Where Have All the Cattle Gone?

The Carson Valley.  Lined with pastures lush with greenery and cattle, residents of this valley continually say they love and appreciate the sweeping pastoral views. Nice picture to take a gaze at, isn’t it? Some see, and claim, these sights as their own, but these same views represent the lifeblood of the ranching community. Has…

Restoring the Storke Dairy

My plan for the Storke Dairy has always been to turn it back into a working ranch and start up a meat processing facility, which I believe that this valley is in desperate need for. Mike and I have been very busy as far as cleaning up the pastures and cleaning out the slough, fixing…

Partnering Up to Bring You Local Goods

This year, many of us have started to make more conscious decisions regarding how and where we get our food. After a period of empty shelves at the grocery store and limiting trips to restaurants, some have turned to local farmers and ranchers to buy their grocery essentials. We created our monthly Ranch Boxes to…

Will There Be a Meat Shortage in Our Future?

It’s hitting the fan, folks. Mega-processor Tyson Foods said in a full-page ad they placed in The New York Times the “food supply chain is breaking” and a “limited supply” of their food products will be available in grocery stores until they can reopen facilities that are closing due to COVID-19, according to Time magazine.…

Statement on Appeal

We believe the appeal speaks for itself. There were a number of irregularities in the handling of the Board of County Commissioners meeting that simply should not go unchecked. Staff compared our small business proposal, which by code is limited to no more than 60 animals one day per week, to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations,…