I had my first calving nightmare. It must mean that calving season is coming up around the corner. Granted from a calendar perspective it should still be over a month off, but evidently my brain has another thought process.
"Our cattle veterinarian popped out last week and we castrated, vaccinated and weaned. It was a good feeling to be done with that - emotionally and mentally."
"Having the bonus babies helps for grafting on to the heartbreaks that come with calving sometimes."
ORLANDO, Fla. — The cost of putting this year’s corn crop in the ground has been a large topic of conversation at Commodity Classic.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Finding and sustaining new uses for soybeans continues to be a major focus for soybean groups at Commodity Classic in 2023.
"I can already picture those 9 p.m. sunset rides while watching the cattle graze so peacefully in the pastures. Those are the moments I live for and I am just itching for them again!"
"It is much more relaxing to go to a sale when you are not really planning to buy anything, but it is not nearly as exhilarating."
Last year, my favorite heifer decided to have her calf by a ditch, rolled over and died. Other heifers I have anointed as "the one" have had other misfortunes.
Right this very minute down on the farm we are getting ready to calve!
"This winter is proving to be yet another challenge to already depleted resources. When I say resources I mean all: monetary, feed, mental, physical, the list goes on."
Meet our newest Producer Progress Reporter: John O'Dea works around the clock to run his family farm in Indianola, Nebraska.
I’m really tempted to see if we could do a Guinness beer brat. We also have flavors like original, south of the border, and parmesan garlic. Yes, this is what my life has become, talking about cows and brats.
“If you’re upset, they’ll put their head on your shoulder and lean into you. They feel what you’re feeling.”
"I already reminded my hubby that the cost of roses is similar to the cost of hay so he should choose wisely. "
"When it comes to romance and gift giving, I am not very good, and age does not seem to make me any better at it."
The office in the shop looks like it was burglarized, the lambing barn needs a deep cleaning and the alley to the pens is strewn with halters, shepherd’s crooks and other implements.
"After every convention I come home absolutely exhausted but so reinvigorated about the great people I met and the conversations I had."
Right this very minute down on the farm we are starting to get ready for calving season.
hear it time after time: “I can’t get away” or “I don’t have the time” or "I don’t have anyone I can trust to watch over things.”
Friends ask me all the time how Dad is doing. I really struggle with my reply because there is no good answer.
If a new right to repair MOU with John Deere doesn’t live up to its billing, one Nebraska Senator is ready to reintroduce his bill on the topic.
"I’ve never really understood what “going to hell in a handbasket” means but I’m pretty sure we had a day that came close to representing that this week."
"Who knows what 2023 will hold for us. The weather is something we cannot do anything about but has everything to do with success and failure."
Well, the Boss Man and our new pup Pippy have become best buds, and the little one has settled in really well to ranch life. She’s already getting accustomed to regular baths which I feel is a ranch dog must.
“The first thing I tell people is I’m sick and tired of going to other people’s funerals out here that I could have prevented."
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