Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cattle Industry: My way of life

I can't imagine my life without cattle!  It seems as if almost everything I do has something to do with the cattle industry.  I live and breath cattle. Being in the Cattle industry means more than just raising the cattle, its a way of life.  Growing up in a small town I can remember several times during high school, the school secretary would get on the loud speaker and say Karoline Rose head home your heifer is calving. My teachers have no problem with me running out the door and jumping in the truck and heading home.  They knew that tending to my cattle at home was much more important to me than English class :)
The cattle industry is a family within itself.  We are more than willing to help out our neighbors and to lend a hand when needed.  The neighbors can be 5 minutes away or many states away they are always there to help out.  There was a rancher here in Montana that lost about half his herd to a horrible storm and the cattle family stepped up and many people donated heifers and cow calf pairs to him without any thought.  They wanted to help and they know he will do the same if needed.  Lauren Chase from Montana Stockgrowers followed that story.  Here is the link to both the pictures .http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150304126582059.388947.121110932058&type=1 and the articlehttp://www.ktvq.com/news/ryegate-area-rancher-farmer-loses-half-his-cattle-in-recent-storm/.  This is one great example of the love for cattle, ranchers show.
My father said, "The kindheartedness Montana ranchers showed to that man who is down on his luck is exactly why I wake up everyday and love my job. We serve God and America."

When pulling into my driveway you won't see a fancy house or anything.  But you will notice the 3 or 4 pickup trucks parked outside and they usually have manure all over them.  We work sunrise to sunset tending to both our cattle, dogs and our family. The animals often come first but family and God are extremely important to us.  Have you ever noticed a cowboy get off a bull at a Rodeo and bow his head thanking the Lord for keeping him safe.  Still to this day that simple act gives me chills, he has demonstrated the love for God that the agriculture industry shares.  We depend on God for everything, without rain we don't have a good crop, without crops we can't feed out cattle, without cattle we can't feed our family.  It all come back to the Lord and the land and animals he has given us to spread the food and wealth around.  Check out this ministry that raises animals to feed to the less fortunate. http://www.holycowmontana.com/Home.html

Stock dogs- which are my fathers favorite.  These animals are more that just dogs.  They go with us on almost every ride when we check cattle and they are always working. At my house we often raise pups and sell them to other ranchers who need an extra hand on the ranch.  The dogs are first working dogs but they bring smiles and light to the neighborhood children.  Without these dogs my job would be ten times harder.
I am here in Salt Lake City getting some more tests done on my brain ( my father is still surprised that I have an active brain).  We will be here for a few more days and wont be sent home until they have some answers.  The cattle market is falling a little bit today and we have noticed a shortage of hay in the South so they will be shipping a lot of hay in our area to the South.  Thanks for reading.  Have an awesome day!!

Karoline Rose

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God bless!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More Wedding Pictures!

Lauren Chase from Montana Stockgrowers is an exceptional person and we are so lucky that she follows us around and documents our life.  Thank you Lauren! Below are some pictures she posted from the wedding!! 

Check out Lauren's work on Montana Stockgrowers facebook page!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Montana-Stockgrowers-Association/121110932058?ref=ts

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Nile Merit Heifer Program!

As many of you know I have a little pure bred Angus herd.  This has always been a huge dream of mine.  Since my father grew up on a ranch of his own I think he passed down his passion and love for showing cattle to me.  I was always active in 4-H showing sheep and spent a few years showing steers. Both 4-H and the Nile heifer program changed my life forever.

The Nile Merit Heifer Program is an amazing program that gave me the opportunity of a lifetime.  I applied two years in a row and was disappointed but in the end it was the best thing that ever happened to me.  The second year I applied I pulled up to the mail box and can remember receiving a huge envelope and knew right then I had won!

Current Creek Angus Ranch donated a heifer from their herd. I was offered any yearling heifer I wanted! They are so amazing and they gave me a huge gift.  Still to this day I am not sure they know how much they impacted my life.

Today my herd is 10 head and all but two of them are the result of my Nile Merit heifer.  I urge you to suggest this program to anyone who is under 17 and loves cattle.

Have a great day!  Its raining here and I am off to 16 hours of work :)

Karoline Rose

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Wedding

This past weekend was Jacob and Kelsey's wedding.  It was awesome to welcome Kelsey into the family.  One was my favorite parts about this weekend was seeing my brothers face when he saw her walking in with her father.  He was blown away! It was great to see all the extended family and to dance the night away.  Below are some pictures taken by friends and family.  The professional ones will be posted as soon as I get them.  I hope everyone is having a great day. 

Kelsey read a quote from Ruth in the Bible:

But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." (NIV)

Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Meet the crew!!

Hello, Welcome to my life.  My name is Karoline Rose and I am a Freshman at Montana State University majoring in both Animal Science and Ag Education.  My father run Rose Cattle Company.  We buy and sell cattle, trade a few horses and stock dogs on the side.

Currently there are five employees at Rose Cattle Company.  My father strives to buy only the best cattle possible and we truly value the relationship with our buyers and sellers.  Please note that anything written in this blog is my personal opinion and often times my father doesn't agree with me :).  The next big event in our families life is Jake and Kelsey's wedding on August the 6th.  Jacob is the oldest son and you can read both Kelsey and Jakes bio below.  Thank you for reading our blog.  I will update this often and hope you find it interesting. 

Currently there are...

John Rose-Owner and manager of Rose Cattle Company.  He grew up in Jerome Idaho on a pure bred ranch.  This is where his love for cattle and the industry started.  John is a graduate of Cal Poly University with a degree in animal science.  He moved to Three Forks MT where he started Rose Cattle Company.  John has a great eye for cattle and always strives to buy the best of the best.  His buyers and sellers have become his friends over the past few years and he looks forward to working with you in the future. In his spare time (which is very limited) he spends time watching his children in their activities and working his stock dogs. Call us if your interested in a great working dog!

Silvia Martin- The glue of Rose Cattle Company.  She is the voice on the phone when you call the office. Silvia is amazing at keeping all the paperwork straight at the office.  She is very organized and we are lucky to have her.  In her free time she loves to garden, fish and hang out with her husband, children and grandchildren!

Jacob Rose-My oldest brother.  He will be marrying Kelsey Pollman shortly and we are very excited.  Jake graduated from University of Montana-Western with a natural horsemanship degree.  He is very handy on horseback and loves to break colts and sort cattle.  Jacob is always working on training the next awesome horse and often is hired to break colts for other people.  At Rose Cattle Company he is in charge of running yearling on our leased ranches.  He and Kelsey live on the ranch and are a huge help.  Jacob is always looking for people interested in buying a great ranch horse.  Let us know if you are interested!

Kelsey Pollman- Who soon will be Kelsey Rose!  Kelsey is the newest member to Rose Cattle Company and the Rose family.  We are extremely excited to welcome her and she bring a lot of information to the table.  Kelsey also graduated from Western with the same degree as Jacob.  She grew up here in Montana and was very active in FFA. Here at Rose Cattle Company she is in charge of keeping records on the yearlings.  Kelsey is the one to call if we need to know if a calf was doctored or not. In her free time she loves to be a horseback with Jacob and she enjoys taking care of the stock dogs and the puppies.

Karoline Rose- As I stated above I am a college student and attend Montana State here in Bozeman.  My job at Rose Cattle Company is the media relations specialist.  Massive name but I am really not that important, I am in charge of the business facebook page, twitter, our website, newsletter, texts, emails, faxes and of course the blog.  You will probably receive information from me about cattle for sale in one way or another. In my free time I love the pure bred Angus industry and have a few cows of my own.  I am involved with livestock judging and hope to raise some club lambs.

Here at Rose Cattle Company we have a lot of changes coming.  We hope to add buyers and sellers to our list.  We are looking for the best of the best, if your cattle are for sale please message or call us.  We are moving towards social media to reach our customers.  Please take a look at the business facebook page and our website which is under construction but will be up shortly.  
If you need cattle, horses or stock dogs we are here for you!  Give us a holler :)