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Scientifi c Investigation on the Ranch A look at the dangers of zoonotic diseases and the benefi ts of probiotics. With Katie Storey Rebuilding the Herd Grandfather and grandson get the family back into cattle. By Josh Crawford Junior Rancher’s Journal Twins and a Texas-sized treehouse! By Morgyn and Falyn Hempel My Friend Freckles …and how she came from the Award-winning Olson Livestock Foundation Calf Exchange. By Karli Verhulst Family Farm Day School kids get a chance to pet a calf, milk a cow, see how a chute works and a lot more! By Ellie Kenagy Practice! Practice! Practice! Whether it’s roping in the pasture or in the arena, this girl has some good tips. By Grace Johnson A couple of great photos. Moments captured by two young photographers. By Calley Stubbs and Josie Nielsen Rootin’ Shootin’ All about wild hogs and the damage they can do. Plus, this ranch girl’s favorite wild hog recipe. By Falyn Hempel A Change of Plans Things didn’t go as planned, but they worked out! By Katie Storey Pick-a-Brain An interview with the President of Certifi ed Angus Beef®, John Stika. By Bridget Romey Be a Part of IT! WR Junior writing and photography tips, and how to go about getting your work published in a future issue. By Christine O’Byrne 4 6 8 12 14 18 20 22 24 25 26 From Christine O’Byrne, WR Junior Managing Editor Another year and another bunch of stories from you hard working kids out there who are making your way in the beef business! Seeing the photos of you, your family, your cattle and other details that you write about really takes me there and makes me feel like I have met you all in person. I also enjoy getting to know some of your parents too, through our emails to get this project done. What a great community we have all across the country! We work on the Junior issue all year long. Even though it only comes out once a year, included in the regular Working Ranch magazine June/July issue, we like to see photos from all of the seasons, and articles are best written when they are fresh in your mind. If you haven’t shared your story or photos with us yet, then check out page 26 for some tips that could help you become a Working Ranch Junior contributor! You can email me at christine@workingranchmag.com, or you can send a letter to: Working Ranch magazine Attn: Christine O’Byrne PO Box 91269 Henderson, NV 89009 I hope you have a safe and happy summer! Christine Vol. 6 Managing Editor Christine O’Byrne WR Junior Team 2016 Josh Crawford, 15, Colorado Iain J. McCourt, 16, Colorado Grace Johnson, 16, Missouri Karli Verhulst, 14, South Dakota Tessa Verhulst, 12, South Dakota Morgyn Hempel, 11, Texas Falyn Hempel, 11, Texas Caden Joe Hempel, 9, Texas Ellie Kenagy, 14, Oregon Katie Storey, 15, Ohio Bridget Romey 12, South Dakota Calley Stubbs, 12, Kansas Josie Nielsen, 13, Nebraska Art Directors Jarrett Love, Heather Anderson Cartoonist Wheeler Hughes (Slim) Publisher Tim O’Byrne ON THE COVER: Connor Cameron from Montana, age 16, took this great cover photo of his 13 year-old brother, Dawson, feeding with the help of their team of good ol’ mules, Lefty and Pancho. WR Junior is published annually in the summer as a full-run supplement to Working Ranch magazine. SUMMER 2016 I WORKING RANCH JUNIOR I 3


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