Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By Rayford Pullen

It has been a busy spring around our place this year, but we have finally gotten caught up on our cow and calf working. The bulls are turned out and we are waiting to see what this cattle market and weather have in store for us the next three to four months. As mentioned in the past, we seem to be only as smart as the markets and weather allow us to be.

In our part of the world, North Texas, we normally see a dive in forage quality in mid-July each year and with that, cattle gains really head south. About 40 years ago, I ran my first set of yearlings during the summer and found out exactly what this decline in forage quality really meant.

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