The Calves and the Road Grader

We went out to video gathering the calves and found that the county road crew was working on the road right beside where we would be driving the calves. Just as Richard got to the gate with the calves, the grader was loudly pushing gravel exactly beside the gate. Other than a look or two, the calves didn’t mind at all walking right past the grader and through the gate, just as Richard directed them to.

Categories: Stockmanship.

Ag Tour Stopped on the Farm

Several months ago Don Lucietta, assistant to Representative Roy Blunt, asked us if they could bring the Representative and an ag tour group to see our switchgrass field in August? We said sure, why not? Well, we didn’t hear much about it after that, though they did ask for some promotional information and photos about us a month or so ago for the printed packet of materials they handed out to the group.

Then, this morning things started happening! KOLR 10 TV station called and asked if they could come out earlier and interview us.

Here’s the link to their finished report which appeared on TV tonight!

And here’s the link to the Springfield News-Leader articles in the August 12 issue. We were front page, above the fold in the actual paper!

Richard was interviewed about our switchgrass field, our cattle business, and our low-stress livestock handling!

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Categories: Current News, Management, Nat. Resources, Photos, and Stockmanship.