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Southwestern Neb. Summer Grazing Tour set for June 10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

The joint Summer Grazing Tour put on by Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and Nebraska Cattlemen is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, in southwestern Nebraska.

The tour will involve three long-standing southwest Nebraska ranches and one commercial feedyard in the Imperial and Wauneta areas, including the Maddux Cattle Company, Wine Glass Ranch Inc., Kuenning & Son, LLC and Imperial Beef.

Maddux Cattle Co. is a cow-calf and yearling cattle operation located in southwest Nebraska. The ranch has grown today to encompass 40,000 acres of owned and leased land that sustains 2,500 mother cows and 5,000 yearlings.

Native range consists of sandhills and hard land canyons that are part of the watersheds of three creeks that run through the ranch. The operation has approximately 1,800 irrigated and 600 dryland farming acres, the balance being native grass, some of which is subirrigated meadows.

The Wine Glass Ranch Inc. developed rotational grazing program utilizes 60 paddocks and 200 miles of water lines. Simplicity is key, and accordingly, cows calve on summer range with minimal observation.



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Holyoke Enterprise May 22, 2014