We are preparing to sell our steers on Northern Livestock Video sale. It is the “Early Summer Special” sale and will be broadcast on cattleusa.com. The sale is Friday, June 29th. This is our big payday… and we’re happy to encourage any new buyers out there that would like to bid on our steers!
Their catalog description looks like this:
See all that stuff on the bottom??? All Natural. GAP4. NHTC. Northern Gold.
Those are all programs and certifications that we’ve worked hard to pursue… You can look them up to see their rules… but basically it means we work hard to handle these steers correctly, safely, and in an “all natural” way.
I’m not getting into it more because this is #TBT… and we should be talking about historical ranch photos! Well, back in the day…
Instead of selling on the internet and hauling them away in semis… They used to trail their yearlings to Lysite, Wyoming to board the train for Chicago. I think it took three days of camping out with the herd to get them there. They continued that until Vernon was a baby… But this photo has a date of 1948 on it… Vernon’s not that old!
The cattle are loaded on the train cars, the horses get loaded into the truck for a ride home. Now we did this in a different truck when I got here… it’s what you did before horse trailers. But the truck we used was higher sided!!! This looked a little shaky to me, and then I read the back of the picture.
“Lysite Greet Brothers (as we were called back then) Ford truck hauling camp back from Lysite, Wyoming after loading steer yearlings on train. On way back, John’s horse “Spinner” jumped out but was OK. 1948″
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