Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Leap Year & New Faces!


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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!

Happy Leap Year! So I was preparing for today’s episode by researching the history of the Leap Year, but when I realized that those facts involved a lot of math and long numbers to explain how our ancestors needed to have an extra day on the calendar once every four years, I thought I really do have more exciting things to tell you guys about. So let’s call today out with the old and in with the new!  

Out with the old month of February and in with some cute new faces! Yes, I finally have new baby news to tell you about. No, not me! Don’t you dare let your mind wonder there! We have some precious new baby goats in the barn. I will tell you that their arrival has been a true miracle and such a blessing!  

Owning livestock is not always rainbow and roses. If you raised livestock in the Midwest in January this year, you know we all came out of that month wondering if we were fit for taking care of stuffed animals. It was an incredibly intense and rough month of crippling cold weather and blizzards. We had a scenario happen that we have never had happen. An open front shed that served as a shelter for our bred does that was bedded down with straw has always served as a comfy, cozy place for livestock to get out of the weather. Unfortunately, during one of our January storms the wind swirled snow around pretty strategically drifted that shed in and we lost a lot of our does. And some of those that did survive lost their pregnancies. So these special little blessings sure have made the barn and our hearts a lot warmer!  

 

 


 

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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 former 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.

Cattle producers are her people. She will meet you at the county fair, at the sale barn, or anywhere the dusty trail leads.
karina@youragnetwork.com or visit facebook.com/ranchraisedwithkarinajones


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