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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Reflections and Ramblings from 2015

This year was my first full year “back on the ranch” so to speak and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year even though my family is still in “Christmas Crazy Mode” (three Christmases in three weekends in three states!). But I get to see nearly all of my family, which […]

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AcuRite helps ranchers prepare for weather

Weather totally impacts our family business of raising cattle. We manage where the cattle are pastured based on the time of the year to best protect them from the weather factors of wind, rain, snow, tornadoes and lightning. The amount of precipitation that we receive determines the growth of the grass which results on how […]

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“Thistle hunting” & taking care of our pastures

My son and I had an adventure this week to “hunt thistles”. It was actually a chore, but we had to make it fun somehow, so hunting it was. We had two different types of thistles in our pasture – musk and canada. Both have pretty, purple flowers, but they have thorns and “pokey” as Chisum […]

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