Tag: Cattle

Post-Calving: My Dirty Job

Mike Rowe may have his own show where he gets to do a different Dirty Job every week, but do not worry, here on the ranch I can run into some rough stuff as well. This job though was definitely not the most pleasant. So be ready. I have pulled out the books for this […]

Ranch Snow Day: The Prolapse

We have heard it time and time again, “No farms or ranches closed today due to winter weather.” Farmers and Ranchers must brave any and all weather conditions to care for and feed livestock. But how often do we hear what happens during those days? It is very difficult to get work done and document […]

Why Do We Care?

Wednesday was just another busy day at the feedyard. Plenty of cattle going through the processing barn receiving vaccinations and ear tags. The cowboys were putting off their morning pen riding as long as possible by quizzing the Vet during his monthly visit. Here I am running around like a chicken with my head cut […]

The Face Of Food Production

Factory Farm. Big Ag. Corporate Agriculture. CAFO. These are just a few of the terms used by those who oppose large business agriculture in today’s food production. Let’s face it, agriculture is made of many different farms, ranches, and operations, none of which are exactly the same. Some may be owned by families, others by […]

Let Us Fix This Consumer – Ag Disconnect

It really should not surprise me or disappoint me by now when I hear someone criticizing food production. After all of the blows and punches consumer groups have taken at crop and livestock producers over the past couple of years, one would think we would have the thick skin to tolerate it. But still I […]

A Day at the Feedyard

Labor Day weekend for most is filled with memories of family and friends gathered around the water or a BBQ soaking in the last days of summer. For many of us in production Agriculture, those memories also include getting around early to finish the chores before going off to the party. This is how it […]

AgProud at Arkansas Cattle Auction

My family’s owned and operated cattle auction in Searcy, Arkansas is AgProud because we help small producers in our area be better cattleman. We assist them in selecting marketing options for their cattle, choosing replacement cattle that best fit their operation objectives, and learn better management etchniques, like scheduled vaccination programs, to produce a better […]

Who Is Ryan Goodman? What is this blog about?

Everyone has a story to tell. America’s Ranchers and Farmers have a great one. Whether it is our hard work, resilience, sense of community, or passion to keep improving upon our skills, someone is listening. These are the stories of Agriculturalists and the reasons why they are proud to be a part of Agriculture. What […]

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