Category : On the ranch

On the ranch, On the road

Who knows?

You could say I’m the sentimental sort. The shelves of my home and every nook of my mind are filled with little details, mementos, hand-written cards and trinkets that take me to another time and place in a glance or a touch. There’s that hand-embroidered “I love Angus” tea towel that still takes me back […]

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On the ranch

When the cattle call

The plan was to write last night. I was all settled in, candle to my left, sweet tea to my right. Then my phone rang. It was my dad’s ring and, honestly, I hesitated, because I know what those calls carry. “I need your help down here,” he said. And if I could tell you […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch, On the road

Maternal instincts, predictable cattle

Following the calves: It’s a two-way street

Some may take offense to comparing a herd of kids to fresh calves or a mom’s eye to maternal instincts, but I don’t think it’s out of line to say ‘fetal programming’ had a role in how each Loseke kid is developing a passion for the beef business. All four were riding feedlot pens in […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch

When the Plan B scores an A+

Talking Hadrick’s heifers in Following the Calves

Before Mark Sebranek was a cattle feeder, he had a small cow-calf herd. He wanted to feed a load of cattle, get information back and capture more value from his genetic investment. “I was another one of those that some people don’t want to mess with: the small guys,” Mark says, noting he never found […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch


“Laura, would you mind calling Dr. Freel.” Now there are some exceptions – preg checking, semen testing – where one of our large animal veterinarians is met with smiles when they drive through our gates. Otherwise that request comes with a frustrated shrug. From me, from my family, from anyone who’s reached their limit of […]

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