Now here’s a lovely photo of some peaceful grazing on a lovely Indian Summer day. Thanks to Gary Kendall for sharing this lovely fall photograph taken by Russ Ewan of Big Timber, Montana.
When Margaret Smith-Braniff sent this wonderful series of photos, she explained: “I want to share the back story. Our ranch is south of Buffalo, Wyoming, split by Crazy Woman Creek about eight miles from I-25. The two men featured are Mike Harper and his son Morgan. I lease our grass ranch to MikeRead More
Surrounded by at least six cow dogs ready and waiting to be of assistance, this good-looking line-up of cowboys recently took part in the fall gather on the CA Ranch. L to R: Scot Folkman, Roland Moore, Marc Brogger, Bill Sowa, Kade Ensign, Frank Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson, & Cole Ryan.Read More
All across America’s cow country, this scene is being played and replayed as ranchers go about their fall work and fix to collect their once-a-year income. In this particular photo, Wes Sargent loads a pot of heifers to go from the Sargent Ranch near Shawmut, Montana, to Grass Range, Montana. Kayla Sargent photo.Read More
By Lisa Schmidt
Extrapolations are usually inaccurate and misleading. Sometimes they are harmful. For example, when a writer for Mother Jones magazine visits an Iowa hog barn and experiences the stench, but then extrapolates her experience to describe hog carcasses waiting in dumpsters before being butchered for commercial sales, her article is inaccurate, misleading, and harmful.
Results from a surveyRead More
Now if this series of photos isn’t perfect for Mother’s Day, the WAR editor doesn’t know what would be! Arriving in the big outside world is a process! Thanks to John L. Moore of Miles City, Montana, for sharing these excellent photos of what he called “the progression” with a 5/8ths Tarentaise heifer and a Red Angus-sired heifer calf. HeRead More
Montana goes to Nicaragua! Treston Vermandel and Marty Earnhart from the MT Department of Agriculture — along with two Montana ranchers, Bob Redland of Redland Red Angus and Chase Brevig of Brevig Charolais — spent a week in Central America. L to R: Treston Vermandel, Chase Brevig, Bob Redland, Jimmy Bolanos, Oscar Huete, Marty Earnheart, and unknown.
Community College Series: Part 9Northeastern Junior College
By Leesa Zalesky & Linda Grosskopf
Location: Sterling, ColoradoWeb Address: www.njc.eduFounded: 1941Academic Programs: 80 programs of study including degrees that transfer to four-year institutions as well as online opportunitiesMission: “Northeastern Junior College is committed to developing excellence in our students by instilling knowledge, advancing skills, and providing opportunities to transfer and enter the workforce successfully.”Vision:Read More
Flanked by his friend Connor Cook, left, Cody Montgomery – a sixth-grader at Huntley Project Schools in Worden, Montana — is NOT idly going through the motions of jotting down prices paid for Vermilion bulls as the auction progressed at PAYS in Billings, Montana, on the afternoon of March 24. Thanks to a bank-rolling grandfather – Harmel Jolly of Wamsutter,Read More
A scene from all over cow country… When Lisa Schmidt of Conrad, Montana, shared this photo, she wrote: “This newborn just needed a tubing of evaporated and sweetened condensed milk to get him up and going. My daughter Abby says the best part of tubing a calf is licking the sweetened condensed milk from the lid before it freezes!”Read More
When this wet calf showed up in the middle of the night, 8-month-old Roader the Beagle was fascinated by the new and unexpected arrival and took it upon himself to be the welcoming committee of one. When Christy Gerdes, who lives east of Billings, Montana, shared this photo, she commented: “This baby\’s mom gave my husband Rance the run-around lastRead More
Work Ethic 101 alive, well, and packing sheep hooks! Thanks to Amy Burroughs Keyes for sharing this great photo. She wrote: “This photo was taken December 29, 2016, on Shearing Day on the Keyes Ranch in Livingston, Montana. Annie, Wyatt, and Kaycee Keyes help Grandpa Butch push sheep down the chute while their dad Ryan shears the ewes and theirRead More