From the toothpaste you brush your teeth with, to the tires on your car, beef byproducts are a big part of every American's day! I am thankful for cattle ranchers who work hard 365 days a year, 7 days a week, and sometimes 10-12 hours a day. I know about these hours, because I'm a cattle rancher.
I enjoyed the sun and hanging out with my buddies, the cows. I stayed still, lying in the grass and letting them sniff me and lick my jacket. It made a rustling sound that scared them as they licked it. They would jump back for a minute or two and then slowly make their way back, stretching out their neck and eventually their tongue for a taste.
So, we're planning our thanksgiving meal this week. We'll serve Certified Angus Beef prime rib and give thanks for all the ranchers who raise CAB. We will also enjoy the traditional side dishes and a bit of turkey, as well. Thank you, farmers and ranchers for growing a safe, nutritious and delicious food supply to feed the world--and my family! And after enjoying a big meal, playing a hand or two of cards, and watching a football game, we'll head home before dark--because the cows need fed every day, no matter the holiday.