Droning on and on

You can’t pick up an ag publication these days without finding a story on how drones will revolutionize the cow business. Supposedly, they’ll do everything from checking on float valves to spotting a trespassing hunter. They’ll even find cattle on a far flung ranch. I’ve got news for the experts: we already have such a device… it’s called a dog.

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The Special Ones 

I’ve always laughed at city folks and their duded-up dogs and fully-clothed cats, but I can relate to them on some level. I can even sort of understand the bleeding hearts trying to save the so-called “wild” horses” even though many of them carry the brand of their previous owner. I can relate to these animal lovers because I am

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The Things People Save

Antiques are big business these days. It is estimated that 50 million Americans keep things that are old, funny looking, don’t work, are expensive to maintain, and are kept around only for sentimental purposes—in this case, we are, of course, referring to wives who collect husbands.

But people are also collecting much more valuable objects such as old telephones, license plates,

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Better Left Unsaid 

Despite being married for 43 years, my wife and I don’t have children, so I’m not speaking from experience on the subject of kids. But from the outside looking in, here are what I think would be some of the most dreaded words a parent could hear from their son or daughter.

Mama, Frankie said babies are made by too much

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The Cure For Everything…

The Cure For Everything…

Did you see the news out of London’s Imperial College where scientists have found the cure for everything? An article in Nature Communications said that the scientists have genetically modified mosquitoes in the lab to produce sperm that produced 95% male offspring. By turning loose these GMO mosquitoes, they could eliminate ALL mosquitoes in a few generations

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The Cure For Everything…

Did you see the news out of London’s Imperial College where scientists have found the cure for everything? A article in Nature Communications said that the scientists have genetically modified mosquitoes in the lab to produce sperm that produced 95% male offspring. By turning loose these GMO mosquitoes, they could eliminate ALL mosquitoes in a few generations because there would

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Poopy the Cow Pie

I have felt for some time that the beef industry needs a mascot: a Geicko Gecko, an AFLAC Duck, Morris the Cat, Aunt Jemima, Captain Morgan, Jolly Green Giant, Betty Crocker, or Snap Crackle or Pop. You get the idea.

According to one study I read, the Pillsbury Doughboy was seven times more effective in ads than celebrities were. And cheaper

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Choose Your Weapon

Once every four years, many newspapers endorse their pick for President.
You’ll never see me doing that, for a variety of reasons. First, I don’t own the periodical you’re reading, and I wouldn’t want to run off any readers with my choice. The second reason is that I’m disgusted with the whole selection process. Thirdly, why would anyone want my opinion

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10 places NOT to find a cowboy…

If you want to catch a glimpse of a real cowboy, here are 10 places NOT to look.
#10 Mercedes dealership. Although I don’t hang around such places myself, I doubt a Mercedes is the cowboy’s dream drive. I don’t even think Mercedes makes a pickup, do they? I did write a story once about a cowboy who had a Cadillac.

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Save Me, Save Me

We could all learn a thing or two from the eco-terrorists that worship trees and owls but hate people. Instead of fighting them, we should join them. We’ve got plenty of endangered species in agriculture that need preserving.
I’d be willing to bet that there are fewer Hays Converter cattle in this country than there are spotted owls, and yet nobody

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Eating Abe

Eating Abe

I have an embarrassing admission to make. In my life, I\’ve fed, raised, and traded thousands of cattle, but, as far as I know, I have yet to eat a bite of any of them. I never fed out a homegrown steer or stuffed our freezer with hamburger from an old lump jaw cow. I gave any calves

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Man marries tree…

Man marries tree…

 

I don’t know if you’ve heard the latest high society news, but a man in Mexico just married a tree. Yes, Peruvian activist and actor Richard Torres married Arbol del Tule, more affectionately known as Tule, in Oaxaca, Mexico… which is where, I’m assuming, the newlyweds spent their honeymoon because, well, you know, the bride can’t go anywhere

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New Age Brandings…

New Age Brandings…

Ranch brandings in the future will take on an all new look, thanks to squeamish animal rightists, who get ill just thinking about all the despicable things we do to our animals to keep them healthy and safe. PETA and their ilk want you to treat your cattle like humans. No, on second thought, they want you to

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