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Sustainability in beef. OK, I know what you’re thinking. What does that even mean? For most ranchers, sustainability is defined as having grandkids ready to take over the ranch, and tires that last four years on the pickup.

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A few weeks ago my husband spotted a couple of bull elk in our cornfield, and since then, he has been plotting his ambush. Today is the appointed day of attack – they are chopping our corn.

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As an older Nevada gentleman thumbed through a dusty stack of faded photographs from yesteryears, he asked me what I noticed about the photos.

“Is it the lack of fences in the backgrounds?”

“Nope.”

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Ropers use “horn wraps,” which are strips of leather or rubber wrapped around the saddle horn to provide protection and give the rope a little grip after a dally.

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The law of the harvest is one of history’s simplest proverbs. It’s also one of the most misunderstood.

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It was a little after midnight after the last day of the county fair. I was worn out and ready for the week to be done. A couple of my fellow fair board members and I were trying to wrap up some cleanup projects and prepare for a barrel racing the next morning.

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