Some people believe that cattle ranching is, well, a sexy business to be in. However, those people aren’t really, um, in the majority. Sure, you’ve got the boots, the hat, the chops and the chaps, and you ride a horse like you were born on it. You can handle a 5,000 pound tractor and you’re the provider of free cuts of choice beef to friends and family (including in-laws).
Like most occupations that don’t involve being in the public eye or involve saving lives cattle ranching is a job and a lifestyle that isn’t exactly thought of as particularly “glorious.” But like most occupations, if you love it and work hard at it, the glory of cattle ranching comes from how well you raise your cows and how you take care of your ranch. Those things coming together is why you got into this business in the first place. And it’s a glorious feeling.