One swing in the market can wipe out a whole year's worth of profits you've added through proper grass and cattle management, we are focused on making sure those profits are secure so you can go back to producing the best product.



Cows In Control Inc. will be a networked consortium of cow/calf producers, offering an easy to use, financially sustainable marketing and price management model for the cow/calf producer clients.


The underlying philosophy of Cows In Control Inc. will be to offer value added solutions to benefit the cow/calf producer and ensure a more sustainable model of production.

Margins will not be charged at the expense of the producer without a confirmed value added result! The goal is to see longevity and strength in the best business in the world, ranching!

Service Model

PART B:  Other Fees and Services

Cows in Control will offer additional services to the Client that may include fees in addition to the Program Entry Fees.

1. Fully Managed Feeding Programs:  Cows in Control, through its feedlot networks, will offer fully managed feeding programs if desired by the client, with access to feedlots, packers and contracting opportunities. The Client will be responsible for all associated feeding costs and liabilities associated with the cattle on feed.

2. Consolidated buying: Cows in Control will seek to source ranch goods, replacement cattle and cattle inputs at discount levels, as a service to the Client, resulting from the scale of its client network. 

3 Financial strategies:  Cows in Control can provide assistance with financing or operational strategies as needed.

              Member of CAFA

About us

Ryan Copithorne

Cows In Control Inc. was formed by Ryan Copithorne, a fourth generation rancher from Jumpingpound, Alberta.

"My whole life I spent working on the ranch finding ways to improve grass, select better genetics, cut costs, all to add value to the cattle I sold off the ranch…and at the end of the day, a simple market move could wipe out a whole year's profits!! I spent a whole career trying to find ways to bring more money into the ranching business, and realized that protecting my hard earned profits through a proper marketing program was actually the best way to keep a year's or a lifetime's worth of hard work from going down the drain. That is why I have built this company, to work with ranchers to offer a service that protects the value of their product, so they can focus on building and improving it." – Ryan Copithorne

Ryan’s career has involved managing and operating a large historic family ranch as well as designing and building one of Canada's largest cow/calf programs as Cattle Director for an investor owned multi-ranch operation with 8500 head of cattle. His current company is called Cows in Control, a company designed to focus on providing financial and risk management advice to farmers to protect the value of their commodities and inventories.  Ryan has an MBA from Queen's School of Business, a finance degree, and over 25 years in the ranching and farming business.


From Borden, SK
Can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Cows in Control Services. Ryan gives us a balanced approach to what we are looking at, bringing to the table a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the industry.
Ryan can provide you with the information that a financial institution wants to see - a risk management plan with understandable information!
Need information on what to look for in price insurance? marketing approach? hedging strategies? Ryan can give you as detailed a plan as you request with benchmarks and parameters that are achievable and pre-planned. This gives the producer a comfort level of at least mapping out what otherwise can be very complex and difficult to sort out.

From Holden, AB
I really appreciate Ryan’s market analysis especially the hedgeable profit/loss per head by weight.

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45081 Township Road 244
Phone: 403-775-7534
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