Tag: ranch management

Aka-what?

We’ve had nothing but polled black cattle around here for the better part of 30 years, give or take a few red recessive genes and a brief trial with some Hereford bulls.  That changed the last day of March when

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Lack of ideas, not so much.

It has been a long time since I have actually posted here myself, so I thought I better before you all thing I don’t do anything around here.  I’ve enjoyed delegating the website journal to the interns but I don’t

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Toothpick Sam

"It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living." – Gus McCrae Hi readers my name is Sam Newell I come from a little town in Utah named Nephi. I go to school at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. I met my

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New innovation will make your haystacks grow!

Have you ever heard of a rancher giving his cows all the hay they will need for the entire winter on December 1?  Of course not, they would waste way too much of it.  Instead, cattlemen will spend lots of

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Step one in making things better: Realize it is possible

Last week, dad and I were in San Antonio for the Cattle Industry Convention And NCBA Trade Show. We were invited as part of the Environmental Stewardship Award Program.  We had been named as the Region VII winner of the

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Award videos are up!

2014 has been a big year for us, both personally and professionally.  We were awarded the Leopold Conservation Award for South Dakota and the Environmental Stewardship Award for Region 7.  Both have released short videos about our ranch and the

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Our fleet of tanks is expanding…

…water tanks, that is. We are realizing that the limiting factor for us in our grazing management continues to be water.  We can't change how much falls from the sky (even though we do have influence over how much soaks

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

Ok, so this isn't normally the type of plant diversity we are shooting for…   The above photo has a bunch of weeds in it.  From the road, that's all you can see.  I'm sure there have been a number

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Ranching with Philosophers

Our resident expert on classical philosophy and high culture, Luke, quoted Aristotle a couple of mornings ago. As I was trying to put together this journal entry I knew what I wanted to write about, but I wasn’t quite sure

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