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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> TRICIA SAGNER<br /> Vol 8 No. 6<br /> NOVEMBER<br /> DECEMBER 2013<br /> KATHY WEBER<br /> 56 LOW STRESS – NO MESS<br /> How the Black Dog Educational Weaning method works to settle<br /> calves the easy way. … by Robert Taylor, DVM<br /> 72 EVOLUTION OF A GRAZIER<br /> This Nebraska cattleman and grass steward strives to ‘make sure<br /> the juice is worth the squeeze’. … by Troy Smith<br /> 80 THE $44,000 DOLLAR FERRET<br /> Thought to be extinct, the black-footed ferret was discovered alive in a<br /> small colony in Wyoming in 1981. In a controversial move, the Black-<br /> Footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Team was created to manage<br /> release areas of existing prairie dog populations to help recover this<br /> endangered species. Read what happened next. … by Sara Gugelmeyer<br /> 64 RANCHER'S JOURNAL<br /> WEANING IN WYOMING<br<a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=1"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=2"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=3"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=4"> TRICIA SAGNER Vol 8 No. 6 NOVEMBER</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=5"> Brains and brawn. </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=6"> BETH MACKENZIE 42 ERIC GRANT DEPARTMENTS 52 48 </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=7"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=8"> ike every good magazine out there we will print </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=9"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=10"> a trail I frequent runs through an open range wes</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=11"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=12"> calendar UPCOMING EVENTS IN </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=13"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=14"> toppin' outBY TIM O'BYRNE ou may recall we did </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=15"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=16"> Carrier Division”. So, I dialed up those folk</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=17"> 18</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=18"> 18 |WORKING RANCH | NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013 FAR</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=19"> AWARD FOR </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=20"> new on the range Worksaver Inc's ETG-26 Dual Tine</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=21"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=22"> new on the range Vermeer's </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=23"> IT'S A CINCH If you want to finally le</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=24"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=25"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=26"> Giant Rubber Water Tanks (it was -35F the day of </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=27"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=28"> extremely cold environments and for ranchers who</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=29"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=30"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=31"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=32"> “The RMRRSHA was founded as a means of p</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=33"> way from Douglas, Wyoming, to enter. When not</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=34"> 34 |WORKING RANCH | NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013 lea</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=35"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=36"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=37"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=38"> SUSAN DOVERSPIKE 38 |WORKING RANCH | NOVEMBER / </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=39"> SMELLS LIKE LUNCH In a natural setting, dun</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=40"> 40 |WORKING RANCH | NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013 A h</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=41"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=42"> attle with night blindness, sickly calves with po</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=43"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=44"> the bugs out is impacted. If the gut is hard and</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=45"> It's a good idea for critters entering the feedya</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=46"> well as before anticipated stress events.</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=47"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=48"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=49"> McBride recognized a need for proces- sors </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=50"> The NEXT crew (L to R) Sawyer McBride, Ryan McBri</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=51"> “You learn to work cattle and then you have to</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=52"> ranch wheelsBY COLIN J. CLEARY You may want to</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=53"> benefits to offer the rancher. These new ti</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=54"> paction around the ranch. Another great bonus</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=55"> number of terrains. This modern, aggressive 5</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=56"> Bringing pairs in for weaning on the Lonetree Ran</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=57"> EDITOR'S NOTE: WR received this story from the au</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=58"> Lonetree Ranch manager Zac Schofield starting the</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=59"> the calves how to find relief from the handler to</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=60"> no crowding the cattle into the tub or snake. Thi</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=61"> through an alleyway and chute easily and have lea</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=62"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=63"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=64"> he McDonald Ranch was establ</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=65"> TRICIA SAGNER TRICIA SAGNER</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=66"> our ranch and have an alfalfa circle. In addition</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=67"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=68"> hay until December to the weaned heifer calv</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=69"> HOLLY SAGNER The McDonald Ranch sells their stee</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=70"> and moved them to the meadow. After lunch he and </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=71"> 2013 Yamaha Viking side-by-side </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=72"> ero-tillage farming rai</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=73"> Nebraska grazier Dan Stelling believes he</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=74"> Dan Steling checking for soil-building bene- fits</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=75"> One of the key grass species Stelling monitors is</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=76"> muddy conditions of spring and to have calves on </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=77"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=78"> When cattle aren't grazing, Dan Steling likes to </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=79"> Some paddocks need more rest than others. This </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=80"> U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Muste</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=81"> he black-footed ferret is </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=82"> taken place with agreements under Section 10, eit</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=83"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=84"> The black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianu</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=85"> “Our white-tailed prairie dog habitat is still</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=86"> allowing them to leave the program if plans chan</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=87"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=88"> Ferret THE NCBA WEIGHS IN ON Reintroductio</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=89"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=90"> ask the vetBY ARN ANDERSON, DVM hroughout histor</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=91"> ly defeated the Comanche. My timing was about rig</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=92"> r emudaBY TIM O'BYRNE PHOTOS COURTESY OF BETH M</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=93"> WR: What kind of exposure to cattle do your young</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=94"> being ridden, we pull shoes and turn them out, ot</a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=95"> Where you'll find what you're after in solid </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=96"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=97"> </a> <a title="Working Ranch - November/December 2013 page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1d89179?page=98"> TRICIA SAGNER he complex challenges of today’s b</a> <a title="Working Ranch - 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