The Story of the Lazy YN Ranch Yearling Steers…

When I made the difficult decision to close down my feed yard, I knew that I did not want to completely leave the beef industry. A couple of things have allowed me to continue to find my way, and it brings me a lot of pride to be able to blend them together to tell a true story of beef production.

Cal, Tim and Jeff Miller live near Maxwell, Nebraska and we have worked together to grow cattle and make beef for about a decade. I was able to continue purchasing some of their animals to graze my grass pastures this spring and summer thus remaining an “active beef farmer”. This not only fuels my love for cattle, but it also provides great family times as my girls and I work together to take care of the animals.

My job at the Beef Marketing Group opened the door to creating a new partnership this year with Roberts Cattle Company in Lexington, Nebraska. The Roberts Crew does a great job as cattle caregivers, and I know that they share my commitment to high quality animal welfare. Recently, the Lazy YN yearling steers moved off of my grass pastures and into the feed yard.

The following two videos tell the story of the cattle and their caretakers.

  • It is a story of integrity and dedication.
  • It is an example of the real beef story.

I have shared both of these videos already on Facebook and Twitter, but I know that some of you rely only on this WordPress site for a connection to our farm. For that reason, I am sharing the videos here as well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for sticking with me during my life transition. I am learning new things and trying to build meaningful skills; and I very much appreciate all of the support and feedback that I received as I started this new adventure.

Thank you 🙂


Filed under ILS Beef / Beef Marketing Group, Video Fun on the Farm

2 responses to “The Story of the Lazy YN Ranch Yearling Steers…

  1. Videos are great… the cows are looking happy and healthy. Glad your staying in the beef business in some way. It needs good, honest, and knowledgeable people like you 🙂

    • Thank you, Kim! I love the cattle so it would hurt my heart to not be a part of the beef production cycle on the farm. The girls (especially my blondes) and I are enjoying having cattle on our pasture; and I am finding my new job to be a good fit as well.

      Over the past year, I have charged myself with “finding balance” in my life. Making sure that I not only have quality time to spend with my girls, but also have meaningful time to spend volunteering with youth in our community. I love to coach and mentor, and find that ministry to be incredibly important both to me and the kids. We are right in the middle of the summer swim team season so I’ve got my “coach’s hat” on for several hours each day 🙂

      I hope that you all are doing well!
      Great to hear from you 🙂

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