From Denver we will go to Imperial, Nebraska with friends. There, cattle and corn are the real world. We talked with a gal last night who is a neighbor of our friends. She and her husband farm and ranch a little ways east of imperial. She was surprised to find that we raise Corriente cattle, because they do also. We talked about how wonderful they are, and how easy they are to manage! They have even been using some for beef, and she says the Angus crosses are delicious. So now, no longer are they only ropers and sport cattle, but Corrientes could be the next low-cholesterol beef! We also shared stories about how we do the cow work at our ranch. It turns out that we are not the only ones who have returned to The old-fashioned “rope and drag to the fire ” roundup. She said they have no trouble getting neighbors to gather for old time roundups, and that part of Nebraska is loaded with good ropers. The work is easier on the cattle, good exercise for the horses, and a heck of a lot more fun, to say nothing of the fact that it’s cheaper! Sometimes it’s better to slow down and smell the cow poop!
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