Here are Ferdinand (on left) and the cow herd grazing a paddock on a hot August afternoon. Our ability to provide plentiful high quality forage to our cattle even during the peak of summer temperatures is one thing that sets us apart from most other producers. Our 60 day breeding season is drawing to a close and soon Ferdinand will be removed from the herd so that our calving season next year will stay compact and the age variation in our calf crop will be held to a minimum. This helps in producing consistently finished yearlings the following year during our 3 month harvest season. This year's harvest season will start week after next and the first group of animals are very nicely finished. We do still have about half a dozen yearlings that are not sold, so this is a perfect time to take a tour of our ranch and see what harvest ready animals look like.