The Last of the Virgin Sod

As turn the page to Spring when farmers prepare for the season's planting, I can't help but think of the smell of freshly turned dirt and the green plants that will soon sprout up. While we have relatively small amounts of native prairie remaining in the United States, we do have numerous farmers and ranchers … Continue reading The Last of the Virgin Sod

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Breeding Season coming to a close

Earlier this week, I was busy in the barn at one of our farms despite the humidity and rain. We were working cattle and pulling bulls from the cow herds. The calves were receiving their first round of vaccinations (2 shots - one to protect against 7 different Clostridiums and Pinkeye, another for Respiratory diseases), … Continue reading Breeding Season coming to a close

Photo Friday: Green grass and happy cows

It's taken all summer, but we finally have some mud in the pasture. The grass is bright green, and the cows are happy. It doesn't take long to remember the drought that encompasses so much of the country though. I'm in Arkansas today and seeing first-hand the worst of the drought in the cattle pasture. … Continue reading Photo Friday: Green grass and happy cows