2018 Cattle Industry Convention

Are you blAZing a trail to Phoenix? If you haven’t met me, I’m Tierra Kessler. I live & work on my family’s Angus cattle operation in Eastern Oregon. I’m representing Region 5 this year, as a 2018 Convention Ambassador. Region 5 of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. I’m looking forward to the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA … Continue reading 2018 Cattle Industry Convention

Jackson, WY

Those of you who know me have probably figured out by now that I’m slightly addicted to traveling. I tend to become bored with a place easily and like to get away often. For the long Fourth of July weekend a friend and I chose to visit Jackson, Wyoming as she wanted to go there and I wanted to go to Yellowstone for the first … Continue reading Jackson, WY

Summer Pasture

Some of my absolute favorite views come when we turn heifer calf pairs out to summer pasture in Wallowa and Lostine, Oregon. During the summer our cattle graze pastures, however our ranch is not big enough to support all of them without needing to supplement hay or grain to their diets. To make sure the cattle have enough feed we need to lease pasture for … Continue reading Summer Pasture

5 Values I Learned On The Ranch

There are few places comparable with raising a family on a ranch. Children from agricultural backgrounds learn an unlimited number of life lessons and values before others do. My siblings and I were fortunate enough to learn how to be virtuous people while watching our parents build their dream together. 1. Responsibility At the ranch, you care for your animals before yourself. Cattle don’t care … Continue reading 5 Values I Learned On The Ranch