Category : On the ranch

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Award/contest winners, On the ranch, On the road
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Not just a carcass program

Basin Angus ranch wins CAB honors for long-term focus on many traits

“Are you patient?” I asked Doug Stevenson as he and Sharon showed me around their Columbus, Mont., ranch. The way he half-smirked, thought for a mere second, then chuckled and glanced back at his wife, gave him away. “Maybe I ought to let her answer that.” Sharon’s response? A laugh that told me I hadn’t […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch, On the road
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Following the calves: Trade-offs, but never satisfied

It’s a trade-off most Montanans welcomed with open arms. Snow in September brought moisture that easily trumped any ideals of a long Indian Summer or an idyllic fall. “We didn’t have a drop of rain starting the 15th of June, and so much hot weather this summer, you couldn’t find green anywhere,” Bruce Keaster says. […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Everyday miracle leaves lasting impression

The baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its attention to nursing. It could be any farm or ranch across the country on any given day, but it just so happens that this day: he had an audience. As the first of two tour buses rounded a corner on a […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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The Footsteps We Follow

“Now, I don’t want you to focus on just the carcass on this deal,” he said as we pulled off the gravel road to a pasture approach. It was a soft-spoken plea, not a demand, but still: Gulp. Pit in my stomach. Had something changed in the past 15 years since Senior Editor Steve had […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch, On the road
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Angus way out there

“You better just let us come to you,” Anjie McConnell told me over the phone. Honestly, I was surprised I even had cell reception on my way to their Wyoming ranch, so I pulled alongside the road and waited. Her husband Mike’s cowboy hat gave them away. “Little Siberia.” That’s what the truck drivers call […]

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