Last updated on April 7th, 2022 at 02:46 pm
Keeping it Natural With Time-Tested Tradition
Thompson’s a fourth-generation rancher in eastern Idaho, running 400 mama cows, plus replacements and bulls, on a commercial cow-calf outfit that his ancestors started in 1910. In fact, his ranching roots run even deeper than that… but he has his eyes and his goals fixed firmly on the future.
Finding Ranch Success: Value-Added Programs and a Business Mindset
Two hundred and fifty square miles and 29 different pastures covering private, state and federal land. Anywhere from 600 to 900 cows, depending on rainfall or lack thereof and resulting pasture conditions. Elevation change from 3,200 feet of high desert in northwest Arizona to 6,500 feet mountainous lands.
Going With The Flow.
Sometimes life takes you in directions you never intended to go. This Kim Siebert knows well. Indeed, the Henderson, Neb., Angus and Red Angus seedstock producer never intended to be a genetics supplier. His dad was a feedlot operator and Siebert thought to become a commercial cow-calf producer.
Good Doin’ Cattle for the Northern Rancher
Dean Wiegand of Westlock, Alberta hasn’t always been in the ranching business. He’s also a heavy-duty mechanic, working for John Deere before striking out on his own. “My dream was always to farm,” he says.
Hayden Ranch Finds its Ace in the Hole.
There are a lot of things a beef producer can say about 2021. Of those, goodbye may be the kindest. It was indeed a year of challenges—markets down then up; too hot and too dry in many places; wet enough but maybe not quite enough in others. In times like those, you have to do a little thinking outside the normal groove.
Making it Work with Tubs ‘n Year-Round Grazing.
Ed Parke makes a claim that the younger set can’t compete with. No, it’s not that he knows more than they do. It’s that he’s made more mistakes. Time will tell whether or not the younger generation in farming and ranching will compete with him in that regard.
Forward Thinking with Traditional Values.
Nestled in the heart of Montana’s big sky country, there is a ranch that is challenging the norm and pushing the boundaries of ranching as we know it, while still maintaining traditional values. Mulvey Gulch Ranch produces 100% Black Angus Grassfed Beef, selling it in a variety of grocery stores, restaurants, and other foodservice industries.
Here’s Why a Hard Look at Your Mineral Program Can Save Money.
Remember that old cigarette commercial where the actor declared he’d rather fight than switch? Well, when it comes to your mineral program, you’re ahead to switch rather than fight.
Take Care of the Cow, and Then She’ll Take Care of You
It’s just old cowboy logic, you gotta take care of the cow, and then she’ll take care of you. That’s what Jim Wulf of Clear Springs Cattle Co believes.