Calves on the Rockin R

Calves on the Rockin R

If a cow moo’s in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?

During the fall the Rockin’ R is a beehive of activity. We are a working cattle ranch and have over 600 cows that are in constant need of attention. The first thing that happens is we bring them down off the mountain where they have been feeding and getting fat all summer long. We do this the old fashioned way, using horses and moving them down in a series of cattle drives. We had to a couple of guests help us all week long and they enjoyed themselves a lot. We then bring them to the corrals and start separating them. When the mama cows get separated from their calves, you can hear them mooing for miles. We get the calves ready to sell by feeding them 3 times a day! The Black family(owner’s of the Rockin’ R) have been running cattle in this valley for over 100 years. There is a feeling that comes over you when you are pushing cows out of the hills and down into the valley. Knowing that you are experiencing something that few people get to. It’s a feeling of going back in time, a time before cars, television, cell phones, and all the modern conveniences of today’s hurried and rushed life. It’s a good feeling.

There is a lot that goes on with the cows (especially when they check the cows to see if they are pregnant) so come on out to the Rockin R and learn about the American West.

Brandon Hanks

Rockin R Manager

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