Q&A: Sarah Kieckhefer, Owner, Gourmet Beef

What brought you to Prescott?
My parents moved here in 1986 from northeastern Colorado for work.

How did you become interested in your career field?
My dad worked for local ranches while I was growing up, which later led me to meeting my future husband and his family who were in the ranching industry.

What is the biggest challenge of your job?
EVERYTHING! Weather, market fluctuations and educating the consumer on where their meat comes from.

What is the greatest reward of your job?
Meeting people who have tried the beef and are a fan!

Where would you like to vacation next and why?
A group of us are talking about a trip to Italy or Greece. We take a trip each year to somewhere fun and exciting.

If you could have dinner with any three to five people (dead or alive) who would it be?
Queen Elizabeth, John Wayne and my late grandmother Lucile Hurst.

What is the last book you read and what did you enjoy about it most?
Killers of the Flower Moon; learning the history of the Osage nation, where we also have cattle. Since reading it and going back to Pawhuska and knowing the history there is really interesting.

What is your favorite Prescott activity?
I never miss the World’s Oldest Rodeo®! I have competed at it since 1999.

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