Spring has sprung. The warning came as the clocks sprung ahead an hour. Then it snowed, and despite the calendar, nobody was in the mood of the season. Frequently, we’ve heard reflections of a year ago when tame grass was already green and several inches tall. Fertilizer had been applied on large acreages, and tractors […]
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“Padre said we should ‘give up’ complaining for Lent.” That was a comment, from the lady writing out the title for our “new car” we “were forced” to buy last week, as we related how much worse the situation could have been.
“Our boys have done well in rodeo. They like to rope and practice, but they’re in other sports and school activities. We want them to be well rounded. “The main thing is for our sons to know about and have an appreciation for horses, cattle and ranch life. There will be an opportunity here, if […]