With strong cattle prices...
Posted by David Schott (+17052) 7 years ago
Billings Gazette: With strong cattle prices, Montana ranchers ride state's best economic trend

By Tom Lutey

LAVINA — Payday. Time to saddle up the horses and call the neighbors, roundup the pickups and every available trailer, feed everyone breakfast, and later, cold beer once the calves have shipped and wages for a year’s labor are in the rancher’s calloused hand.

In this parched south-central Montana grassland, where livings are gouged from the landscape with plowshares and post hole diggers, Craig and Kendy Jensen’s black Angus steers are going to market. The payment the couple receives will be the only paycheck of 2014. It will make or break the year for the 40-something couple and their four children.

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Posted by M T Zook (+515) 7 years ago
I envy my extended ranching family and their way of life but I sure like to get my paycheck twice a month!