Category : On the ranch

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Call the cattle ‘Hoover’

We were sitting in her parked truck, next to the old house where her grandfather was raised, cattle to our left and behind us. “Just call the cattle ‘Hoover’,” Landi Livingston said matter-of-factly. It was one of the first times I went with an angle. Writers, we all have our own [arguably odd] methods of […]

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Better beef on the horizon

The sun was just peeking over the hills surrounding Hardyville, Ky., when I drove right past Jay McCoy’s ranch. My GPS told me I had arrived, but I knew there was no way his was the place surrounded by Holstein cattle. On the hunt for pastures that told me I had arrived at a commercial […]

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Ovine to bovine

I was a sheep kid growing up. My home life was cattle, we made a living off of them entirely, but I loved showing sheep the most. I could go on and on about the animal but the industry itself I had no interest in – cattle ranching runs through my blood. I met Fred […]

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Answers out the window

I expected a typical interview. If I’m being honest, maybe even a rushed one. I’d called Jordan Willis on the fly just a week earlier, asked him if I could snag an early morning on his Wyoming ranch. “North of Randolph you’ll come to a junction,” he started. “From there I’m just a couple miles […]

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Behind the scenes: the ranch from the movie scenes

It was the first time I’d waited for a cattleman in a gift shop and visitor center. Ryan Schultz, at Kuoloa Ranch, was just getting back from his first chores of the day as tour buses started to roll in. Those travelers came to see where dozens and dozens of movies and TV shows—from Jurassic […]

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