Jedidiah’s weekly work summary

We had another real Western week at the Ladder Ranch! We started off by branding another bunch of calves out on the desert. It was a swell time! We had a really good team of ropers and wrestlers, which helped get the work done quickly. After we had the branding out of the way, theContinue reading “Jedidiah’s weekly work summary”

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 2nd Week: Adventures in Irrigation, Herding and Roping

This week we continued to irrigate with the side rolls and pivots. We shut one pasture off completely so that it could dry for swathing. The grass has kept growing and has reached 4 foot high in some places. On Thursday evening, the new pivot shut down and we were unable to get it startedContinue reading “Jedidiah’s 2nd Week: Adventures in Irrigation, Herding and Roping”

Week 2 for Andrew Mainini-Bulls & Branding at the E Bar U Ranch

It was another full week here at the E BAR U Ranch, from turning out bulls to finishing up branding. The decision of when and what bulls get turned out to the cows can make or break an operation. Bulls are turned out in a certain manner so that the operation will be calving duringContinue reading “Week 2 for Andrew Mainini-Bulls & Branding at the E Bar U Ranch”

When Ranchers Go “Nuts”

It’s all about the nuts. Young bull* calves in one side, young steer* calves out the other.  My preferred method of castration starts with a very sharp clean knife and ends with two warm little oysters in the nut bucket.  It doesn’t take long; first a small slice across the scrotum, squeeze firmly for grip,Continue reading “When Ranchers Go “Nuts””

Branding Time

The month of May in the Green River Valley is a whirwind of brandings. While folks in the city are running from one appointment to the next meeting, my schedule has my family and me flying between ranches. On my calendar I had 8 brandings to go to this month. All but one were neighbor brandings. We all trade help andContinue reading “Branding Time”

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