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Thanksgiving at the Ranch

Twice a day, every day, rain or shine, holiday or weekday, Ty drives over to feed the yearling heifers.

First stop is the silage pile. We make our silage from sorghum grass grown right on the ranch. It’s harvested while green, then chopped, piled up, and packed down. The natural sugars in the sorghum ferment slightly and break it down to be more nutritious for the cattle. Ty loads the tubs up with a pitchfork.

Next a quick stop by the barn to load up some buckets of corn.

Silage goes down in the bunk line first with the corn on top, then Ty mixes it all together with the hay fork. And that’s it. No antibiotics. No growth hormones.

They’re always glad to see Ty, but they aren’t too sure about strangers with cameras. They waited to dig in until we left.

And that’s how it’s done. If you have any questions about the process send us an email.