The Ranch

This is a photo of Big Valley one of our fields at the ranch! These are some of the tall pecan trees on the banks of the Pecan Bayou Bayou at the Ranch. The cows have to hold their body condition in dry weather in Texas. As a result, we expect them to calve in less than a 365 day interval and raise calves on a grass forage diet, with hay supplementation in the winter months.

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Our Cattle Pens

We built cattle pens based on Temple Grandin's S-curve design last year. It is amazing how easily the cattle move through the chute and how quickly we can treat the cattle with their semi-annual vaccinations. There are several components of the design that can be incorporated, even as modifications to an existing pen system. The key feature that we think works well in our pens is the S-curve rounding pen, which flows into a S-curve lead-up chute. We added a...

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