Ranch Raised – Episode 165

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Ranch Raised - Episode 165
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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!

Thanks for tuning in to Fun, Fact Friday right here on Ranch Raised. Spring brings lots of cool season veggies, but around our place it also brings more eggs! My little motley crew barnyard flock really kicks it in to gear laying eggs as they are out foraging and enjoying the creepy crawlies and greenery this time of year.

As, I have told you before, my family are big breakfast eaters. Eggs are fast, easy, and abundant in my refrigerator this time of year. So I wanted to see what these little nuggets were worth nutritionally! One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein. Brain development and memory may be enhanced by the choline content of eggs.

If you rely on the grocery store for your egg supply chances are that your eggs come from Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, or Texas as those top 5 egg producing states account for 44% of the US egg production.

However, I bet you can connect with someone locally to supply your eggs. You will be able to learn about how those chickens are raised and you will be able to help a neighbor with their chicken feed bill. Sounds like a feel-good story all around.

How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled, fried, sunny side up? Let me know and tell me your favorite egg recipe on the Ranch Raised FB page! Have a great weekend!


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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

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