#RangelandMonday: Prepared & Productive

This week was another productive week. Starting on Monday, I collected four coolers of flea beetles (10 plastic containers) and made more releases into draws and pastures to control spurge. This continued until Thursday. David had made several releases into draws a few years back and I am contributing to his work in other drawsContinue reading “#RangelandMonday: Prepared & Productive”

2020 Rangeland Intern: Zane Schneider

Hi, my name is Zane Schneider and I am WSGA’s rangeland intern for the summer. I am a senior at the University of Wyoming majoring in energy systems sciences, with a concurrent major in energy in natural resources. I also have a minor in geology, with a concentration in GIS mapping systems. I grew upContinue reading “2020 Rangeland Intern: Zane Schneider”

Mary’s week of cowboying and cleaning up

This week at Perry Cattle Co., I got to spend a lot of time in the saddle, and I got to clean the barn and some of the equipment. We needed to clean the barn so that we could brand and vaccinate the seven “slicks” (or unbranded calves) that had just been born or missedContinue reading “Mary’s week of cowboying and cleaning up”

Aidan’s week of fencing

This week I learned how to take down fence. Monday I took down quite a bit of fence, and I have to say, this is not the kind of work you want to be tall for. By the end of the day I felt like an old man walking around with a hunch back! TheContinue reading “Aidan’s week of fencing”

Jedidiah Hewlett joins Ladder Livestock for the summer

Hello! My name is Jedidiah Hewlett and I will be the intern at Ladder Livestock this summer! I started the week off busy as ever. On Monday, Pat took me around and showed me the meadows and also the conservation efforts of the ranch. They have installed permanent structures in the river to improve theContinue reading “Jedidiah Hewlett joins Ladder Livestock for the summer”

Jedidiah’s Last Week With The Perry’s

This week was we were in the saddle almost every day. I actually got a little tired of riding. On Tuesday we weaned the calves at home and turned the calves out. We were going to let them work their way back to the pasture we had taken them out of, but they were hungryContinue reading “Jedidiah’s Last Week With The Perry’s”

Andrew’s Last Week at the E Bar U

My time here at the E Bar U has come to a close and I couldn’t be happier about the time I have spent here. I not only learned the day in and day out work required to keep a large operation running, but how a family works together to make a livelihood in modernContinue reading “Andrew’s Last Week at the E Bar U”

Tyler’s Last Tale

This was the last week for me here at the Ladder Ranch. Monday, we went and moved cows around in the Colorado forest and put some salt blocks out for them. Tuesday, we looked in the heifer pasture to see if we needed to doctor anything. There was one bull that had foot rot andContinue reading “Tyler’s Last Tale”

Finances & Farriers

The Perry Ranch has kept range land Jedidiah Hewlett very busy this summer. He’s almost done with his time at the ranch, but he is working hard until the end.  This week we got the one field raked, baled, and stacked. We also received three semi-truckloads of oat hay and bedding. We decided to waitContinue reading “Finances & Farriers”

Fire Season Field Notes

Intern Andrew Mainini has a firm grasp on the measures that can be taken to prevent wildfires on the plains and ranches. Read how he explains how the E bar U Ranch takes such measures.  We are in the midst of summer here at the E bar U and as cool season grasses begin toContinue reading “Fire Season Field Notes”

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