Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!
Not even holidays keep us from working around this outfit! Welcome back to Ranch Raised!
You were born on this ranch and all the days you have seen
Were right here at home were the grass this year was hardly that green.
A spring storm here and a blizzard there,
We were hoping for more moisture but Mother Nature didn’t care.
Never the less, we did the best as caretakers could.
Your mommas did their job and brought you back to the ranch this fall, as a good cow should.
We’ve raised you up and got you to this exciting point.
And now it’s time that you leave this joint.
We are proud of the young steers you’ve became.
We hope that you do well for your next owner and bring them no shame.
Our legacy is on your hide.
And for that brand we proudly ride!
You were born with great purpose of feeding the people of our nation.
So now it is time for you to go to your next destination.
Wear our brand proudly, as we are proud of you.
With calving around the corner, it is time for the cattle cycle to start anew.
You’ve reached the point where no longer at our ranch you can stay.
The trucks are rolling in, yeehaw, it is SHIPPING DAY!
I’ve got cattle to work and calves to ship to Burwell Livestock in Burwell, NE! Catch these boys on their special Black Friday sale on DVAuction and CattleUSA.com!
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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 3 daughters near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.
Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.
You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report that is broadcast on 60 radio stations with coverage in 9 states, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and highlights R-CALF’s work on industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the ranch.