Cattle

October 27, 2022

Building Blocks to Low Stress

After a lot of planning, corrals and shipping pens were relocated to a better spot, next to the large barn with indoor arena built in 2016.
August 23, 2022

Growth of a Resilient Grazing System

The weather is unpredictable. And that adds another challenge to ranching. We can’t control the weather, but we can plan for the inevitable. In 2020 and 2021, we were dealt extreme drought, just like so many other ranchers and farmers.
May 22, 2022

The Realities of May Calving

In 2021, Long Pines Land and Livestock decided to move its 2022 calving season to May and to expose cows for only 30 days. This compares to previous years of calving mostly in April (some years as early as mid-March) for 45 to 60 days.
April 28, 2022

30 Days of Drought, Blizzard …. Repeat

Kicking up dust at the beginning of the day, then waking up to a blizzard. Our Long Pines community went from one extreme to another in April 2022. Twice.
January 25, 2022

Breeding Cattle Tough Enough for Mother Nature

Our cattle are bred to handle the harsh winter conditions Mother Nature dishes out. “You can run them in different climates and they can adapt to about anything,” says Sterling Brown.
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.

Horses

October 27, 2022

Why are reined cow horse lines so prominent in rope horses?

Few other horse markets have stayed consistently as hot as roping. A case can be made that it started when numbered team ropings opened the door for all ability levels.
August 24, 2022

Reined Cow Horse 101

You aren’t imagining it – reined cow horse events are becoming more popular. But what exactly is it, and why does a champion competitor think that anyone with a ranch or rodeo background has a leg-up?
June 9, 2022

He Fired a Revolution: Shining Spark

Shining Spark was the first NRCHA All-Time Leading Sire and held this title for 17 years until the year he died. That year, he was number two. He became an NRHA $4 Million Sire in 2013. He is one of the Top 10 all time sires of reining money earners and the 2021 number 4 paternal grandsire of reining money earners.
May 18, 2022

Being a Mom at Long Pines

To be a broodmare at Long Pines has a steep price of entry. “They have to ride very well, and not just in the arena, they've got to be decent on the ranch, too. I don't want broodmares that throw poor temperaments. Their foals have to have a strong structure for the long-term. They’ve got to be able to hold up,” says Long Pines owner Deb Brown.
January 24, 2022

Mares Rule the Range at Long Pines

“A lot of people buy a really good stallion and then breed him to their mares. I bought the mares first. I want outstanding mares,” said Deb Brown, the “matchmaker” at Long Pines.
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.

Ranch

December 16, 2022

2022 Year In Review

2022 has been a busy one at Long Pines Land and Livestock. Take a look at the last year in photos.
September 27, 2022

Pasture-ized: Diversity at Long Pines

Long Pines have done its homework on multi-species grazing to improve its pastures and animal health.
September 27, 2022

Stories Could Save Ranching

Rural communities are attracting city dwellers seeking a different way of living. What a great opportunity to help them understand the importance that agriculture plays in their lives.
May 22, 2022

The Realities of May Calving

In 2021, Long Pines Land and Livestock decided to move its 2022 calving season to May and to expose cows for only 30 days. This compares to previous years of calving mostly in April (some years as early as mid-March) for 45 to 60 days.
May 18, 2022

Being a Mom at Long Pines

To be a broodmare at Long Pines has a steep price of entry. “They have to ride very well, and not just in the arena, they've got to be decent on the ranch, too. I don't want broodmares that throw poor temperaments. Their foals have to have a strong structure for the long-term. They’ve got to be able to hold up,” says Long Pines owner Deb Brown.
April 28, 2022

30 Days of Drought, Blizzard …. Repeat

Kicking up dust at the beginning of the day, then waking up to a blizzard. Our Long Pines community went from one extreme to another in April 2022. Twice.