Have you ever wondered what cattle eat on a ranch? Oddly enough, you can probably relate.
"Just like you would do as a mother, you provide the nutrients they need through a well-balanced meal."
That meal, of course looks a little different for cattle.
"They are eating grasses and legumes, alfalfa and clovers. Then we make sure they have a free-choice salt and mineral package. Fresh drinking water is a big thing. They need to have a very clean source of water."
Read on to learn more about how Justin and his family raise beef here in Washington, while making the best use of the resources available.
The Waddington Family
Three generations of Waddingtons work together on the ranch. From Left: Cody, Holly, Riley, Heidi, Crystal, Justin, Marilyn, Tim, Tyler, Charity, Liliana, Tristan, Tucker, Heston, Samantha, Aimelyn
"Whether they want to do this, that will be completely up to them. But they are going to know how to do it. They are going to know how to work."
- Justin Waddington, Yakima rancher