Decky Spiller is the Manager of the Kiowa Creek Division of Silver Spur Ranches in Elbert, Colorado. Decky and his family, wife Misti and daughters Menzi and Chastain, have been with Silver Spur since 2010. Decky, Misti and the crew at the Kiowa Creek Division manage, raise, develop and coordinate the seed stock for all of Silver Spur Ranches divisions across Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and New Mexico. Annually, the Kiowa Creek Division will provide 300 yearling Red Angus, Charolais, Angus and composite RangeFire bulls to the Silver Spur commercial cow herd.
Decky was born in Menard, Texas and raised on the Texas A&M Experiment Station south of Sonora, Texas. There he was part of both practical application and research in range and wildlife management, rotational grazing systems, prescribed fire and range animal nutrition. Decky received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 1994. After graduation, he spent several months working in Coahuila, Mexico, for Dr. Arturo Siller on his commercial and registered cow/calf operations in Nueva Rosita and Muzquiz, Coahuila.
He has grown as an asset and personnel manager as well as a stockman through experiences working for San Angelo Feed Yard as Assistant Manager, Texas General Land Office as a Surface Asset Lease officer, Falcon Seaboard Ranches as the Cattle Division Manager and Texas AgriLife Extension as a County Agricultural Agent.