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Ellsworth family takes livelihood from farm to table

As Dave Capatske continues to raise beef cattle, he's increasingly become a part of bringing the meat to the public.

Capatske has long sold his cattle right off of the family farm, six miles east of Ellsworth. Late last year, he began making meat from those cattle available at a retail outlet in the village's midway district.

"I know what's in there," he said Wednesday about the beef he sells at Capatske Cattle Company, located in quarters once housing the former Midway Motors.

Read more in the print version of the Herald March 10.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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