“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.”
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.