About

Our ranch is just under 10,000 acres of pastureland and meadow. We are home to 362 cows, 48 heifers, 55 yearlings, 10 bulls, 11 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 chickens.

We are located in the heartland of the Great Plains in an area hours from Walmarts, McDonalds, and sometimes cell service.

I plan to attempt a daily log of what happens on the ranch along with links to articles that explain events in more detail and technicality. There should be a lot of good information for those new to calving

Hope you enjoy following the ups and downs of an expected 410 calves.Gl Cash 2

 

The topics on this blog are to provide insight into ranch life and should not be used as professional help. Any cattle management questions should be presented to your local large animal veterinarian.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. doublebhomestead

    Thanks for following my blog. This appears to be a new blog, if so, welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Reading what you posted above, it sounds like you have room for a lot more cattle or am I mistaken?

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    1. glattheranch Post author

      My first blog, so thank you! We are a little under stocked than what we could be, but not by much. Our hills are sandy, we get about 8-10 acres per cow in our pasture land. Hay from our meadows averages about 1400 bales a year (1700 was our best, 800 in 2012 during the drought). It’s more than what we use but it did save us during the drought as we had an extra winter’s worth of hay saved up. On average we get about 17 inches of precipitation a year.

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  2. julespaige

    Continued success on your ranch and blog. I hope to return and be inspired to write by your wonderful photos.
    I’ll put your site on my favorites list.

    Reply
      1. julespaige

        Wrote something for you at my long verse site. 🙂
        Cheers, Jules

        We are in the deep throws of a freezing winter. But I had a fun visit at your place 😉

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