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Howdy from the Walsh Ranch

Howdy from the Walsh Ranch.    We are a cow/calf operation on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.  My husband is 1/8 Gros Ventre.   He has lived on the same ranch his entire life.  We raise hay to supplement our cows in the winter.   We try to utilize the grazing forage in pastures before feeding hay. Our…
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June a busy month at Barthelmess Ranch

What a busy month, I had every intention of writing this blog shortly after the Barthelmess Ranch grazing tour. It has been 2 weeks since the ranch tour on June 15 and The Nature Conservancy’s Matador science symposium on June 14, the summer is just getting away from me. This is the 7th year in…
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Hello from the Barthelmess Ranch

Good day everyone my name is Leo Barthelmess and because I drew the short straw, I will be producing the June blog for the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance. This is the first one I've ever done so be patient as I try to fill you in. I am a 3rd generation rancher who attended a one…
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Great Falls High Freshman learn about Farm and Ranch Conservation.

Twenty-nine Great Falls High School Freshman accompanied by teachers, administrators, school board members and Foundation Board members recently toured South Phillips County. Last year the teachers had received a dream big $100,000 grant, by thinking “what if.”  What if there was a subject that could be taught across all curriculum areas to their freshmen students?…
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Jacobs Ranch signing off

A typical April will find us regularly monitoring the cows that are calving, watching for birthing problems, and especially if the weather is cold we watch for babies that may have been chilled.  We have had an unusually warm month.  So I have not had any calves in the basement trying to warm them up. …
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Wildlife Wednesday

It is always exciting to see the number and variety of wildlife and birds that call our neighborhood home.  As ranchers, we see it as our responsibility to sustain the environment for the protection of wildlife and bird habitat as well as food and fiber production.  Without sustainability, there is no future!   [caption id="attachment_2972"…
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Another Foto Friday at Jacobs Ranch

We are very lucky to live and work in "Big Sky Country"  I am reminded of that every day when I look out the window.  We have a great view of the Little Rockies to the west and after that, it is nothing but wide open spaces.  I thought I would share some of those…
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Our 4 legged household

Our household would not be complete without our 4 legged family.  Hubby and I don’t have any human children, but the antics of our pets keep us amused.  First, we have Bandit, who came with me when we married.  He is a 12-year-old Red Heeler, Australian Shepherd cross that I rescued as a puppy.  His…
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Foto Friday at Jacobs Ranch

Yes we are still calving.  Thought you would enjoy some “baby” pics.  Although we are a Black Angus beef cow operation we do have one Jersey dairy cow.  Sometimes you will have a calf or two that doesn’t have a mom, which can happen for a variety of reasons.  In our current case we had…
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Welcome to the Jacobs Ranch

Hello all, my name is Perri Jacobs and I am the Vice President of RSA.  I will be guest blogging for the month of April and I hope you enjoy your time with me.  My husband and I, as well as his parents own and operate Jacobs Ranch, Inc.  Do not be fooled by the…
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