• Tyler Harris

    A Shift In Beef Cow Numbers Over The Years

    Town and Country

     by Tyler Harris
     on January 24, 2014

    On one of my recent ventures into southeast Kansas's cow-calf country, I had the opportunity to visit Jim DeGeer's Gelbvieh seedstock operation in Neosho County. While discussing Gelbvieh replacement heifers, DeGeer and I spoke on his roots in Barber County. For those who have never been there, the topography serves as a true counterargument to the common misconception that Kansas is all flat. Take a drive through the Gypsum Hills on Highway 160 west of Medicine Lodge, and you'll…

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  • Tyler Harris

    A Look Back At The Origins of American Stockmanship

    Town and Country

     by Tyler Harris
     on January 3, 2014

    Some time off over the holiday week was just what I needed to catch up with friends and family. Although I didn't have the chance to travel the West like I would have if it were a warmer time of year and I weren't snowbound on the home place, I did familiarize myself better with the West, albeit vicariously, through the eyes of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian narrator, known only as the kid. I'll spare readers the details of McCarthy's work. Anyone who has read any of his…

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