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Ranching Lifestyle Serves Us All

March 4, 2017

Jeannie Jenkins

      Some people spend their whole life searching for a home. When we look out our backdoor, everything is home.

      North Park serves as a home to many people, including our family. We are a local ranching family on the Silver Spur Ranch. Being a ranching family is a little different than a typical family. It’s a lifestyle that isn’t fit for just anyone.

      Living on a ranch has brought families like ours together to accomplish one main goal; to feed the world. Ranching has instilled hard work,compassion, thick skin, and courage in all of us.

    North Park has also contributed to the personality of our family; not only by giving us a unique place to live but the thought of the community always being by your side in a time of need. We have all gone through rough times where the people we may not get along with are the first ones by our side to show support and encouragement. The ranching community and the community surrounding us have been the things that mean the most to us.

        We live each day to make the world better, feed the world, and being there for our neighbors. Ranching is a unique way of life, but we wouldn’t trade it for the world because it is our world. My family is beyond grateful for the opportunity to live this life in such a great place.

*EDITORS NOTE*

     Allen & Jeannie have raised two talented and service minded young ladies, Kyan and Kayla.    Allen is a 1993 graduate of NPHS  and is a strong part of the Silver Spur core.   He and Jeannie have raised their daughters ranching in North Park. He’s volunteered on the North Park Fair board.

     Jeannie is active in the community as well serving on the NPHS Board of Education and volunteering as the 4-H Trailblazers  Livestock Club leader.

 Kyan is a 2016 graduate of NPHS and attends college at Northeastern Junior College where she aspires to be a veterinarian. She proudly raised her own herd of show lambs and win many accolades in her showing career. 

      Kayla is a sophomore at NPHS and is one incredible athlete. She also shows livestock. Both girls have been North Park Never Summer Rodeo Queens.

 

 

Silver Spur Employees attend Grassland Nutrition’s 2017 Meats College

Silver Spur Employees attend Grassland Nutrition’s 2017 Meats College

A Day of Education, Steak and Discussion

On Friday, February 10, 2017, Dr. Kelcey Swyers, owner and private nutritionist with Grassland Nutrition, invited a large group of her beef clientele to a very educational event, 2017 Meats College hosted by Colorado State University and Dr. Dale Woerner, Associate Professor of Meat Safety and Quality. Among the beef producers who attended were a couple of Silver Spur Ranch’s employees.

The day started off with an extensive tour of JBS’s beef packing plant in Greeley, Colorado. The group consisted of 60+ beef producers across the state of Colorado and Wyoming. We were divided up into 6 groups and toured the whole facility, from the coolers to the fab floor. Dr. Swyers was noted in saying, “For many years I have wanted to give the beef producers who I work with the opportunity to go through a big commercial packing plant.” All had a front row seat to see what happens to the beef we produce as it is processed into branded product for the consumer.

After the tour of the JBS packing plant, the group assembled at CSU’s brand new CoBank Center for Ag Education located at ARDEC (Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center) for lunch and for presentations by Dr. Woerner of Colorado State University. Dr. Gary Tibbets of ZinPro Performance Minerals, and Don Anderson of Elanco. We were fed an incredible steak dinner prepared by a member of CSU’s Meats Judging Team and sponsored by Elanco and ZinPro Performance Minerals. The Meats Judging program at CSU uses these catering opportunities to raise money to fund travel to attend all of their competitions across the United States.

After lunch, we all stepped back into the classroom. Dr. Woerner gave an interactive steak tasting panel and discussion on grading, tenderness, flavor and eating experience presentation. Dr. Woerner’s driving point of the discussion was how can we as beef producers better differentiate the beef we produce and provide a “top shelf” eating experience for our beef consumers. Discussion questions were entrained and the attendees were involved in topics of the industry. Dr. Woerner’s presentation was a wild success and everyone in the room left with a new perspective on how we can influence the eating experience in every bite!

We also had presentations and discussions from Dr. Gary Tibbets of ZinPro Performance Minerals on their program StepUp – Lameness Prevention Program and Don Anderson of Elanco on hoof health and foot rot prevention.

Thank you to Colorado State University, and sponsors, ZinPro Performance Minerals, Elanco and Grassland Nutrition for the very educational day learning more about the beef industry and how to better ourselves as producers.

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And the Winner is…..

jenna[1]Jolly SL[1]For the second year in a row- Jolly and S&L Cattle took home the buckles! Beachner Brothers was second. Four Three/ FX Bar Ranches and Bootheel 7/ Hageman Ranch tied for 3rd.
Jenna Stierwalt had the Top Horse.
Ty Swiler, Beachner Brothers Livestock won the Bronc riding with a 79 and earned the buckle for Top Hand.
Thank you to all the teams that traveled to Encampment and to all of those who were in the stands!
See you next year!!

2016 Stock Show Stand Outs

Spur Belle 2341B NILE

Spur Belle 2341B NILE

Spur Martha 2248C Forth Worth Stock Show 2016

Spur Martha 2248C Forth Worth Stock Show 2016

Spur Fillarae Sky 2501C

Spur Fillarae Sky 2501C Fort worth Stock Show

Spur Belle 2341B

Spur Belle 2341B

Reserve Champion Pen Bulls NWSS

Reserve Champion Pen Red Angus Bulls National Western Stock Show ~ SPUR GRAVITY 601 2441C, SPUR GRAVITY 601 2507C, SPUR Stronghold 2171C


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SPUR LADY 2B963  Kiley Klas Southmayd, Texas (heifer sold in an online sale with Travis Pembrook)

    Grand Champion Horned Hereford Heifer Fort Worth Junior Heifer Show

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    Silver Spur Ranches and 3 Aces Cattle Company, Clinton, Tenn

    Champion Junior Bull Calf Fort Worth Open Red Angus Show