Time tested

We’ve dubbed it the “smiling house.” On my family’s regular route through the Sandhills, there’s a lonely old place, rain and time have left the wood devoid of color. Yet, with its classic, square farmhouse design—and a little imagination—its two upstairs windows make...

Living their story

Meet Lucile: She’s 96 and flies a Beechcraft. Then there’s her son Bob, who started digging up dinosaur bones on their ranch as a relaxing hobby. Bob’s son Grant fly fishes in Alaska. When I visited the Bledsoe family near Wray, Colorado, last week, it was a bit like...

Predictable cattle in a business that’s anything but

Steady. In a world where changes seems hard to predict, where prices are volatile and weather is, too, it’s nice to have something constant to rely on. That’s what Nebraska cattle feeder Terry Beller has in Montana rancher John Riley. “The cattle, they’re real...
Cattle feeding chat builds bridges

Cattle feeding chat builds bridges

Cattle feeding chat builds bridges Kansas brothers address beef marketers   by Miranda Reiman When it’s just not possible to bring 600 people from across the globe to the feedyard, the next best thing is to bring a little of that Herington, Kan., family operation to...
Big on quality

Big on quality

Big on quality Poky Feeders wins CAB Feedlot Commitment to Excellence Award   by Steve Suther One of the largest cattle feeders in the country aims for high-quality results and hits that target every day. Poky Feeders, Scott City, Kan., turns 3,700 head per week, and...