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Ruso Ranch - NPSAS Summer Field Day

Ruso Ranch
Ruso, ND
Friday, June 27
 
At this event attendees will get the chance to see Ruso Ranch and learn about brix testing, cover crops and more. attendees will also get to hear Gearld Fry speak on linear measuring and reading hair coats. 
 
 
Ruso Ranch
Myron and Georgean Lick and Nick and Farrah Faulkner operate Ruso Ranch. They currently run 250 cow/calf pairs and 250 yearlings. The ranch is in a continual experimenting and learning phase of what it takes to produce nutrient dense grasses and forages to create the high-quality, nutrient dense meats. 
The mission of Ruso Ranch is to produce products for customers which will promote their health, intelligence and longevity.
 
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  Gearld Fry

Gearld Fry purchased his first steer by the age of 14. Too poor to purchase a top bull, he taught himself artificial insemination and eventually established his own Reproductive Center. He began doing his own research, since scientific research, at the time, was totally dominated by the feedlot paradigm, with little interest in what grain feeding, antibiotics and hormones were doing to the vigor of American cattle herds. A search for the right cow led him across the United States and to Australia and New Zealand, where he finally settled on the Ruby Red Devon. Fry’s own writings have appeared in many agricultural journals, and in 2003, he authored “Reproduction and Animal Health,” a guide to selecting, breeding and managing a herd for health and performance on grass. Fry founded Bakewell Reproductive Services and the North American Devon Association, of which he is president. Today his passion remains to educate cattle producers in producing healthy, quality beef for the benefit of the American consumer.  


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           Healthy Grass / Healthy Cow / Healthy Return
         We own land because soil and solar energy produces grass/food for our livestock.
We own cows/livestock because they have the natural ability to consume grass and thrive, reproduce and nurture a baby. They convert grass into protein (meat) and milk with copious amounts of butterfat in that milk. The meat/protein contains a balanced supply of fats that are essential for our health, longevity and intelligence; all this from the grasses that grow from your soils.
          Through sales of our animals we convert that (grass) meat, milk and fat into dollars/true wealth. It is at that point our grass becomes human food and we, the producers, are responsible for delivering a healthy experience to the consumer.
          The average return from grass through our cows in America is in the 50% range. We as grass producers cannot survive with that low interest (return) for selling our grass. The maximum return a cow can give the producer is in the 75% range. We can do well with the 70-75% return with our livestock, which is a 20-25% increase above the average. The average body type is what the feedlot industry pays us the most for; however those animals do poorly on our grass because they have the wrong body type, gland system and gut, which is underdeveloped, so the animal is suppressed its entire life. 
           Join us at the field day and learn how to select body type and breed; learn how to manage the genetics in your cattle herd. This knowledge allows you to develop a gene pool with your existing cows that will be adapted to your environment and thrive. You become sustainable because you have gained knowledge by understanding what you are attempting to create for your good and sustainability. Learn how to sell your grass through your cows for the highest return.
 
 
Schedule
 
12:30 p.m. – Gearld Fry
    -Linear measuring
                                              -Reading hair coats for glandular function
                                          -How to create uniformity in your cattle
                                   -Which is it – paternal or maternal?
-Gourmet beef
 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
                                                         -How brix testing can help us create that quality
                                                   -Solid stemmed alfalfa – why is it important?
                                   -Alfalfa -- can we double our yield?
                                        -Cover crops – what works best for us

Directions to Ruso Ranch
1919 21st St. NW, Ruso, N.D.  Phone: (701) 448-9160 
From Velva, N.D.: 23-24 miles south of Velva on Hwy. 41, turn 4 miles west on County Road #6.
From Turtle Lake, N.D.: 14 miles north on Hwy. 41, turn 4 miles west on County Road #6.
 
 
         Registration
   Pre-Registration is required. Limited space is available. Free if pre-registered by Monday, June 23.
Call or e-mail the NPSAS office to register by June 23 or $10 at the door!
     Phone: (701) 883-4304
      e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.