Category: Ranch Life

Artificial Insemination | Biotechnology in Cattle

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working on several farms as breeding season for our cattle ramps up. As a part of my effort to share more information about biotechnology as it relates to cattle reproduction, this post will address the process we use when breeding cattle. Please leave any questions it may bring […]

Ranching Awesome (Thrift Shop Parody From the Farm)

Ryan featured this on the Ag Proud Facebook page yesterday but wanted to be sure you all saw the latest effort from Kansas rancher Derek Klingenberg and his Klingenberg Farms Studios. His family farm stars in another great video — this is Ranching Awesome a Thrift Shop parody. So, what’s your favorite scene? I really like Derek & […]

Angus Association visits me in Tennessee [Video]

The American Angus Association is one of the largest organizations within the cattle industry and does a great job showcasing the hard-working cattle producers across the country. Along with numerous print publications, the Angus folks have a great online presence. Their YouTube channel is full of videos featuring great news and information for cattle farmers […]

Winter Farm Chores: Not always time off for farmers

Winter does not necessarily mean time off for farmers and ranchers across the country. Although, I do take advantage of the longer hours of dark to catch up on some of my favorite reading. The hay may be in the barn and the crops may be out of the fields, but there are still plenty of chores […]

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Newborns [Video]

I hope you’re having an awesome Wednesday and that the coffee has warmed you well. I’ve been out in the pastures much of the past week as calving season has launched in a quick start. The calves are loving this crisp, cool weather. Here’s 30 seconds of joy with one. Happy Hump Day!

White Christmas in Arkansas with the family [Video]

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas this week with lots of food, family, and friends! I traveled home to Arkansas to spend the week with family and ended up seeing a VERY White Christmas. We had about a foot of snow at the house and 6-8 inches of snow with quite a […]

Bull Semen Collection and Ohio Select Sires

This month I checked another state off the list as I traveled to Columbus, Ohio for a work trip. We were there for a “Think Tank” meeting with some of the best reproductive physiologists in the academic world of cattle in the U.S. Along with this meeting we had the opportunity to tour the Select […]

Cow giving birth to twins [Video]

Calving is my favorite event to occur in ranch life. No doubt about it. I’ve written about the good and bad during calving season. There’s nothing that compares for me. That probably has something to do with how I ended up going to college studying Reproduction Physiology. I found this video of a cow giving […]

Family and Farming will persist through the Arkansas drought

A special Thank You to @Urban Magazine from Fort Smith, Arkansas for featuring my story and insight on this year’s drought and its impact on the farming community. Be sure to check out the original story and leave a comment on the @Urban Magazine website. Ryan Goodman is tracking the extreme drought from his home […]

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