Last Saturday morning, Shawn and I were watching the sun rise over a sea of cattle in a Texas feed yard as the cowboys made their first ride through the pens checking the health of their bovine charges. I really do love my work.
We’ve been wanting to make this trip for some time. A client photo shoot the previous day near Amarillo finally gave us the opportunity to do some shooting in beef country for the AgriLife stock library, and we had four hours before our outbound flight left for Dallas – plenty of time for a beef country photo safari.
Getting access to one of these operations, especially for a couple of out-of-towners from Up Nort’, is no easy task. We received a recommendation from a colleague in the Texas Cattle Raisers Association, who introduced us to the great folks at the Texas Cattle Feeders Association, who gave us a huge assist and located an independent custom feeder who was willing to give us the run of their place. We send out a huge “thanks!” to that very gracious and trusting operator. The folks at the TCFA were willing to give us a green light, based strictly on reputation, and we owe them a big thanks as well.
Check out these photos from our trip to the Texas panhandle, and shoot us a comment. We’d love to hear from you!
Ridin’ for the Brand,
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