He is pointing out some coyote tracks. He wanted a picture to take to school .
Here he is warning me not to step in the cactus. He knows from experience it isn’t fun.
Here are some photos taken while checking and moving cattle. It is amazing what a 3 year old can find to entertain himself with during these outings. It always takes longer, but it is way more fun! He is holding a berry from a wild rose, their flowers adds color in the summer and the berries adds color in the fall. Thankful to God for getting to raise kids here.
Healthy soil = Healthy food. In this photo you can see different land used in different ways. This field was taken out of the Conservation Reserve Program and is now in a rotation of spring wheat, …
We trailed cows home this morning as it snowed and the wind began to blow. #SouthDakotawinter can be long and brutal. We brought these cows closer to home where we can give them hay and we don’t have to #plowsnow and #chop ice. Stay warm!
Healthy soil = Healthy food. In this photo you can see different land used in different ways. This field was taken out of the Conservation Reserve Program and is now in a rotation of spring wheat, winter wheat, corn and sometimes canola, sunflowers, flax, chickpeas, green or yellow peas using #no-till farming practices. We implemented no-till practices to prevent erosion and conserve moisture. No matter what land management practices used, erosion still exists, however we strive to use methods to avoid erosion as much as possible. In the photo you also see pasture used to graze cattle and hay bales to feed cattle in the winter. We have found that land use diversification increases wildlife habitat as well.
2016 harvest wrapping up. Thanks to all US Veterans for your sacrifice and our freedom.
These calves are hanging out waiting for the rest of the herd to finish getting their fall shots. These calves are all sired from sons of the Charolais breed leader LT Ledger 0332 P
The improvements made in animal health vaccines to prevent sickness have improved immensely over the years. One of our most effective practices to keep calves healthy is to give them “booster” shots in the fall each year. Just like human vaccines some cattle vaccines need to be given more than once too. Some people call it pre-conditioning. Whatever you like to call it we believe it is an effective tool to increasing the health of our herd. Some of our favorite products come from Zoetis https://www.zoetis.com/animal-health/farm-animal-health.aspx. Zoetis makes products to keep our animals from getting sick and products to treat them if they do become sick.