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Caption this photograph submitted by Lauren Chase, Montanta Stockgrower’s Association communications director, to win a copy of “Cowboy Wisdom -- What The World Can Learn From The Wit And Wisdom Of The West.” Three copies will be given away.

Spring is a busy time of year for cattlemen. What with calving, planting, and getting ready to move pairs to summer pastures, there’s a lot on our minds and always a full day’s job to do. One of the most important things a rancher does this time of year is check his newborn calves and watch for any signs of coccidiosis, scours, pneumonia or anything else that might slow those babies down.

So, we make our lists and check them twice. Our calf records hold a wide range of information, such as birthdate and birthweight, sire and dam, calving difficulty score, color, polled or horned, etc. We also track if a calf has had treatment and how often. These little details add up in the big scheme of things, and I’m certain most ranchers maintain some kind of records, whether it’s in a spare notebook or on an expensive computer program.

Either way, this photo, taken by Lauren Chase, Montanta Stockgrower’s Association’s communications director, captures the spirit of the cowboy and his never-ending checks over his stock. The photo was taken near McMinnville, TN, and I’m sure hoping and praying we start to green up around here like it is down there!

The caption contest will run from today until noon on April 26. We will select three best captions to win a copy of “Cowboy Wisdom -- What The World Can Learn From The Wit And Wisdom Of The West,” by David Stevenson, with photography by David Stoecklein. To enter, simply leave your best caption idea in the comments section below.

As a side note, only registered readers can comment; we unfortunately can’t award prizes to “Anonymous.” Registering is easy. Just click here to sign up.

I can’t wait to read your captions. Good luck to all participants!

 

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Discuss this Blog Entry 72

Pete McKay (not verified)
on Apr 20, 2013

Ma'am, We'll need a photo ID and proof of insurance before providing any services for your child.

Clarence Wilbur (not verified)
on Apr 20, 2013

I don't care that you can't read the tag, don't come any closer!

joel keierleberAnonymous (not verified)
on Apr 20, 2013

if it doesnt rain soon i have your number

Gayla Moeckel (not verified)
on Apr 21, 2013

"In or Out?"

Stephen (not verified)
on Apr 22, 2013

"The eyes of the Rancher are upon you"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Apr 22, 2013

TRUE ranchers interview Mama To Be in Her Enviroment

Anonymous (not verified)
on Apr 23, 2013

Ok... it was me in the puddle. Go ahead write me up.

on Apr 24, 2013

Would you like to see my udder side now?

on Apr 24, 2013

He's got a pen and paper so that means I won't be getting tagged, branded, or vaccinated today, but I'm worried about the glove?

on Apr 24, 2013

Sorry Maam, but you were speeding with a new baby on board. I'm going to have to write you a ticket.

Carolyn (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

WHAT... you ain't looking so good after the winter we have had either...

david nuelle (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

A partnership can take on many forms...

Anonymous (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

Here's my eartag number call me maybe.........

Anonymous again (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

So Missy, hope you like the boys, or down the road this fall!

Los Arcos de Oro Ranch (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

I am taking a vacation raise more chickens.

randy almond (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

I do all the work and you show up with that little book and a pencil thanks alot buddy.

Ray (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

Sweet Thang,I hate to do it, but I'm gonna havta issue you a citation for trompin mud on the pasture!

Chuck Scott (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

Yes, she had baby. Great body score, good hooves and love her dispostion. She's a keeper!

tedman12 (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

License and proof of Insurance please

on Apr 24, 2013

"Wish he'd concentrate on feeding as much as his darn cowboy poetry"

Woody (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

The more you have in black and white, the better.

ken johnson (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2013

I just came to check on you, not get chased like last year.

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