Well, woke up early this morning with a lot on the mind. It’s been a lil bit since I have had the opportunity to really get out and do some work with the cattle. College classes tend to get in the way of things like that. So I really cannot share weekly stories of what I am doing with the herd. I figured why not share a little of my experience from working on cattle operations in Arkansas, Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma, what I am learning in classes, and ask for opinions from others that are out there. I might just be 21, but I have traveled many miles and worked in several environments, and I know there is so much more to learn from everyone’s experiences.
So I am gonna attempt a new thing with my blog, a “Ranching Series 101” if you will. I want to discuss everyday ranching tasks: fencing, feeding, hay harvest, range/pasture management, stocker options, calving problems, market trends, new technology, resources, and what ever else gets suggested to me.
Shoot me some ideas of topics, and I will see what I can do with them. I am working on a post on fencing. Whether it’s a new project, weekly repairs, or some up keep, I have seen quite a few different techniques and there are plenty of ways to approach them. Fences like this sure are rustic, but I don’t think it was doing much in the way of keeping the cattle in.
So stay tuned, let me know what you would like to find out about, and I will see if we can share a little collective insight on these things.