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!
I didn’t even know it was a thing, but if the interweb says it is, we will play along! Welcome to National Cow Appreciation Day here on Ranch Raised! Let’s celebrate!
Mr Jones Ranch headed out to look at his herds at dawn to beat the heat. We are fighting a round of pink eye in calves, likely due to the tall brome grass. Every day is a battle to win the war on our herd health. He is relentless at keeping our cattle happy, healthy, and growing.
Our oldest daughter is Madison, WI REALLY celebrating her cows at the Junior National Hereford Expo. She has 2 heifers with her, one she raised and one she purchased. She also is celebrating a steer that she raised being exhibited by one of her friends who purchased it from her. This momma wishes them all the best and big thanks to my fellow ranch momma who took those girls and their cattle out to Wisconsin.
My second oldest daughter is celebrating her cows in the freshly cleaned barn she has been working on. Her cows will likely be pampered and get to spend their day under cool fans after getting their bath.
Ranch girl #3 has a bottle calf named Buddy who she is always celebrating! Baby ranch boy and I will celebrate the cow likely by cooking up some of our favorite beef. He is cutting an appetite for table food. Last night he had spaghetti with ground beef for the first time. I love cooking it and I have a big, beefy boy who loves eating it!
Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children 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, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and 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 Jones Ranch.
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