Arizona Cattle Ranch and Feedlot Tour

Last week, work took me on a trip to Phoenix to tour a cattle feedlot and ranch with a group of dietetic interns and the Arizona Beef Council. This is one of the exciting programs with my job where we help future dietitians learn more about how beef cattle are raised and the nutritional science … Continue reading Arizona Cattle Ranch and Feedlot Tour

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Considerations for Worker Safety When Handling Livestock

Farming and ranching continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations with more than 28 deaths per 100,000 workers every year, not accounting for those under the age of 16. Most farm accidents occur with tractor work, but don’t discount the risk of working with unpredictable live animals. Two of the major contributing factors … Continue reading Considerations for Worker Safety When Handling Livestock

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Running: 25-Mile Relay Ranch Run – Lennep, Montana

This was a busy weekend for the Montana running community! September offers so many great opportunities for runners and this weekend was one of the busiest! On Saturday, I took part in the inaugural CattleWomen’s Ranch Run, a 25-mile relay in the Castle Mountains near the town of Lennep. This 5-person relay showcased 5th generation ranches, stewardship and … Continue reading Running: 25-Mile Relay Ranch Run – Lennep, Montana

What Happens In A Cattle Feedlot – My Introduction As A Kid

So what really takes place at a cattle feedlot? Many folks refer to these places of business as factory farms. There is strong fascination among activist groups to uncover acts of cruelty and abuse from these locations, not only animal abuse, but irrevocable harms to the surrounding environment and communities. I have been lucky enough … Continue reading What Happens In A Cattle Feedlot – My Introduction As A Kid

One Year After Atlas Blizzard Kills Thousands of Livestock

It's hard to believe it's been one year since the historic and devastating Atlas Blizzard struck the region surrounding western South Dakota. The unexpected, early season storm left in its wake more than $1.7 billion in damage, feet of snow and howling winds wiped out tens of thousands of livestock, and ranchers were left with … Continue reading One Year After Atlas Blizzard Kills Thousands of Livestock

Ranching gives you a perspective of life… (Video)

Turns out I was writing about the Montana Stockgrowers Association LONG before I ever even knew I would be moving to Montana and working with this great group of ranchers. I've now met Heath and Kiley Martinell and their children and know much more about how they contribute to the Montana ranching community. This post … Continue reading Ranching gives you a perspective of life… (Video)

Atlas Blizzard Costs South Dakota Ranchers and Area Economy $1.7 Billion

Note: The following a release from SDSU and update from this month's devastating Atlas Blizzard that had an economic impact of $1.7 billion on the area economy. Relief efforts for the affected ranchers continue to flow in while federal disaster aid has been limited and slow in response. Consider checking out the designated Ranchers Relief … Continue reading Atlas Blizzard Costs South Dakota Ranchers and Area Economy $1.7 Billion