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Shipton’s Big R is locally owned and managed, influencing our efforts to stay rooted in the community that has supported us since 1949. Our commitment to our community forms the solid foundation from which we do business to this day.

Throughout the year, we proudly host in-store events, sponsor local groups, contribute to local causes and of course, generously providing knowledge, expertise and exceptional customer service.

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Feb 23, 2020

M.A.T.E. Show 2020

M.A.T.E. Show 2020

February 23, 2020

Another year, another M.A.T.E. show is in the books! Every year at the MetraPark in Billings, we take out booth space in the Expo building and set up a fantastic presentation of vendors, supplies and products that help the farmer, rancher or hobby farmer to have a successful year doing whatever you do! 
MATE booth 2020
MATE booth 2020

We always have incredible pre-season booking offers on twine and wood pellets, animal feed and more. Our wonderful reps that help us with our booth are a wealth of knowledge and everyone that comes to see the newest in cattle handling equipment, or bovine nutrition always leave with more wisdom than they had. 


Since winter has been relatively mild this year (at least in the Billings area) we are all hoping the spring rains provide us with a good moisture so that our crops and hay will grow. For people that supplement their cattle or horses with grain, we will have plenty of feed on hand in our stores this coming year in case hay fields don't produce a high volume.


The newest and greatest in cattle handling systems this year was impressive! These top of the line hydraulic squeeze chutes from Powder River and Tarter will absolutely make your cattle management go quiet and smoothly. 

Powder Rivers hydraulic squeeze chute
Powder Rivers hydraulic squeeze chute
Tarter's fancy hydraulic squeeze chute
Tarter's fancy hydraulic squeeze chute
Our calf tables and warmers also made an appearance at M.A.T.E. this year. These two pieces of equipment can be an essential part of a successful calving season.
Powder River Calf Table
Powder River Calf Table
Calf Warmer
Calf Warmer

Our new product line of automatic livestock waters made an appearance at this years M.A.T.E. show too! These reliable livestock water systems from Miraco will make watering your livestock hassle free. 

We've always been known as the place to pick up ear tags, and this year was no exception. If you have a critter that needs to be tagged, we have what you need to get the job done with reliable brands you can count on.

Ear Tags
Ear Tags

Wildology is a staple at all of our trade shows. This brand of dog and cat food is one of the best and most affordable pet foods you can give your furry best friends. With different formulas to best fit your pups activity level, the Wildology brand will not disappoint. 
Wildology Pet Food
Wildology Pet Food

If you are interested in all the promotions we do, please come see us at the M.A.T.E. Trade show next year! We'd love to sit down and chat with you about how we can serve your ranching needs. 
M.A.T.E. Booth with Clint
M.A.T.E. Booth with Clint

And last but certainly not least...we love giveaways! This year we gave away $150 Shipton's Big R gift card for people that came to see us at our booth! Congrats to this gentleman who won!
MATE winner!
MATE winner!

Feb 4, 2020

Red Lodge Skin Tickets Winners

Red Lodge Skin Tickets Winners

February 4, 2020

We are proud to announce the winners of our Red Lodge Ski Tickets contest! We hope you have a fabulous time on the mountain!
Big R Sheridan Winner!
Big R Sheridan Winner!
Big R Heights Winner!
Big R Heights Winner!

Nov 5, 2019

Customer Appreciation Event

Customer Appreciation Event

November 5, 2019

Every year we do our Annual Customer Appreciation Event and each year we give away hundreds of gifts to our valued customers.  From log splitters to a $250 Carhartt gift card, we love to give back to you!  
This year we gave away:
  •  27 rolls of barbed wire
  • Nanuk gun case
  • Wrangler jeans
  • Cinch shirt
  • 1 ton of Purcell Wood Pellets
  • Ariat boots
  • Laredo boots
  • Keen boots
  • Kuhl $100 gift card
  • A welder
  • Muck boots
  • Dryshod boots
  • Protech tool box
  • Carry On Trailer
  • Coleman Mini Bike
  • $700 Shipton's Gift Card
  • DeWalt Flex Volt Miter Saw
  • 125 Hobart Welding Package
  • Several $70 Shipton's Big R Gift Cards


Our Community Partners

We believe actions speak louder than words which is why we have and will always support our great community with new ideas and creative solutions. Here are just a few of the organizations we proudly support.

Your 2020 Sponsor

UBRC

UBRC

The UBRC is a fresh barrel racing experience in a professional environment.

It allows barrel racers from all levels to compete for cash & prizes whether you are seasoning a colt or fine tuning one.

The UBRC strives to help horses and jockeys get to their peak performance.
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More Resources

USDA Plants Poisonous to Livestock in the Western States

Please click on this link to learn about all of the poisonous plants that can harm your livestock.

Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals through science.

Nutrena Knowledge Center

Neutron Knowledge Center provides you with the most comprehensive information available about animal nutrition.