Ranch Raised – Episode 12

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Farming For Profit, Not Price

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 Tuesday! Our girls are all back to school today after enjoying a 3 day weekend at home. They did all of the things our kids are known to do when they are home, they worked with some of their show cattle in the barn, they rode horses, and they helped with some ranch projects.

This also led to having more eyes around the barn to find more eggs. I admit I am a bad chicken mom and I have let my hens get away with bad behavior. Sometime around mid summer, our hens took up residence in our main barn and stopped going back to their little chicken coop. I know I should have never let this habit start and now they are set in their ways of living in the barn, which leads to a daily egg hunt, literally HUNT.

Since we have a barnyard variety pack of hens, each one lays a different color. I knew I had been missing when our two red hens were laying for a couple of days. Our middle daughter caught a red hen taking up residence in our shop and found the egg jackpot. A nest with a dozen eggs. For only having 8 hens, the eggs seem to multiply on their own. Is it normal to have 6 dozen eggs in your refrigerator all of the times?!?

So when I find a baking recipe that uses 5 or 6 eggs, I am on it! Tune in tomorrow as I share my Buckaroo Brownie recipe that I have perfected! I have been using it for years. You will never buy another box brownie mix again after you make this chocolatey masterpiece!

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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.

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