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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> November/December 2015<br /> Vol 10 · No 6<br /> FEATURES<br /> {Contents}<br /> 60<br /> 100 ANSWERING A GREATER CALL<br /> The Overmiller family is dedicated to<br /> raising cattle the right way and enjoying<br /> the rewards of their hard work.<br /> by Corinne Patterson<br /> 76<br /> TRADITIONAL TEAM<br /> A Colorado couple's quest for<br /> learning takes them full circle<br /> back to the place they call home.<br /> by Troy Smith<br /> BOB MCCRILLIS<br /> 84<br /> IT'S ALL ABOUT CONTROLLING<br /> MOUTHS AND HOOVES<br /> Manage these two elements and your<br /> grazing lands might surprise you… in<br /> a good way.<br /> by Kerry Hoffschneider<br /> MEADOWS FAMILY ARCHIVE<br /> JIM ELIZONDO<br /> 94 <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=1"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=2"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=3"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=4"> November/December 2015 Vol 10 · No 6 FEATURES {C</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=5"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=6"> November/December 2015 COLUMNS {Contents} 46 SU</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=7"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=8"> November/December 2015 DEPARTMENTS {Contents} 10</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=9"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=10"> ike every good magazine out there we will print </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=11"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=12"> calendar UPCOMING EVENTS IN </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=13"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=14"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=15"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=16"> toppin' outBYTIMO'BYRNE Wanted: Big Outf</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=17"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=18"> highlighted portion… there's still a one-nut </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=19"> Mitchell tunes and lyrics that feels much mo</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=20"> new on the range SUPER NEW SIDE-BY-SIDE Amer</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=21"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=22"> new on the range MC4500 mower conditioner from V</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=23"> TILTING TRAILER Ranching isn't known for hav</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=24"> NEW BOOK </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=25"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=26"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=27"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=28"> Some people are natural packrats, while others h</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=29"> DANIE VAN NIEKERK “No, really, crank it for your</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=30"> 2016 POLARIS RANGER 900XP! By stopping by our WR </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=31"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=32"> BY CORINNE J. BROWN ASHLEY LOVE Awards for Top </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=33"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=34"> ranch rodeo at the North Platte is here to stay.</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=35"> CONNIE TURNER Recent reigning WRCA World Champio</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=36"> ASHLEY LOVE 36 | WORKING RANCH | NOVEMBER / DECE</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=37"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=38"> WORKING RANCH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=39"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=40"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=41"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=42"> thin/shallow, highly eroded soils - pres- ent lan</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=43"> Find out what your ranch's soil has to offer… or </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=44"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=45"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=46"> It's a complex deal to get the right minerals and</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=47"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=48"> “Your cow is the profit center,” advis- es H</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=49"> The third trimester is pretty darn important when</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=50"> prefer that producers use a quality mineral </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=51"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=52"> s a rancher and farmer, you are </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=53"> (Right) We're out there every day, hands on… and </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=54"> shares. “E. coli, in and of itself, isn't very al</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=55"> (Left) Don't bring home something that the kiddos</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=56"> ranch wheelsBY COLIN J. CLEARY s we are closing</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=57"> Vermeer Catapult CPX9000 </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=58"> Haybuster 2660 and 2665 </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=59"> HAYBUSTER 2660 AND 2665 Haybuster was pleased </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=60"> f left to survive on what's thriving </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=61"> Seven generations of the Overmiller family have c</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=62"> they are ready to breed more cows and keep i</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=63"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=64"> ences (EPDs) are an important tool, but they also</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=65"> improvement for us as well. It's proba- bly chan</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=66"> effort to get that many more buyers.” Roger sa</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=67"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=68"> PHOTOS FROM THE MEADOWS FAMILY ARCHIVE </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=69"> We have been in the Charolais seed stock busi</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=70"> soybeans. He and his wife, Amanda, have one </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=71"> “We have been in the Charolais seed stock busines</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=72"> for BSE testing and putting them back together se</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=73"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=74"> MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 Once again, I have a short </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=75"> bulls will have a good day and a half, after arri</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=76"> Mike Morgan's ranch experience began at Meyring L</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=77"> TROY SMITH allas chose pi</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=78"> the way added to his education. “I always to</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=79"> NIKI MORGAN Cold winter mornings typically find </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=80"> Dallas Morgan's parents decided early on that the</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=81"> piles up, the racks' wheels are swapped for sled </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=82"> He and Niki agree that the best part of the</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=83"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=84"> ohann Zietsman says it sad- </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=85"> tive grazing to heal the environment with cattle </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=86"> KERRY HOFFSCHNEIDER be controlled in respect </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=87"> Under non-selective rotational grazing, due to be</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=88"> JIM ELIZONDO Fig. 1 Chihuahua, Mexico: A less de</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=89"> when he decided to use his own bulls from cows th</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=90"> Mr. Zeitsman's partner in his grazing consulting </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=91"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=92"> If you are 17 or under and involved in beef cattl</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=93"> By Darcy Maulsby John Deere Expands 6 Seri</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=94"> EDITOR: Seems like we've been seeing a lot of tri</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=95"> The Gatrels have built up a nice set of commercia</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2015 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/59267863?page=96"> — By Bruce W. 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