Category : On the road

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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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Words two live by

Twin brothers share their wisdom on ranching in the Texas Panhandle

“That was probably it,” my gut tells me as I drive past a charming farm house lining a dirt road on the outskirts of Spearman, Texas. I dial the first 8-0-6 number in my recent call list, not sure which brother will be on the other end of the line. It was Chance, who was […]

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‘Worth the squeeze’

Used cars. Potential dates. Bred heifers. A prudent shopper for any of the above is wise to wonder: How well were they cared for before I came around? What impact did the last person leave for me to deal with? What shape are they in now? It’s no different in journalism. A quick google search […]

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