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Working Ranch - March 2018

Turn your phone on its side, shoot some cool stuff, send it to video@workingranchmag.com, and you might win some cash! FILSON LIVESTOCK FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1946 toppin’ out 1-800-345-7434 filson@unitedwireless.com T LENA HARBOUR WR VIRAL FACEBOOK POST As thousands of you already know, we’ve launched a new FUN contest (see the ad on page 7) inspiring you to send us your phone videos for a chance to win some CA$H. How’s it going? A video sent in by Melissa Blasi of her husband working with a troubled horse to get him to quit pullin’ the pin every time someone climbs aboard went viral (Melissa reports that after many sessions and a lot of TLC they were able to re-harness all that negative energy and he’s doing fi ne now). As we go to press, it has reached 1,314,000 people, was viewed 389,000 times for a total of 255,000 viewing minutes. That’s 177 solid days, 24 hours a day, of viewing! We want your ranch videos. Think of it as the Best of WR Life – funny, cool, awesome, beautiful… featuring our amazing animal friends, gorgeous ranch and beef farm settings, the wonder of nature, and the outstanding personalities of our readers. Turn that phone sideways, keep it short and sweet, under 45 seconds (go to our FB page and watch a few, we post a new one every day) and send them to video@workingranchmag.com. Send one today, send as many as you like, and have fun with it. Who knows? You could win some cash - most views by June 30th WINS ($500 for First, $300 for Second, and $200 for Third). hat’s a dang good question, so I asked Dr. Jeremy Powell with U of Arkansas (many of you know his respected work) and here’s what he had to say. WR Doc, calving is underway for many of our readers, but I’m thinking that it’s not too early to start considering a preconditioning strategy for down the road. Am I daydreaming here? JP Well, the old saying is ‘we never plan to fail, but we fail to plan’. Preconditioning does a lot of great things for the cattle. It has been shown to improve the health over the lifetime of that calf. It decreases the risk of those calves becoming sick. It improves animal well-being 16 I WORKING RANCH I MARCH 2018


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