11450 353rd AvenueLeola, SD 57456Office: (605) 439-3628
Craig & Peggy: (605) 439-3545 Email: office@bieberrdangus.com
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Mid July - 2nd cutting
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It's been a wet beginning of July. We've been working on getting our second cutting up between rain days!


One of our ranch hands Tom Churchwell asked his significant other Frankie Coker to marry him this past weekend! We are very happy for them both and wish them the very best!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!


Thank You to all of the servicemen and women who have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today!

June 30th - Ultrasounding the Replacement Heifers

Most of the month of June has been filled with cutting hay, that awesome PRANK and welcoming our new ranch babies, Kylie Jo Payne and Cayson Christopher Howard! 


This past week we pregnancy ultrasounded the Replacement Heifers. We breed all of our heifers from both our spring and summer calving groups. These heifers were all synchronized using CIDRs and bred in Mid April. Prior to AIing we sorted the heifers into their natural service sire groups, to minimize sorting after AIing. We then turned the bulls in with their natural service group of heifers for 30 days. All heifers that are bred will join our spring calving group and all opens will be synchronized again and AI bred with our May/June summer calving group. Breeding all of our heifers in April and only leaving the bulls in for 30 days really pushes the heifers that are only 10 months old. Although it does give us a few more opens on ultrasounding day it does add a nice group of heifers to our May/June calving group.


After we pulled the bulls we hauled all of the heifers up to Durheims near Ellendale, ND. The bred heifers will remain there for the rest of the grazing period. We sorted off the opens out of the ultrasounding chute and hauled them to our Meier unit in Long Lake, SD. They will be AI bred there and sorted into their summer natural service sire group!






Our vet Dr. Dean Christianson and his team from Ashley, ND brought their chute and ultrasounding equipment to the pasture.






Mid June - 1st cutting
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Our first cutting hay crop is finished here on the ranch. We got the bales moved off of the fields just in time for a nice rain. We're looking forward to a good second cutting! How is the hay looking in your part of the country?


June 5th - EPIC Prank!!
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Back to the excitement that Erica, Grant and Anya brought to us this summer!




It all started Friday night when Grant and Erica decided that they really REALLY wanted to oull a prank while they were here at the ranch. They came up with the idea to borrow a 3day old calf from the summer pairs pasture, and sneak not only the calf but a video camera into Ron and Lois's bedroom at 6am on Sunday morning. With some strategic help from Craig Bieber they pulled off a prank that none of us will ever forget!




June 2rd-12th: The visiting grandkids
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For the past few summers Ron and Lois's grandchildren from Chicago visit the ranch in the summer. While here they help with all sorts of activities they can't find in the city and we look forward to the excitment they bring to the ranch! This year Grant and Erica visited along with their friend Anya. They helped walk the summer bulls their summer pasture a couple miles away from the ranch, fixed fence, helped AI a group of heifers, rotated a few groups of pairs to new pasture and branded the summer calves. 


Anya and Erica walking summer bulls down the road.



Anya playing with a couple summer calves while setting up branding corrals to work the cows and calves!


Rhubarb hunting with Grandpa Ron and Grandma Lois.


Erica trying to figure out how to sneek a kitten or two back home with her...


Erica (with Craig Howard's help) AIing a heifer



And what excitement did they bring us this year....


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June 10th - Cayson Christopher Howard
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June was baby month here on the ranch! We've added another member to our ranch family. Craig and Lindley Howard welcomed Cayson Christopher Howard into the world on June 10th at 10:07am. He weighed 7lbs 10oz and was 20.5 inches long!

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