Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:29

Congratulations Cashton & Lindsey!

Some thoughts for future contests: Innovations in Ag (show us thru a photo one thing your ranch does to be innovative) or Branding Time (let the fun...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 16:53

I'm pretty partial to #6 :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:14

#9 gets my vote.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:08

I enjoyed reading your thoughts on margin - good post.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:14

What a great - and timely - post. Sorting effectively is so important, and it's always interesting to see what others do.

For the most part, we try to use a method similar to the video...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 09:41

It's been interesting to read everyone's comments on this issue....when competition gets involved (and there is only one winner), it's important to remember why the competition is being held in...

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:06

I personally don't think we need to keep harping on Muck - they realized an employee made a mistake and they corrected it. I used to work for a company that works very closely with Muck, and it's...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:07

Such a great topic! I don't follow a lot of chefs, but find that for tasty cooking, and easy recipes, I always turn to the Pioneer Woman. She uses ingredients I can get at the market in our...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:35

Love the picture of you & your family - thanks for sharing! My favorite thing about the fair is all of the wonderful people you get to visit with - many of whom we see just during that time...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:28

We love going to a good rodeo! A few of our favorites are our local Farm City Rodeo here in Hermiston, OR and the world famous Pendleton Round Up. We also try to make it down to the Jordan...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 18:21


Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:10

A great list! My dad used to always say "The cows eat before we do".

I hope you enjoy your time off with your new baby (when that time comes)! We'll miss your posts, but those first...

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 09:47

I'm sorry to hear that you think AI'ing is too difficult or expensive. I'm not an expert on the economics, but we do have a bit of experience with providing a custom AI service to many large and...

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 13:30

Theme suggestion - What are you proud of on your ranch? (Could be a specific cow, bull, or a livestock practice, innovative idea, etc.)

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:08

I vote for Tater. Good photo Kristian!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:06

Amen to this comment. The best way to wrap up my sentiments on docility in one sentence.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 13:20

I can agree with your sentiments....I was having a hard time staying positive when we were hit with harsh winter weather last weekend as well. But it's like my husband Clint says - "If it were...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:28

Congratulations! No advice here, I'm not a mother (but I do love to eat beef) - but I do want to wish you a healthy pregnancy, and again - congrats!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 15:26

Great list! We give our new born calves a shot of Bo-Se at birth (but perhaps that is just a regional need here), and I might also add a soft but study cotton rope with a D ring braided in to the...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:06

I blog about our life on the ranch at

Some of my favorite ag blogs are...

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 15:27

#1 - Our Christmas Card by Lindsay Murdock!

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 14:28

Ed - I agree with you that there are cows with excellent mothering abilities can be high headed. We don't usually cull cows like those, unless they are a significant threat. (We tag a few calves...

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 09:31

We cull cows in our commercial herd based on a few reasons.
1. Open cows are automatically culled. Research proves year after year that you can't afford to hold over an open cow, or roll...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:43

"Easy feeding makes for better breeding!"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:39

We had a Charolais cow named {Scratch} who you could walk right up to in the field and scratch on her. And she was a tank - structurally correct and she weaned great calves. But her disposition...

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:10

Steve - as I was writing this, I kept reminding myself not to be negative or snarky. But the fact of the matter is that your comment angers me. The last time I checked, people still need to eat...

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 13:08

Great topic!

Where I live, the Oregon Beef Council organizes a "Beef Blitz" each spring, where students from Oregon State and adults from cattle operations travel to Portland (very...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:46

I choose to put my money where my mouth is - and for us, we do not eat at Chipotle, nor will we begin to because their philosphy is still not in alignment with ours. I believe that niche...

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 13:34

Congrats to the caption winners! And thanks for including my blog post above - there's a lot of great cattle enthusiasts out there supporting a great extracurricular activity for youth!

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 16:14


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