Becoming our own cheerleaders – National Ag Day

Today is National Ag Day during National Ag Week! So I thought I’d celebrate with a few cattle pictures and updates from the ranch.

This was our first calf born on Valentine’s Day – so you can guess what his nickname is. We typically do not start calving until first part of April, but we purchased bred heifers with March 1 due dates. So Valentine was a fun early surprise but he is joined by many other new baby calves now!
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Here are the bred heifers – just waiting.

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Our yearling bulls are in their “junior high” phase, as we like to call them. They are ornery, curious and test our limits (or the fence’s limits). They come right up to us in the pasture when we are driving through. 20160307_172316

When you’re thinking about celebrating Ag Day, I can understand the feedback from those outside of agriculture – a day to celebrate yourselves?! Well, we don’t have too many cheerleaders from outside of the industry to promote agriculture, so if we want others to know what we do, we must do it ourselves.

I mean, IHOP promotes National Pancake Day (which we took full advantage of at our local IHOP with a stack of free pancakes + a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals). And we all aim to celebrate mothers and fathers on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

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So today, cheers to Ag Day where we celebrate how our food, feed and fiber is raised.

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