Thursday, January 28, 2010
We have accomplished a first here on the ranch that we are very excited about! Our first Artifically Inseminated calf was born last night! He is a healthy, vigorous bull calf. His mother is one of our moderate framed angus cows and his sire is a bull called Decatur from Select Sires. By using A.I. we are able to expand our genetics in any direction we choose. We plan to use A.I. as a tool to raise even better cows, continue to offer finished beef and raise bulls to sell as well. Our excitement is pretty high tonight. We hope you share in our success because we couldn't do it without our valued customers! A Thank you also goes out to Brad Meek at Cache Valley Select Sires who taught me how to A.I. We want you to be confident that we are on the cutting edge of the cattle industry. But we still hold fast to the values and traditions that we hold dear. We work hard to improve our cattle which in-turn improves the final product we offer.....BEEF! We plan to attend bull sales throughout the spring to find the next perfect herdsire for our operation. When we get him home we'll post his picture as quick as we can. Until then, here's a picture of our newest and proudest addition. Hopefully this little guy will grow into a fine bull. Thanks for checking in!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Winter brings lots of joys and challenges to running a ranch. While the moisture is always welcome and a blessing, the bitter cold and snow makes getting things done harder. Cows have to be fed daily. Ice has to be chopped to open up water for stock to drink. And with calving season just around the corner another dynamic is about to start. Even with the extra chores I can't help feeling blessed with all I have. As I helped my cousin get his cattle home from the Family ranch in deep snow, i had to pause and appreciate all the beauty. Sure, the snow was deep and drifted. But it makes for a pretty picture. Hope nothing but the best to all of you in this new year. As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by and see what we've been up to.