The spring of 2017 marked a new year and a new beginning for Chad and Michelle Beagle.
The couple decided to streamline their farming operation and go into business. Now, the Beagles, part owners of Bronco Feeds and Farm Supplies, formerly Grelan Feeds & Ag Supply, are as busy as ever and their business venture is working out very well.
“We decided to jump in with both feet,” said Beagle. “We both come from farming backgrounds. Michelle’s maiden name is Tennant and she is from Hoadley.”
Recently the Beagles decided to change the name of the business to Bronco Feeds and Ag Supplies. The name change came about because of Beagle’s hockey history with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League. He played with the Broncos from 1994 to 2000 and was captain for part of that time.
“I am a staunch alumni,” he said.
He noted that Todd McLellan, coach of the Edmonton Oilers was his coach during his time with the Broncos.
“He was a great coach and a huge mentor for me,” he said. “I was the happiest guy out there when he got the job in Edmonton.”
As well as their business, Bronco Feeds, Beagle ranches with his dad, Jack Beagle.
Chad and Michelle have three children, twelve-year-old Keegan, eleven-year-old Keston and eight-year-old Kacey.