Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in “I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is...
Efficient, high-marbling beef

Efficient, high-marbling beef

Efficient, high-marbling beefWeak correlation between traits makes good news for cattlemen. by Morgan Marley Everybody who makes a living in the beef industry wants more efficiency, especially if it doesn’t sacrifice carcass quality. Animal scientist Dean Pringle says...
Ranching from the history books

Ranching from the history books

Ranching From the History Books by Nicole Lane Erceg I’ve always been fascinated with history. From the Founding Fathers in grade school to the battles of World War II, the stories of those who came before us and the great feats they accomplished continue to intrigue...
Coming home

Coming home

Coming Home “His name is Panic Switch,” says Colton Hamilton with a grin. His father Gavin helps hold the stuffed bull’s head nearly their height. But I didn’t hear the word “panic” clearly. I don’t know what I heard, even after asking a couple more times. Maybe the...
From one over-achiever to another

From one over-achiever to another

From one overachiever to another Picture this: Two sprinkler irrigation pipes standing nearly 30 feet tall made sturdy by a cross brace. A perfectly calculated swing hanging from the center of the brace. A 12-foot platform attached to every kid’s dream jungle gym. Any...