Because my life is a never-ending playlist…
Bleh, in the last 4 weeks, I’ve managed to leave the state in all but one. First it was my trip to Nashville, then my trip to Colorado, and last week I actually got to stay in Arkansas. I took a trip to Petit Jean Mountain just South of Morrilton, Arkansas. More specifically I was at Winrock Farms; home of some awesome Santa Gertrudis bloodlines. As much as I love to avoid that breed, yes we have bought some bulls of their’s before.
I was with the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Class from the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association. We got a grand ole tour of the place, saw some of their Gerts, Red Angus, and commercial cattle. They also have a stocker backgrounding program and a natural beef feedout program. Interesting fact, Arkansas has our own Rockefellers, and they have made many contributions to the Arkansas cattle community. Learn more about em on the Winrock website.
|Winrock feeds stocker cattle in bunks enclosed in catch pens along the road|
|Stocker cattle at Winrock|
|The YCLC group learning about feeding stocker calves|
My travels are not done yet. This week I’m on the road again… I’ll give you a hint. I’m headed out of state and your clue is “Rocky Top” (If I told ya already you can’t answer first!)