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Beef Terminology 101

So I get it. Cattle terminology can be a wee bit confusing. I put together a mini-dictionary of cattle terms. What cow terms do you want to know more about? 486 more words


First calves of 2014

As usual, we fail to predict the arrival of our first calf. After ten years of doing this we still fumble around for some kind of certainty to replace the ‘well sometime soon’ when asked exactly when the calves will arrive.Last Sunday morning Alan arrived (name suggested by daughter; don’t know why). 283 more words

Around The Farm

Remembering Dick LaFrance, or the Early Years of a Cowboy Veterinarian

As I write this, many people are making their way back from Hardin, Montana, where they were paying tribute to Dick LaFrance. Dick was a good veterinarian, an opinionated old cuss, a good man, and a good friend to many.  1,279 more words


2,100 Cattle Killed By Recent 'Unseasonal' Storms In Nashik, India

The hailstorms and unseasonal rain have so far claimed lives of more than 2,100 cattle in the Nashik division.

Officials said compensation is likely to be given to the owners of 581 cattle only. 278 more words


Heroism in Action, or I Told You I Could Get the Trailer Out!

Montana has enjoyed more than it’s fair share of snow this winter, and all of that spring snow can make calving season a little dicey, especially if you need to get to the vet in a hurry.  133 more words


Easy Rider, or Getting a Little Help from a Friend

Ever the good soul, Jeni gives this newborn calf a lift to the barn. After all, she didn’t want him to get his toes wet from all of the melting snow!

–photo credit Sasha Pfotenhauer


Bring 'em Boys, or Why Oh Why Did I Listen to My Mother

It was one of those days working cattle, the kind where it snows and the only thing deeper than the six inches of mud is the eight inches of cow crap mixed in with the mud. 476 more words