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Program: Land & Livestock Report

Reporting on ranching and land stewardship issues is a natural fit and a passion for Susan Allen. Growing up in a family that raised timber and Christmas trees under the shadow of Mt, Hood Susan has always found herself more comfortable on the back of a horse in the wilderness checking out the terrain than in any urban setting . Today herself a rancher and a member of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Susan and her husband run their Wagu/Corrientes herd along with her son’s Angus cattle in the Blue Mts. near Pendleton Oregon. There they have experienced first-hand what it means to “ranch with wolves” in the most liberal and environmentally conscientious state in the Union. In her “free time” she enjoys working with young or difficult horses, helping them realize their potential and gifts in the ranching world.

Since graduating from Arizona State with a minor in Journalism Susan has followed a communications path that has included writing for and promoting the Northern California Thoroughbred Racing Industry to launching the popular Food Forethought Commentary and newspaper column in the early 2000’s( as a result of the BSE finding in Mapton WA,) becoming one of the earliest advocates for agriculture. She also co- hosted the American Rancher Radio Program which eventually became Open Range for many years. She is excited to be “back in the saddle” each day covering the issues and accomplishments of America’s Ranching Community.

  • Stockmanship and Stewardship Cattle Handling Clinics

    Renowned horseman/stockman Curte Pate is on a mission to change how cattle in the U.S. are handled

  • Quiet Wean

    Cattle producers are re-discovering a way to wean calves quickly, quietly and without stress.

  • Summer Fly Control

    One of the few things I dread about summer with horses and cattle (and there're arn't many) are the flies.

  • Consumer Confidence And Beef Prices

    It’s a great time to be raising cattle, who knows how high cattle prices will climb, in fact it’s all rosy with one caveat, the consumer’s demand for beef

  • History of Corriente Cattle

    Team roping is booming throughout the nation thanks to Corriente cattle the foundation of the sport, yet most of us that spend time around these interesting creatures forget the Corriente's impact on the cattle industry as a whole.

  • Powerful Genetics

    Artificial insemination or AI is a good way to improve performance and efficiency.

  • Oregons HB 262 Targets Horseowners

    If Senate Bill 262 currently in committee passes,horse owners in Oregon will be required to have a license like you do for your vehicle for each animal they own.

  • American Made Beef

    While 2010 was a downer for most of the economic sector it was the best year we’ve ever experienced in the history of exporting American Beef,

  • Range Ready Cattle

    Round up ready wheat, why not range ready cattle?

  • The Silent Crisis In The Livestock Industry

    One fall out from the fact most Americans are now several generations removed from farming is that only two percent of the 2010 graduating class of veterinary students have elected to work wiht large animals.

  • The Power of Protein

    Protein is an important part of a healthy diet and beef is a great way to add it to your diet.

  • Tips ON Training Kids And Horses From Barrel Horse Trainer Lance Graves

    Seems every little cowgirl dreams of running barrels, problem is that their dreams can become a nightmare if they are matched with the wrong horse.

  • Why Calm Cattle

    There are good reasons why most ranchers don’t want high strung cattle

  • The Importance of Age Verification

    Why is age verified beef so important to your operation?

  • The Power Of Facebook

    There should not be a horse in the U.S. that would need to be rescued, die of starvation, or go to the killers if everyone just stepped up like they did for these horses!

  • The Pros and Cons From One Oprah Episode

    Oprah’s being skewered like a rare beef kabob on a bevy of cattle web sites after she challenged both herself and staff members to go vegan for one week

  • Land Barons

    While American grit settled the west it was cattle barons from England and Scotland that bankrolled it.

  • Customize Your Cattle Tags

    Everybody wants there own signature... something .... for some of you it might be designing your own wine label, others custom letterhead, or hair and hide chaps ...

  • Valentine Beef

    Selecting a delicious steak for a romantic Valentine's meal is quick and easy!

  • How Ironic It's The South Korea Cattle That Are Diseased

    Ever put your foot in your mouth, Boy I have. I’m Susan Allen stay tuned on Open Range to learn why Oregon want to make sure you won’t.

  • Manna Pro Recall

    I respect a company that takes the initiative to remove a product because of potential problems

  • When Will We Stop Making Exceptions For Native Americans

    Washington State Cattlemen were concerned about disease, other regional farmers worried about crop loss but as we have seen before when it comes to conservation issues Native American tribes sidestep regulations the rest of Americans must comply to.

  • No To PIckens Plan

    The wife of an oil tycoon hits a road block in her attempt to develop a sanctuary for BLM wild horses

  • Using Program Bulls

    Utilizing program bulls can increase quality and price in your herd.

  • Horse Hues

    There’s gold champagne, amber champagne, chocolate, smokey cream, Apricot, chestnut, and ivory... the Equine species has been created in a fascinating, poetic color spectrum.

  • Steaks For Troops

    Steaks

  • Temple Grandin, One Woman Who Cared to Care

    Temple Grandin is again reminder of the impact just one person can have on the lives of humans and animals if they care to care. .

  • Ranchers Gift To Bird Hunters

    Ranchers Gift To Bird Hunters, Hikers And Birders

  • Spring Fling and Trade Winds Have Nothing To Do With Vacations

    I'll tell you why Spring Fling and Trade Winds have nothing at all to do with vacations, also why the Trail Ends at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

  • Handing Over Our Competitive Edge

    The sport of cutting is all the rage in Europe thanks to U.S. expertise and horses. In some aspects of ranching we might consider it flattering to be copied, but not when it comes to raising cattle.

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