WILLMAR, Minn. – Sixteen calves were born Feb. 22-26, and another 50-plus calves were born over the next two weeks at Cardinal Creek Cattle Co.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Digital technology was everywhere at Five Pine Cattle Co.’s Annual Bull and Heifer Production Sale, Saturday, March 11, 2023.
SaleASKOV, Minn. – Folks who bought bulls and heifers at the Becker’s Angus production sale know they are getting durable cattle.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Weather forecasters spent a week talking about the big storm coming.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. – The Altmans are entering a new phase within the growth of Five Pine Cattle Co.
ASKOV, Minn. – Less than two weeks before the Beckers Angus Second Annual Production Sale on March 12, David Becker had just 10 cows still waiting to drop their calves.
WILLMAR, Minn. – After a cloudy and snowy January, February brought mostly blue skies and high temperatures ranging from 20-40 degrees.
Over the course of three days, they photographed and videoed close to 50 head. “All those needed to be clipped, so it was very, very busy,” he said.
ASKOV, Minn. – When David Becker gave his Feb. 13 report, there were two cows that were AI’d left to come in. The first herd sire calf arrived on Feb. 12, with many more to come.
WILLMAR, Minn. – The sun was shining on Minnesota’s livestock farms, but temperatures of 15 below zero in late January required lots of management.
Creating their own 40-page catalog as a value-added gift to their 600 customers on their mailing list involves hundreds of work hours and thousands of dollars.
ASKOV, Minn. – Everything happened during the last two weeks of January.
WILLMAR, Minn. – RJ and James Orsten continued with their chores at Orsten Turkeys and Cardinal Creek Cattle Co.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Calving moved into full swing in January at Five Pine Cattle Co. There were about 15 cute and rambunctious calves running around as of Jan. 16.
ASKOV, Minn. – The weather isn’t giving any time off this year to east central Minnesota farmers like those at Beckers Angus.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Like many turkey farms in Minnesota, Orsten Turkeys of Willmar are a multi-generational operation.
It was that kind of a challenging week at Five Pine Cattle Co., between snowstorms and the start of calving season.
ASKOV, Minn. – If the rest of winter is anything like December 2022, farmers could be pushing a lot of snow. Two big December snowstorms created extra work for livestock farmers across east central Minnesota.
WILLMAR, Minn. – It was time for RJ and James Orsten to move their registered Hereford cows from James’ farm to RJ’s farm.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Five Pine Cattle Co. has been busy preparing for 2022-23 calving.
ASKOV, Minn. – Farmers and ranchers spend their lives outdoors, so if they sense the weather is trying to tell them something, it’s good to listen.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Across west central Minnesota, early December offered just a crust of snow.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. – At Christmastime, the cattle will be lowing at Five Pine Cattle Co.
ASKOV, Minn. – About 3 inches of snow lay on the ground in Pine County. Temperatures were cold enough that resorts were making snow for ski or tube runs.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Brothers RJ and James Orsten have agreed to take us along through their winter farming season in Kandiyohi County!