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Wordless Wednesday: Future

This little lady as I keep calling her, or better known as X54 has picked up quite a few likes on my Facebook profile. So I thought I would share her over here as well. 

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Check out Chandler’s sale page for sibs of this heifer, while she isn’t for sale, there are others in the pen that are just as striking. And the sale ends tomorrow!

Simply, Why is the Beef Industry Important

Simply saying it, why is the beef industry important? A recent conversation with an industry peer challenged me to state my opinion of this question. 

Preservation and utilization of natural resources, producing lean beef and critical by-products, stimulating rural and urban economies and continuing a family heritage for the next generation are the simply points why I am passionate about the beef industry in the U.S. and around the world.

Our planet is comprised of numerous diverse ecosystems; within those systems are multiple ways to manage the natural resources while cultivating products that further a modern society. Cattle are a tool for management systems that allow rangelands, other grasslands and feedstuffs to be converted to valuable lean beef, while producing by-products that are base element in numerous everyday products.

Beef is my favorite protein that helps me maintain a health lifestyle, and is a component in so many of my favorite products and critical items that could save my life if needed. Nothing is wasted, and every resource that was used to create the nutritious beef or the by-product continues on in the cycle of life.

In my travels throughout the country, I have seen rural communities thriving and major ports shipping beef products all over the world. The common factor that connects all of us is the the success in the beef industry. When downtown districts are thriving in rural America, you know there are good things going on down the chain. In good times, or bad, the cattle business is continually turning dollars back in our economies.

Beef product has also been my family’s livelihood for nearly 130 years. The original goal was to provide beef to the gold miners during the gold rush in the late 1800’s it turned into a lifestyle that has raised six generations, thousands of head of quality Hereford cattle and preserved the land for generations to come. At the end of the day, all of my goals come back to the ranch. I want to have a career furthering agriculture and the beef industry while raising a family that gets to experience life around livestock and the people that make the industry so great.

My passion for the beef industry comes from a long line of ranchers, but my education and experiences have continued to show me that we can raise beef that fits the environment and meets customer demands. Now, I challenge you to share you opinion about why the beef industry is important to you.

My best days are spent looking at good Hereford cows.

Spring calving cows at the ranch in Baker, Oregon. 

A Gorgeous Spring Day at the Ranch

The heifers that watched over my blog for two years may have retired, but my love for white faced cattle as not gone to the wayside.

The spring after I graduated in 2010, I was fortunate enough to spend a little over a month in eastern Oregon. That was the longest stint I had spent in almost four years. Presently, it still stands as the longest time frame I have spent in the Northwest since I left for college. And the rare opportunity to go home and bask in the non-humid, mountain air and spend time with some amazing people, is pretty exciting.

Like so many people, I love spring time in eastern Oregon. New life is all around, from the one week a year that the sagebrush is green to the baby lambs nestling in the wool of their mammas, it is a great time of year. Thankfully, I got to run home for a week in April to see some of my favorite people, throw a hugely successful surprise party for my Mom and hang for a short time at the ranch.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the stunning Baker Valley.

Grandpa Charles.

Grandpa Charles.

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C Chandler son.

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C Chandler son. He thinks he is pretty sexy.

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Moving fall cows down Chandler Lane.

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Purple Currency heifer calf.

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The legacy of the horn brand.

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Wordless Wednesday–Beef Month

It is February 1st, which is a wonderful day, as it marks the start of BEEF month!

Do you love beef? I sure do!

I know I used this picture last year, but I think its still a great shot! Lauren (the heifer, is due to calve in a month…get excited)!