4-H sales around the state, but It is because of Linda’s Morgan roots that the family chooses to come back to the Morgan County Fair each year to bid on livestock. She says that her husband “really enjoys helping the kids out.” Kevin was in a bidding war for the grand champion lamb at this year’s fair, and ended up with the winning bid on the reserve champion lamb. The Beckstrom family also helped out this year by being the highest bidder on the people’s choice quilt at the annual quilt auction.