• Tiffany Bros. Replace B-29 Bombers With Cattle At Former Army Airstrip
    TIFFANY BROTHERS -- Shane (left) and Shawn Tiffany have a conversation at the Tiffany Cattle Company at the Herington Municipal Airport. Their company holds the largest footprint at the 1,700 acre airport. The brothers went into partnership in 2007 and ha

Tiffany Bros. Replace B-29 Bombers With Cattle At Former Army Airstrip

Several businesses now occupy the space where B-29s were prepped and staged before their crews took them overseas during World War II.

Occupying about 500 acres, at the former Herington Army Airfield, the company with the largest footprint, is Tiffany Cattle Company, owned by brothers Shawn and Shane Tiffany.

Their cattle pens now occupy what had been the two crosswind runways and a taxiway, which serviced both of them.

“Our main office would not have been located where it is today,” said Shawn Tiffany, chief operations officer. “It’s been remodeled numerous times but it was one of the original barracks off of the field.”

According to blueprints of the original Herington Army Airfield, land on which they grow feed for the cattle was a trap range.

 

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