Welcome to Open Range, I’m KayDee Gilkey. Stay tuned because after the break I’ll check in with our field reporter, Greg Martin for the AgriBeef Minute.

I’m Greg Martin with today’s AgriBeef Minute. Change. It is inevitable. Kim Brackett is a rancher and a writer who’s Beef Matters blog covers everyday life including the changes.

BRACKETT: We try to be progressing in a lot of areas and then there are some areas where we try to be a little more traditional. Well on the progressive side for example we have an electronic identification program in place where we have EID tags on all of our calves and allows us to have traceability. On the traditional side, we really enjoy the traditional cowboy way. Doing things horseback.

Brackett says that the biggest changes happen with their 4 kids.

BRACKETT: I think we work pretty hard to instill a love of horses, a love of animals in our kids and I’m impressed with the skills that they have and the skills they want to learn. How much they enjoy being out there and learning how to ride and how to work cattle.

You can find her blog at where she talks about kids growing up.

BRACKETT: All of a sudden they are just becoming quite the little horsemen and we just didn’t have enough horses to keep everybody mounted so we decided to purchase a couple of horses this fall and so now we’ve got everybody mounted and a couple extra.

I’m Greg Martin always changing with the tide... that’s today’s AgriBeef Minute.

Thanks Greg. Don’t forget Greg will be back each Wednesday with the AgriBeef Minute. Agri Beef Co - Real Families, Great People, Exceptional Beef. I’m KayDee Gilkey.  

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