Liz Twan

Dean Tom Dickenson (TRU-Kamloops)

Optimism shown at Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association AGM

Even though it is the shortest month on the calendar February can often seem very much the lengthiest on Cariboo cattle establishments.

Dean Tom Dickenson (TRU-Kamloops)

Batten down the well covers, the Californians are coming

So often in life, events or circumstances impart a feeling of déjà vu, a sense of having come full-circle, ...

Winter calving a stressful time for ranchers

Wow, where did January disappear to? Weather-wise it was darn decent, compared to more easterly sections of our great nation.

Upcoming agricultural seminars, events to keep an eye on

Just so you know, it hurt to write this. For the past several months I've had an aching computer arm.

Relaxing time is here

Ding-dong, the witch is dead and the men of the house can truly relax and enjoy the rest of the holiday season ...

Christmas day quickly creeping up on us

Christmas Day is fast approaching and columnist Liz Twan is trying not to sweat the small stuff.

Trying to evade yet another blow to the cattle industry

How on earth did it get to be December, again, already — so quickly?

Ranch-based reality series could be barn burner

A fair amount of drama occurs naturally (spontaneously) in a year-in-the-life of anyone involved daily with the production of livestock.

Proposed water act unfriendly

Brrrrr, the worm has turned and the normal variety of Cariboo fall weather has finally appeared.

Talking the beef as we approach annual fall comfort-food zone

It’s a fast, fast world we live in today and that need for speed is aptly illustrated in many ways during the course of a normal day.

Summer moves on and mice move in

Ah, ranch life, at this time of the year we are box-seat holders in Mother Nature’s Opera House.

Ed Russell

River Ranch wins Harvest Ranch Challenge

Showing off their shiny new trophy buckles are the River Ranch team, the winners of the 2013 Harvest Fair Ranch Rodeo.

Ed Russell

Fast food choices were simpler in the good old days

Our world is fast paced with almost instant communication in most locales, world-wide shopping (Internet) at your fingertips.

Fences not meant to keep people out but keep cattle in

The Cariboo-Chilcotin region (long known as cattle country) is home to some of B.C.’s oldest ranches.

The B.C. Minister of Agriculture

Cariboo Cattlemen meet with Minister of Agriculture Pat Pimm in Williams Lake

The Cariboo Cattlemen met with the B.C. Minister of Agriculture, Pat Pimm, last week in Williams Lake.

The B.C. Minister of Agriculture

H20 appliers appreciated

We’ve just wound up a scorching, record-breaking July and the first week of August has passed, no let-up in sight.

Cecilia Paul smiles as she shows off the fruits of her labour

A very good year for berry picking

With a plentiful supply of water, courtesy of multitudes of June rainstorms, the summer of 2013 is yielding a bumper crop of wild berries.

Cecilia Paul smiles as she shows off the fruits of her labour
The Alkali Lake Ranch team took second place in the trailer loading event but managed to hold onto the Overall title for another year in the Williams Lake Stampede Ranch Challenge.

Ranch Challenge trailer loading looks easy, but proved difficult

The Stampede Ranch Challenge task of loading up cattle into a trailer looks like it should be rather easy and not too time consuming.

The Alkali Lake Ranch team took second place in the trailer loading event but managed to hold onto the Overall title for another year in the Williams Lake Stampede Ranch Challenge.
Alkali Lake Ranch bronc rider Greg Vanwinkle captured the first place win in the Stampede Ranch Challenge bronc riding contest with this colourful costume.

Costume brings home win for Alkali Lake Ranch bronc rider

The Stampede Ranch Challenge consists of a team of three cowboys who generally compete in four of the five ranch challenge-events.

Alkali Lake Ranch bronc rider Greg Vanwinkle captured the first place win in the Stampede Ranch Challenge bronc riding contest with this colourful costume.

Dog days are upon us

The weather turned on its heel for Stampede after the rainy days of June and settled right into the dog days of July.