26 04, 2017


By | 2017-04-26T13:33:56+00:00 April 26th, 2017|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|5 Comments

Whew!! Let’s put the winter of 2016 behind us. Time to think of warmer temperatures – sunshine – and Spring rains. In the Texas area, that also means preparing for our Spring cow work. Now every cattle operation has a time and action plan that must be executed. Once the breeding-calving dates are established, we [...]

4 03, 2017


By | 2017-04-25T23:03:16+00:00 March 4th, 2017|"The Girls" - Cow Work|4 Comments

Many associations – colleges – conventions – large ranches offer a school curriculum for successful ranching. But did you ever stop to think that your ranch serves up a school of life every single day? Yep, everything from “life basics” to some pretty advanced “do or die” classes. So I thought maybe we could take [...]

27 01, 2016


By | 2017-04-25T23:03:17+00:00 January 27th, 2016|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch, Main|3 Comments

We have a 90 day calving season – the cows are bred to start calving December 1st with the last calf coming the first week of March. As my vet always reminds me – there are 450 “women” in the maternity ward and things won’t always go as planned. Wow – what an understatement!! Today [...]

11 11, 2015

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:17+00:00 November 11th, 2015|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|4 Comments

Fall cow work is all about reviewing each cow’s overall health – preg testing (palpation) – vaccinating for diseases that might be a problem in our area – and administering  parasite control.  I never look forward to this working because too many tough decisions have to be made.  Ranching is a business and your cows [...]

30 09, 2015

The “Live” Stock Market

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:18+00:00 September 30th, 2015|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|5 Comments

As you may recall, a few weeks ago when we shipped two loads of calves, the market had started its downward slide.  At the time, we made a decision to keep back the third load.  The strategy was to feed them out – wait for the wheat pasture to open in hopes that we would [...]

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