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Hard winters test the resilience of cattle ranchers


February 6, 2019

I've written a number of times about the intensity of the labor that was demanded when cattle were fed loose hay using nothing but pitchforks. It involved handling tons of hay twice – once to load the hay racks and once to toss it off to the cows.

And with the tiny tractors we used, getting stuck and shoveling snow for hours were part of the normal day when conditions were tough. Everyone dre...

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