Big Ag Equals Family.

The romanticized view of a family farm or ranch is a small acreage, a menagerie of farm animals and a large garden with abundant produce to feed the family for an entire year. Many of our ancestors farmed and did what they could to keep only their family sustained. Today, two percent of the population […]

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How we identify our cattle

  Identifying our cattle is how we know who they are. Sure, we get to know their personality when we are out with them everyday on the ranch. 1103Y is the bossy cow always to the feed bunk first. I would know that if she had a ear tag or not! But since we work […]

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Celebrating ag week…calving-style!

Happy National Ag Week! I got to celebrate, calving-style, this past weekend at my in-law’s farm. They have baby calves and baby lambs everywhere! See these two cuties? They are actually twins. One red, one black. The really random thing is that the neighbor had the exact same thing happen, both out of black momma […]

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The Pioneer Woman | Agvocate

Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law, Lindsay, for introducing me to The Pioneer Woman and her blog. P-Dub, as she sometimes calls herself, is a self-proclaimed city girl now ranch-wife and mom. She is an excellent writer, shares about homeschooling, cooks healthy and hearty food, and a great photographer. But what I love most about her […]

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A rancher’s vacation

While others I know are vacationing in Cabo, Padre or back East, Ronny and I spent a “vacation” last week helping my family in Colorado artificially inseminating (AI) our cowherd. It was great to spend some time at home and with my parents – even if it was pretty hard work! I think this is […]

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Serving U.S. Beef to Japan Tsunami Evacuees

  Imagine traveling through the Japan countryside, through beautiful, green rice paddies and tree covered mountains when you turn the bend and see the coast. You can easily see the water two miles away because what once was thriving coastal cities, is now a layer of debris, mostly flat except for the piles that workers […]

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