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4 Issues Facing Ranchers Today

Today, the average age of a rancher is over 58 years old, and that number has been steadily rising over time. According to the USDA Census of Agriculture, the average age of an American farmer in 1982 was 50 years. By 2012, that number had risen to 58 years old. That means there are fewer…

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The Quintessential Steak Blog

We know steak! One nice thing about our line of work is our customers are usually steak fans like us. With so many options to choose from on our online Ranch Box store, we understand that deciding on the perfect cut can be tricky. We sat down with Mike Holcomb, the ranch manager of our…

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A Day in the Life

Ahhhh, ranch life. So sweet and so…on-going. The work never ends, but it does change with the seasons. No day is ever the same, and no day passes without a surprise of some kind. Every day, I’m up before the sun making breakfast for whoever is on hand to work that day. Flapjacks, sausage and…

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Food Brings Everyone to The Table

Do you know where the food in your fridge came from? Most people could probably tell you where a jar of honey or jam in their kitchen came from or may have some fruits or veggies, they grew themselves, but most people are unaware of the thoughtful work and dedication it takes to raise animals…

Karin’s Viewpoint: Why I Support FFA

Young people have always needed some direction, at least that’s how it was when I was a kid. National FFA (formerly, Future Farmers of America) prepares our youth for leadership and technical career success through hands-on experience, education, and service events. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of our local area youth by…

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Bone Broth All You Need to Know

What is Bone Broth? Bone broth might be all the rage among nutrition and health circles right now, but it is nothing new. Bone broth is affordable, full of nutrients, and has been used by many cultures for hundreds of years. Most of the nutrients in bone broth come from animal parts that people rarely…

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…

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.…