SUMNER — There is no quarantine at Beattie Family Farms west of Sumner, no furloughs, no days off and almost no time to think when there are crops to plant and livestock to tend.
The Sellman Ranch sits southeast of Crawford, past the Crow Butte uranium mine, through the trees and winding hills of Pine Ridge with spectacular views, out on the sprawling and flat table. Butch Sellman and family own and operate the third generation ranch.
Southwest of Redington, in Morrill County, across several auto-gates along county road 74, surrounded by bluffs, a stream running nearby, amid a sea of red colored cattle, sits Schuler Red Angus.
Fifteen miles northwest of Crawford, in the shadow of Toadstool Geological Park and Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research and Visitor Center, amid rock formations and surrounded by Oglala National Grasslands, sits Our Heritage Guest Ranch.
LOUP CITY — Frank the Tank doesn’t know he’s a link between a tragic past and a new future at Kaminski Land & Cattle along the Middle Loup River a few miles south of Loup City.
LINCOLN — Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 2.48 million cattle on feed in February, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Ranchers in the northwest are a special breed of people. They have a way about them that is not very easy to find in people of today’s world. Ranchers are both male and female, young and old, large operation or small operation. They are all the same in many ways.
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Travis Van Anne knows cattle. As a veterinarian, he spends his days helping others keep their cattle healthy. As a producer, his free time is dedicated to keeping his own herd in tip-top shape.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drastic changes in the weather have left some cattle ill in parts of New Mexico as ranchers deal with cold, dry conditions.
SYDNEY (AP) — Around a quarter of the world’s pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health’s president said Thursday.
The 26th Range Beef Cow Symposium returns to Nebraska Nov. 18-20 in Mitchell, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Events Center, with the theme “Moving Science into Practice.” The wide-ranging agenda is designed to be both topical and practical, ranging from headline-generating events like cell-cultured meats to advice about finances, reproduction, calving, and nutrition.
SHEPTON MALLET, England (AP) — On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.