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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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Sheep Shearing

I spent some time last week helping shear sheep at my dad's place.  No sheep were harmed in this process.  Sometimes they will be nicked by the blades, but it is no different than when your husband nicks himself shaving.  Sheep are shorn in the spring to help keep them cooler in the summer.  Can…
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Organic Farming with the Merrimans

March is finally here and things are picking up on our operation.  My husband and I own and operate an organic grain farm 15 miles South of Malta (4M Farms) and lease additional acres approximately 50 miles from our place.  We grow Kamut (www.kamut.com) and wheat mostly, but have grown specialty crops like flax and…
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Welcome to the RSA Website

Welcome to the updated RSA website.  My husband and I ranch in South Phillips County, Montana.  My husband’s family came to this part of Montana in 1886. My family came in 1896. Both were sheep ranches at that time.  This family history in the area is part of why our ranches are more than just…
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Five Common Misconceptions

Today let’s discuss five common misconceptions in regards to production agriculture and the farmers and ranchers that produce our food.  It has been said here before if you eat you are involved in agriculture. #5 – All large farms are corporate farms. In Montana the vast majority of our farms and ranches are family-owned and…
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Economic Impact of Ranching

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the estimated population of Phillips County Montana in 2015 was 4,169.  The county has a total area of 5,212 square miles (Connecticut is 5440 square miles) of which 5,140 square miles is land and 72 square miles is water. It is the second-largest county in Montana by land area…
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