Being home on the family operation means helping catch up on the to-do list and helping dad feed the cattle. Its a cold, sometimes messy job, but someone has to keep feed in front of these cattle. Forage is the major diet for our cattle. Most of the forage sources in our area grow only during the warm (Spring/Summer) season, so we must harvest excess forages during the growing season to feed in times when fresh forages are not available. I think of it as raising beef on the hoof, because at the end of the day I can go home and enjoy a warm meal and know that the cattle are full too.
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Ryan Goodman works in grassroots advocacy as a communications consultant with beef cattle farmers and ranchers across the United States. He is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University, with studies focusing on cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan's experience in the beef industry range from family farms and ranches in several states to large feedlots and non-profit policy organizations. Ryan is an avid trail and ultrarunner, proudly showing how beef can be an important part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Find Ryan on social media as @BeefRunner. View all posts by Ryan Goodman