“The most dangerous sport participated in by man is coming to Junction City.”
“Everybody around here loves cowboys and the cowboy way of life, and nothing gets peoples’ adrenalin flowing more than cowboys riding big, mean, colorful, rank bucking bulls,” declared Carl Corey at Corey’s Country Corral in Junction City. Continue reading →
“Thank you for preserving our precious freedom.”
A deep appreciation for those who protect their freedom and the red, white and blue representing that God given right, coupled with a “dear love” for horses, are the heartfelt reasons for a new cowgirls’ patriotic drill team. Continue reading →
“Despite chilly weather, it was a delightful time for country folks, and urbanites, too, from all around.”
That has to be the best synopsis of the recent 2013 Spring Crank Up Tractor Show, and a number of related activities, at Ag Heritage Park in Alta Vista, according to the family of Everett Zimmerman. Continue reading →
Firsthand experience gives the best perspective of the show pig industry.
Ethan Frantz of Frantz Show Pigs at Hillsboro is just a sophomore studying animal science at Kansas State University. But, he’s already had a lifetime of raising and successfully showing hogs. Continue reading →
“You have to like what you’re raising, or it’s no fun doing all of the work. Our goal is to produce a consistent lamb crop that is structurally correct, instead of chasing the fads.
“That’s the philosophy we’ve followed, and done quite well over the years.” Continue reading →
“Red cows and purple shirts; that’s the Mushrush family of Chase County.”
Busy all of the time, this week is their busiest of the year.
“It’s harvest time,” emphasized Joe Mushrush, admitting that might sound “out of season to many.” Continue reading →
Ssince the writing of this article, Wildcat Creek Ranch has since been dispersed.
“Our children are actually the ones responsible for starting our Red Angus herd.”
While that’s not real uncommon, few if any operations have grown as rapidly in size and quality as Wildcat Creek Ranch of Peabody.
Clarifying initial remark, owner Klee Robert Watchous (whose first name is pronounced “Clay”), at his Newton headquarters office, said, “We got into the Red Angus business, along with horses, hogs, even rabbits, really, because our children wanted to show animals in 4-H.” Continue reading →
“We do a lot to help the kids learn more about the care and showing of their lambs.”
Kevin Harris of Harris Show Lambs at Abilene explained the importance of not only producing quality lambs and selling them as 4-H projects, but to him it is most essential to follow through with assistance to the new owners. Continue reading →
Spots are a family deal.
It’s been that way for three generations, and enthusiasm of the breeders indicates the tradition will continue much longer.
That’s the Spot hog business for Larry and Sheri Wehner and their son, Joe, at Wehner Farms near Rossville. Continue reading →
“The show must go on.”
That was K-State Rodeo Team Coach Doug Muller Thursday morning as snow and blizzard conditions closed roads throughout the Midwest.
But, even though that true cowboy philosophy was the intent to follow, it was much more complicated. Continue reading →