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Cattle

November 8, 2021

Productive, Predictable and Profitable

After the unprecedented drought for the past year, Long Pines Land and Livestock did a deep-cull during the summer. Just a handful of commercial cattle remain.
September 18, 2021

A Lot of Power in this Package

The April/May 2021 issue of Working Ranch magazine did a nice feature story on Irish Black and Irish Red cattle. Here's the entire article. If you'd like to subscribe to this great publication, go to workingranchmag.com.
August 10, 2021

Riding Out the Drought to a Better Future

“In this part of the country we have a saying, ‘You’re either one day away from rain or one day away from drought’,” says Deb Brown. “We are in drought mode right now. It’s part of our life as ranchers.”
April 15, 2021

IB1: “The Meat Wagon”

Nothing perks up Irish Black® and Irish Red® cattle fans than hearing that the animal goes back to “The Meat Wagon.” Officially registered with the Irish Black Cattle Association (IBCA) as Double Polled Turepo 1359, he was also designated as IB-1, the first to be recognized as a foundation seedstock bull for the breed.
October 15, 2020

Buy Certified Irish Black and Reds for Genetic Quality Control

IBCA certification requires DNA parentage verification.
November 13, 2019

Saving Money with Bulls

Producers interested in Irish Black and Irish Red genetics may be surprised to realize the monumental benefits this breed has to offer in terms of fertility traits.

Horses

September 20, 2021

Cow Horse Champion Bettin Yer Smart Laid to Rest

Bettin Yer Smart (Jayhawk), the standout 2007 AQHA red roan stallion with big moves, spectacular fence work and easy-going personality, was humanely euthanized on August 30, 2021, on the range of Long Pines Land and Livestock north of Camp Crook, SD.
July 7, 2021

Freckles Playboy

Freckles Playboy is definitely a sire, passing his ability to win on to multiple generations of progeny, including NRCHA champion Bet Yer Blue Boons, million dollar sire Playgun, and Long Pines’ NRCHA Supreme Horse, Bettin Yer Smart.
May 28, 2021

Want a Great Horse? Put Them To Work

“The great thing about horses is you can communicate with them without actually having to talk to them,” says Sterling Brown. At Long Pines Land and Livestock, Sterling starts most of the young stock, laying the groundwork for arena, ranch or anything else.
March 31, 2021

Bet Yer Blue Boons

Bet Yer Blue Boons (Royal Blue Boon x Freckles Playboy) has many claims to fame both in and out of the show pen.
March 10, 2021

Bet Yer Boons

A product of the Oxbow Ranch while under the direction of Lindy Burch, Bet Yer Boons comes from a long line of champions. Among her winning offspring is the stallion, Bettin Yer Smart.
February 26, 2021

Smart Little Lena Defined Success

When Long Pines Land and Livestock put up national champion Bettin Yer Smart for standing to outside mares at the Colorado State University Equine Reproductive Lab in 2020, it created the opportunity for breeders to continue one of the breed’s most impressive bloodlines.

Ranch

October 12, 2021

Changing for the Future

In the 20-plus years since the “Old Walter White Place” became Long Pines Land and Livestock, there have been 5 U.S. presidents, Facebook and Twitter came into existence, and cell phone ownership in the U.S. has gone from 32% to 97%.
September 9, 2021

Take Care of the Land, and the Land will Take Care of You

Whether or not the rains come, the land remains. And the land matters at Long Pines Land and Livestock. “The ground is a living part of the ranch,” says Deb Brown. “Not only do we raise horses and cattle, we raise grass, too. And alfalfa. We have about six inches of topsoil that’s keeping us from starvation and we need to take care of it. So, we do.”
August 23, 2021

Lessons Well Learned

We all have people who have made a tremendous difference on who we are and what we have accomplished. The influence of Deb’s parents – Sterling’s grandparents – is a story worth knowing.
August 10, 2021

Riding Out the Drought to a Better Future

“In this part of the country we have a saying, ‘You’re either one day away from rain or one day away from drought’,” says Deb Brown. “We are in drought mode right now. It’s part of our life as ranchers.”
May 20, 2021

Larry Licking 1939-2021

Larry Licking of rural Camp Crook, SD, 81, died Monday, May 3, 2021, at his Long Pines ranch, watching over the land and animals he loved.
June 26, 2020

New Chaffhaye Dealer

Long Pines is excited to be your local Chaffhaye dealer.