Have you wondered what it is like in a feedyard where thousands of cattle are kept and fed? We have a feedyard just a few miles from us and it is run two brothers and their families are vitally important to their feedyard and this community. I am good friends with one of their wives, Nicky, and she wants to get the word out about Life in a Feedyard, so I asked her to do some guest blogging for me! I think you will be interested to know that even though they have employees and it is a business, it is still a family and the cattle receive excellent care so they are happy and healthy in a feedyard. We do feed our steers at this feedyard, so it still fits in with my "Life on a Kansas Cattle Ranch!" So watch for Nicky throughout the next year as she writes about her life as a wife, mom and a cowgirl, and sheds some light on what happens in a feedyard. --Debbie.
Hey there! I’m Nicky Tiffany. I’m a wife and stay-at-home mother of 4 (all under the age of 7). We too, live in rural Kansas. However, we own and operate a 15,000 head feedyard- Tiffany Cattle Company. Out of our east gate you can gaze upon miles and miles of pristine native Flint Hill grass and from our west gate we see perfect rows of fertile farm ground. I honestly thank God for making farmers and cowboys every day!
My purpose for writing is to focus on faith, family and the feedyard. Debbie has graciously given me a platform to share it with you! I hope to be able to shed some light on what we call the Bed & Breakfast part of the cattle industry and give you all a glimpse of our passion for the 3 F’s. So, saddle up and hold on tight- (I’ve never “blogged” before!) let’s go for a ride!
I’m rarely one who doesn’t have much to say, but I don’t want to do all the talking here- if you’ve got questions or comments feel free to let ‘em loose! If I don’t know the answer I’ll get my “experts” to help me out. Speaking of experts… My husband and his brother co-own and operate our business. I am married to Shawn- not Shane. Shane belongs to Morgan, my sister-in-law, Shawn is mine. Are you thoroughly confused? Don’t worry, so is the rest of the county, and they were born and raised here! Their father, Steve (I know, I know! Another “S”!) is largely responsible for bringing us into this amazing community and I will do my best to keep it all straight for you. We are 1st generation owners but have come from a long line of farmers and ranchers- people who love the land and agriculture and who have passed those values down through the ages.
Well, gotta run for now. Someone’s hungry and bawling- it’s close to feeding time both at the house and in the “yard” …although, I’m not sure which group of mouths I prefer tackling tonight! Keep your eyes open for more posts and thanks for reading!