We are constantly looking for ways to improve and 2020 was no exception. Despite this being the craziest year ever that included a pandemic raising livestock must go on. We took our normal steps this year but added a few more this fall that will help us work toward our beef cattle dreams. We decided … Continue reading Big Dreams Start with Small Steps
Recently, I posted about dung beetles on our Instagram and it made me think. This kind of information doesn't get posted enough. You know, the kind of information about what we do for animal health as well as soil/bug health in our pastures. If we are not thinking about feeding the soil (microbes, worms, dung … Continue reading Cow Poop & Soil Health
I have recently started producing educational videos for my job as a Livestock Extension Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension. These short videos range from how to take a hay sample to Beef Quality Assurance topics. If you want a new channel to follow that not only includes livestock-related content but horticulture, foods/nutrition/cooking, 4-H, and field … Continue reading New! Educational YouTube Videos
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family here at 3B Cattle Company to yours! We have had a blessed year with our family and friends as well as good cattle! We hope you enjoy this holiday season and are able to spend time with the people that mean the most to you. See … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Did you know that the average American is at least three generations removed from the farm? With such a disconnect between farmers and consumers, it is important that we (farmers, educators, industry) educate the public about how our food is grown and raised. Not only do I teach producers how to raise livestock through my … Continue reading Beef Education
I cannot tell you how happy I am to see green grass! The pairs have officially been moved off of winter feeding ground and are grazing again. Spring is such an exciting time here at the farm. We will be weaning and processing (vaccinating, deworming, etc.) calves this weekend. Toro, our new Hereford bull was … Continue reading Spring at 3B Cattle Co!
From our family to yours, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year! We have been very busy with various farm projects and holiday gatherings lately...it is hard to believe the year is almost over. Our family also lost a very special lady over the holidays, my MeeMaw … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Where did July go? I cannot believe it is already the first of August! August makes me so happy because it is my birthday month and a transition month for work AND...we are closer to the fall season! Fall season=calves, cooler weather, more grass, you get the idea! I wanted to start out and give … Continue reading Progress
The past few days have been an emotional roller coaster for our family. Just when you think you can handle the hard truth about owning animals, you realize you can't because they are family and it is just hard when they get old. Our farm dog and sweetest family member Tipper is 15+ years old … Continue reading The BEST Farm Dog Ever.
This year has been exciting and full of firsts for us! Payton was born in March and she is the first grandchild born on Lauren's side of the family (and the 8th born on Ryan's side). HelenAnn also moved back home from Missouri! It has been exciting to have her back in NC (she had … Continue reading Goodbye 2017!