10-1 IAT Veteran Rancher
There was a recent writeup on the Brackett family from the Three Creek area of South Central Idaho and Kim Brackett and her husband represent generations of cattle ranching and as successful as they are, they are salt of the earth. I called him up. “You are a successful beef rancher. Yes I am with my husband Chet. Chet and Bert settled with their families back in the 1880s and they have ranched out here for many generations and it is a good way of life. We are transferring ranches to both of our sons so things are good. Glad to hear that. A lot of times you don’t hear that story what with input costs being high, drought etc. Have you been hit with the fires? We had a little bit of a fire out on the BLM and it was really quite interesting. We have been in an ongoing process for the last 15 years negotiating with the BLM because we have good management and more feed than we have ever had so we have been trying to get a preference increase so that we can use up the feed that is out there. This spring we took the BLM people out and said you know you have to let us use a little more of this or it is going to burn. They said, we can’t do that and a week later it burned.