By Dodd Carmichael, Wild N Grazy Farm, BBAA President
I t’s been a nice winter here in north central Texas. With the pastures beginning to green and the first calves hitting the ground, moods are improving with the length of the days. If you are farther north, hang in there. Spring is not far away! I’m always impressed with the Barzona’s ability to handle the variety of winter environments in which they live. From the ex- pansive range in the West, to the cold Midwest, to the muddy Southeast, Barzona cattle adapt to the stresses they encounter. That isn’t overly impressive until you see them thrive in the op- pressive heat of the Southwest and high humidity in the South- east. I’m thankful to have that adaptability in cattle that have strong performance in fertility and meat quality, as well.
You will have the opportunity to see some of these cattle at work in the heat and humidity of the Southeast at our 2020 BBAA Annual Meeting. Raymond and Ethel Boykin have agreed to host the meeting at their farm in Montgomery, Ala. Raymond has been raising Barzona cattle since 1986 and has developed a great herd of cattle with genetics from as far away as Utah and as near to him as Florida. I have personally benefited from his careful selection and herdsmanship. I have purchased several of his bulls for use in my breeding program over the past 20 years and I’m glad that I did. The meeting will be held June 18-20. More details will follow. Have a great spring. BB
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