US Beef Ambassadors tour 28sept2012
Yolo Land & Cattle Co.
of our Black Angus Cattle Ranch
Most of our cows were away on summer pasture, but the bulls were here
grazing their home turf.
The US Beef
Ambassadors tour group was comprised of student
competitors from across the
US, their parents, and beef industry representatives. Every year at a
state in the US, the American
National Cattlewomen, and the National
Beef Checkoff program sponsor a competition for students
aged 17 to 20
years to earn a spot on the National Beef Ambassador Program. The five
winners who are selected will receive scholarships and will tour the US
the beef industry. This year, the competition was held in Sacramento,
We were honored to be chosen as a tour location for
these distinguished youngsters.
We ride horses to manage the cattle on the hilly parts of the ranch.
While we enjoy hosting many types of visitors on the ranch, we
particularly like beef industry groups, especially youth groups. Their
enthusiasm and energy is contagious. With so much negative press about
animal agriculture these days, it gives us hope that there will be a
future generation willing to pursue careers in this challenging field.
We also enjoy exchanging ideas with producers from other states. It's
amazing how much we all have in common when it comes to ranching.
Beef Hamburger Barbecue
Many of our national visitors come from traditional grain-fed
cattle operations, so the grass-fed,
grass-finished beef that we produce may not be
accustomed to. We explained how we decided to pursue this grassfed beef
and then we gave them a taste of our grassfed beef barbecued to
perfection. Our goal was not
to convert them, but to demonstrate that there are other alternatives
out there for consumers. At the very least, they all seemed to enjoy
meal, and no one left our ranch feeling hungry!!
John barbecued the grassfed beef hamburgers.
Angela & Casey Stone served lunch to
The group ate lunch in the shade of the big trees at the ranch
We also produce our own brands of beef
We hope you all enjoyed your visit to our ranch !!
*** We are a
working cattle ranch, so all groups must submit the Request
for Proposal Form or phone (530-662-4093) in
advance to schedule group tours.
We’ll see you out at the ranch!!!