Tonight the calves are in the front yard, the backyard and on the driveway.
Bulls on the road are a sign that it’s time for the animals to go to pasture [...]]]>
With spring around the corner, our animals will soon be leaving our farm and heading to green pastures throughout the Kansas Flint Hills. Our animals change locations and food sources throughout the year for good reason. Read through my life cycle of a cow to learn why.
But I learned the truth, HSUS doesn’t help local shelters, less than 5 percent of the organization’s total expenditures and grants go to shelters. A vast majority of its funding is used to undermine [...]]]>
But for farmers, the preparation for a winter storm is much more intense and time-consuming. Farmers watch the [...]]]>
The national restaurant chain believes that animals should be raised “naturally” and that farmers that chose to use improved nutrition, antibiotics and [...]]]>
Just the other day, my sister told me she purchased organic milk for her son "because it has more vitamins and nutrients" – at least that's what the packaging said. She didn't know how or why that was possible, but [...]]]>
So with Christmas wrapped and 2014 right around the corner, here are my top 10 hopes, wishes and dreams for 2014 . . .
(1) Growth and prosperity for family and friends. I would not be the [...]]]>
But my hubby took time to help baby Evan experience his first snowfall. I let him experience snowfall Saturday and then the piles of snow that settled on the farm Sunday.
Beef has [...]]]>
Nearly five years ago I met my farmer. I was a city girl with no real understanding of farming and the agriculture industry. In fact, my husband spent our first date explaining why he had to deliver the bulls to the cows. Let's just say it was the bovine version of the [...]]]>
Adding protein to any meal helps you stay fuller, longer. Research recently published in the American Journal of [...]]]>
It started with a Tweet to a reporter I heard comment on the farm bill, calling it a hand out for farmers that are getting rich off government subsidies. I simply responded that the statement wasn’t true. Three hours later, and a few more participants, we [...]]]>
On its website, the company claims that antibiotic-free chicken is simply better and even tastes better. While no farmer condones the overuse of antibiotics, animal owners know that sick animals are not happy or productive animals. Therefore, we as cattle owners believe in the responsible use of antibiotics to help our animals overcome illness. [...]]]>
Following the combine is the baler, collecting the stalks of the wheat and creating round bales to use for bedding and feed for our cattle this winter.
After that, the planter enters the field, planting soybean or grain sorghum seed in the wheat stubble. This is often called double-cropping and allows us an opportunity get a second crop into [...]]]>