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Working Ranch - November/December 2017

November/December 2017 Vol 12 • No 6 60 MINNESOTA STATE CATTLEMEN’S SUMMER BEEF TOUR Hosted by the Glacier Ridge Cattlemen. By Brooke Roberts 74 RETURN TO RANCHING An interesting journey leads this young beef producer back to the land he loves. By Troy Smith 80 VALUE IN THE VALLEY Enveloped by town and tourists, Lockhart Cattle Company found ways to make their venture work. By Melissa Hemken 88 STATE BY STATE Featuring the Illinois Beef Association. By Kacy Atkinson 90 QUARANTINE QUANDARY An update on the Texas Cattle Fever tick situation. By Gilda V. Bryant 94 HE JUST KEPT ON RANCHING The inspiring true story of Oregon’s Darrel Bagley. By Heather Smith Thomas 98 BATTLE OF THE SADDLES Oliver Saddle Shop celebrates 100 years with some cowboy challenge fundraising fun, Amarillo-style. By Shaie Williams 104 THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF STEPHANIE BLACKLER This Washington State cowgirl captures ranching in the Pacifi c Northwest. {Plus} 66 RANCHER’S JOURNAL BUSY & BLESSED No two Texas days are alike at Flanagan Cattle Company. By Christy Flanagan On The Cover: This great image by Scott Stebner, Stebner Photography, is of Matt Perrier, Dalebanks Angus in the southern Flint Hills of Kansas, weighing a newborn during fall calving season. 98 FEATURES {Contents} CHRISTY FLANAGAN SHAIE WILLIAMS DAVID STUBBS 4 I WORKING RANCH I NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017


Working Ranch - November/December 2017
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