Why We Love Cattle...

Jennifer Nemec and Oscar H. Will III
July/August 2007
Add to My MSN

This well-loved British White cow-calf pair resides in Missouri.
Photograph by David Atkinson, www.JAPhotographic.com

Content Tools

Related Content

Squeezo Strainer Is Still Available

Hank reminisces about making tomato sauce with a Squeezo Strainer.

Wrangler® Marks the Start of a New Generation of Cowboys

Leading western wear brand reinvigorates Wrangler® 20X® collection with launch of Competition Jean S...

The Purpose of A Horse

When my husband said he wanted a horse, I told him he was nuts. Now that he has a horse, I've finall...

Miniature Cattle

If space is a issue, why not try miniature cattle.

As we’ve been putting this guide together, the Grit offices have been a bit overrun by cattle talk. Our research introduced us to a wonderful group of cattle people, some who blithely admit that their rare animals are “ornamental” and others who are just trying to find a place for these cattle to work. We talked to museum personnel who are after animals that resemble those that came over with the first Colonists and people who’ve had cattle in their blood from birth looking for a way to keep their farm afloat on a niche market. We talked to a woman out fixing fence and a guy in the field on his tractor. We also interacted with a number of folks who give of their time to breed associations. We want to acknowledge the contributions of the following very helpful people: Bruce Anderson, Julie Atkinson, Cherie Bayer, John Boddiker, Leoma Box, Vicki Brehm, Kathleen Curtin, Katie Danneman, Judy Decker, Drew Conroy, Jane Faul, Laura Glassmann, Richard Gradwohl, Kyle Haley, Nick Hammett, Wes Henthorn, Winifred Hoffman, Anneke Jakes, David and Tammy James, Seth Johnson, Vicki Johnson, Phil Lang, Becky Lundgren, Lori Maude, Rosie Mitchinson, Stephen Monroe, Dan Morgan, Ginnah Moses, Claudia Myers, Gabriella Nanci, Dawanna Nichols, Timothy Olson, Mary Penick, David Randall, Robyn and Jody Richards, Kathy Roncarati, Jeana Sankey, Don Schrider, Glenda Sieren, Brian and Cindy Sims, Sarah Slade, Ben Spitzer, Shelia Stannard, Martha Trantham, Dave Van Antwerp, Sabina Walsh, Sue Walters and Robert Williams.

Post a comment below.


Pay Now & Save 50% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Live The Good Life with Grit!

For more than 125 years, Grit has helped its readers live more prosperously and happily while emphasizing the importance of community and a rural lifestyle tradition. In each bimonthly issue, Grit includes helpful articles, humorous and inspiring articles, captivating photos, gardening and cooking advice, do-it-yourself projects and the practical reader advice you would expect to find in America’s premier rural lifestyle magazine.

Get your guide to living outside the city limits delivered straight to your mailbox. Subscribe to Grit today!  Simply fill in your information below to receive 1 year (6 issues) of Grit for only $19.95!


At Grit, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to Grit through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of Grit for only $14.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Grit for just $19.95!