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 →
“I rope every day. I like to rope all day.
“Sometimes I’ll rope and tie 100 calves a day. Other times I may rope five or ten. Then, I go to rodeos and roping jackpots every weekend.”
That sounds like lots of practice and hard work, but it has paid off for rodeo champion Cooper Martin of Alma, who visited Saturday after he’d just finished roping and tying a calf in 9.5 seconds, putting him in the lead at an amateur rodeo at Shelbyville, Missouri. Continue reading →
“Unemployment checks are better than working for a living.”
Many would argue that is impossible, but we’ve had several people with personal experience verify such in recent days.
One coworker had been without work, collecting government pay, for nearly nine months, and his conscience got the best of him, evidently. 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 →
The world got along fine before computers, cell phones, e-mail and “things” so many think are “essential.”
Our business success, too, seems to depend on these modern conveniences, as we truly have hundreds of daily correspondences.
Much of the e-mail is deleted, but we also get considerable valuable information. One that we’ve gotten before struck an even deeper cord this time. Continue reading →
“A new website is available for high school and junior college rodeo contestants searching for their next level of education where they can be a rodeo team member,” according to Suzan Adams, Junction City, secretary of the Kansas High Rodeo Association.
Purpose of the site, www.rodeorecruiting.com, is to provide a central location where rodeo athletes can post their profile information to be recruited by senior college rodeo coaches. 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 →
“Mentors have lifetime influence.”
Fortunately, we’ve had a number, and memories overflow of one who has been most inspirational.
Dr. Dell Allen was honored recently as “Stockman of the Year” at Kansas State University.
It was especially notable during the recognition at Manhattan that Dell made the same impression on all of his students, and many people around the world. Continue reading →