Nicole was born and raised in North Central Dakota on a farm/ranch. She received a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine at North Dakota State University. Moving to Montana after college, she now lives in Pray, MT with her husband Wally while their daughter Morgan and son Connor, are now attending college themselves. She may reside in Pray, but Nicole spends most of her time in central Montana where she first started her cattle brokering business and is involved in other business interests as well in the Lewistown area. Getting dirty comes natural to Nicole as she inspects and helps work her seller's cattle.

Nicole Wines / Owner, serving the cattle industry in Montana and surrounding states for over 20 years.



In the mid 90's, Nicole learned of a company selling cattle on the internet and saw it as a natural evolution for today's buyers and sellers to get together. She realized this was the wave of the future and soon after started Nicole Wines Livestock, LLC.

Nicole earned her Bachelor degree in Veterninary Medicine from North Dakota State University. When she's not selling cattle you will find her hunting, riding horses, roping and traveling with her kids.

"I am very fortunate to have the ability to be involved with the agricultural industry and be around such hard working people, along with seeing the most beautiful scenery I get to see in the process. I love my job!"
- Nicole Wines

Nicole was featured in Lewistown's New-Argus newspaper. Click here to see article

Kelli Shafer
Office Manager

Pray, MT
(406) 224-2099


Kelli was raised in Washington State and moved to Montana’s Paradise Valley in 2000. She was worked in many types of fields over the years and has learned most of her business skills from On-the-job training. She worked for Ford for 15 years, starting as Receptionist and working up to office manager. She ran an art gallery in Paradise Valley for 3 years And joined the Nicole Wines Livestock team in January 2011. She has proven to be a great office Manager. Kelli, never around the cattle industry before, continues to adapt well and learn each day. Although she is usually in the office taking care of organizing the paperwork side of things, sometimes you’ll even see her at the weigh scale, helping out with the hectic schedule in the fall.

P.J. Porter
Sales Rep

Stanford, MT
(406) 350-2158


P.J. is a 4th generation rancher who helps run their family cow/calf operation north of Stanford, Montana. They raise registered and commercial Angus, a few registered Herefords, a hobby herd of Longhorns and also Corrientes roping cattle. When she is not busy on the ranch she can be found training horses, team roping, bow hunting, camping and fishing. She has a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science from Montana State University in Bozeman.

Jacob Botts
Sales Rep

Fort Benton, MT


Jacob Botts grew up on a cattle ranch in Northeastern Nevada and graduated high school from Wells High School in Wells, NV. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotions. He received his Master’s of Science in Health Education from Virginia Tech University while working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer in the Sports Medicine Department from 2005-2007. After graduation, him and his wife moved back to Northeastern Nevada, to help operate his families cattle ranch. From 2007-2013 he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the cattle and horses. Due to extended drought; Jacob, his wife, and two sons left the ranch. In the spring of 2014 he also began working as an Agronomist. Jacob, his wife Jenna, sons Ethan & Colter and daughter Skylar currently live in Fort Benton, MT.

Dean Price
Sales Rep

Hampden, ND


Dean lives in Hampden, ND just North of Devils Lake with his wife Pam. Married for 28 years, they have three kids. Dean has a background in Nutrition and Agronomy. In the past several years he has built relationships consulting with producers and feedlots. Seemed for an easy transition when Dean was asked to manage a sale barn, along with a feedlot that had fallen off the maps. Not only did Dean put the SD Sale Barn back on the map, and filled the feedlot capacity and then some, he also went over and above to help producers by setting up the first sale barn to accept NHTC Natural cattle for more marketing options. Dean has worked in several states, including ND, SD, NE & IA, educating ranchers and feedlots.