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Life is just a bowl of cherries
to a first-rate feedlot hand.
All the gates swing free and easy;

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I went out early that morning to grain and water the leppies and misfits. We were planning on moving cows that morning from Lake Creek to Carson Creek Canyon, and we wanted to get to it before the heat of the midmorning sucked all the fun out of being a cowboy.

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My family and I had an opportunity recently to get away from the ranch for a few days. We visited family out of state and, while traveling, we mentioned to someone at a hotel that we raise cattle.

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If you’re on any form of social media, you’ve probably seen elderly versions of your friends dominating your feed recently.

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Although video sales are gaining a foothold on the cattle trade, most calves still transfer from rancher to feeder through a sale barn. And if there is a sale, it is a requirement that there is a veterinarian on site.

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Y’all know Lonesome Dove, right? The iconic mini-series, the Pulitzer Prize winning novel and arguably the most popular Western ever. As I rule, I don’t love Western movies, and I honestly despise the poor acting (and horseback riding) of John Wayne, but I get sucked in every time those trumpets begin the haunting melody of the Lonesome Dove theme song.

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