Category Archives: Monday Morning Photos

The subject this week is stockmen of the past.  This picture is of me demonstrating how to rope and lay a calf down calmly and safely.  The way the calf is calmly laying there, the other calf and my horse are pretty interested in what I am doing, and at least from this picture it looks as if you can rope and lay a calf down with out much stress, even though some say it isn’t possible.  All of the stockmen of my past, good and bad, have influenced and inspired me, and this week I pay tribute to all good stockmen.

~ Curt Pate

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This is the place I grew up on.  It is presently a golf course and a housing development.  You can see the property to the left is still producing agricultural products.  The property on the right is dry land grain but has never produced much.  It looks like the golf course and housing development would have been better placed across the road.  This week I will use this place as an example of “sustainable” agriculture.

~ Curt Pate

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I am real proud of my daughter, Mesa.  She grew up being exposed to some really influential horse clinicians.  She has the desire to be the best at what SHE wants to be.  The subject this week is being yourself and Mesa is the poster child!

~ Curt Pate

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Ron Gill and I presented demos at the NCBA Trade Show on working with younger calves. We tried to show several styles with proper Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) protocols and animal welfare the priority in all of them. We had lots of good help.

Todd McCartney and Tom Curtin are horseback in the photo. Ron Gill and Chuck Cogsgrove of Anitrace are doing the tagging. Dean Fish and myself are doing the real work on the ground crew.  It all went pretty good, there were a few times when things got a little out of hand but that is real life, you should always learn from each situation.  The cattle and horses were real good to work with.

~ Curt Pate

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