Category Archives: Farm Visits

A “Do-it-Yourself” Weekend Horse Fence

A very happy horse owner with a new fence!

I’m sure we all know people that will bend over backwards to help another person out. Then there are a few that wouldn’t go out of their way to help a friend in need if their life depended on it. … Continue reading

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How many Acres per Cow?

I received a text message from a friend the other day (from a far away land), asking what we figured, in Missouri, as an acceptable ratio of acres of pasture – required per cow (first off we dont figger in … Continue reading

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A Visit to the A.L.E. Ranch

In preparation for their first production sale, Andy and Lydia have built new paddocks and holding lots using PasturePro posts.

I recently had a chance to visit with Andy and Lydia Ernszt of A.L.E. Ranch near Summersville, Misssouri. Andy and Lydia have been running commercial and registered Limousin cattle in their beautiful valley for well over a decade. In 2010, … Continue reading

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A Farm Tour in Maine – Sebago Lake Ranch

In the course of time, I correspond with many people from all over the country. This is usually via email and cell phone. But, I do like to get out as often as possible to actually visit with some of … Continue reading

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Feeding Heifers Under an Electric Wire

Judy and I fed 225 replacement dairy heifers for Parker Vandivort, a friend and neighbor of ours, a few weeks ago and are quite intrigued with his method of feeding grain to the cattle. He is raising the heifers for … Continue reading

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A Trip to Grady Ranch in Gallatin, Missouri

I had an opportunity a couple of weeks ago to meet up with Glenn Spencer, our sales manager, at the Grady Ranch on Highway 6 in northern Missouri. It was one of those picture perfect sunny days after some healthy … Continue reading

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