Showing posts from May, 2017

If The Wall Could Talk, What Would They Say?

On our most recent trip to England once again we rented a car and traveled the country.
With the wife being major fan history we do not take the guided tours we make our own.
Over the couple weeks we see plenty of sites on the beaten path and a few that are in remote locations. Historic sites are everywhere on the side of the roadways and even in pastures which may seem odd to the USA, but many sheep and cow pasture are open to the public.

I often said why take a trip across the ocean when you can just google and see these places online? While I thought it was the best
choice, oh was I wrong. There is nothing like seeing these sites in person that date as far back as the Vikings and Roman times in history, it's like time traveling. Although you kinda do time travel being that the UK is 6 hours ahead of Texas time and after the 10hr flight it takes a day to adjust to the difference.
During our traveled we stayed in a Castle, random hotels, guest houses on farms that were sites to…

PRCA Commissioner Stressman announces retirement

After nearly nine years at the helm of the PRCA, Commissioner Karl Stressman has announced that he will be retiring, effective Dec. 31, 2017. Commissioner Stressman has stewarded meteoric growth of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 2008. Under his leadership, the organization signed a record $175 million contract that keeps the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through the year 2024. Stressman also played a major role in negotiating a television broadcast agreement with CBS Sports Network through 2019; successfully protecting the organization's rights to provide equal opportunity to all association members, and not just a select few athletes; and accepting fiduciary responsibility for generating substantial cash reserves for the organization, while returning nearly 90 percent of all income generated to benefit members and membership services. "I sat down in the Commissioner's chair for the first time in September 2008, and I made a pr…

CBR Announces 2017 Stock Contractor of the Year Nominees

The list of 12 Stock Contractors competing for Championship Bull Riding (CBR) Stock Contractor of the Year was announced today by four time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman on behalf of Championship Bull Riding.
For 15 years bull owners and their partners have seen the opportunity CBR offers to men who breed, raise, train, and own bucking bulls. These men and women have a direct impact on the sport by providing the best opponents for the top bull riders competing professionally. 
On July 23, one deserving individual from that category will be named Stock Contractor of the Year at the CBR’s annual Awards Gala and Presentation of the Bulls and Riders. You cannot win or purchase this title, it is a secret ballot process by which the CBR World Finals qualified bull riders and stock contractors each cast their votes.
The 2017 Stock Contractor of the Year title will come with a Bloomer stock trailer, Juan Jose Muñoz Andrade Custom Saddle, Custom Fenog…

Cattle Rustling Still Exist, Do You Know Where Your Cattle Are?

Cattle rustling is something that has never gone away. Since there has been cattle in the United States there has been rustlers stealing them. The activity of the rustlers depends on the cattle markets, when prices are up theft is up, when prices are down theft is down.

When you think of stolen property and the resale values, cattle are at the top of the list for thieves. If someone steals your $500 TV the resale value my be around $75, but a stolen $500 calf sold is $500 the full market value. Cattle does not loose value when stolen as many other often stolen items. Nearly each week on the Pepper Stewart Show broadcast are reports of stolen cattle in Texas and Oklahoma. Depending on the state you live in join your states Cattle Raisers Association to stay informed on cattle news and theft. We say it often and it still rings true "know your neighbor, but brand your cattle". Here are a few steps you can take to aid in keeping your risk of theft down, but none are 100%. 

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College dreams became reality for 79 Houston-area high school graduates during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan Scholarship Banquet, Wednesday, May 17. Thirty percent of graduates will be the first in their family to attend college.

“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is proud to support the youth of Texas through scholarships to help high school graduates achieve a post secondary education,” said Joel Cowley, president and CEO. “We are confident that these students will represent us well at colleges and universities across the state, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
Show officials and volunteers hosted 79 scholarship recipients from 68 Area Go Texan counties. Each recipient was awarded a four-year, $20,000 scholarship from the Show for a total commitment of $1,580,000. A deserving high school senior from each county was presented a scholarship, and an additional 11 scholarships were awarded at large to eligible students …

PBR Ring Of Honor Inductions October 31 2017

Ricky Bolin and Lyle Sankey to be inducted into PBR’s Ring Of Honor Mossy Oak Mudslinger, Bill Selman, Doug Scott and Julie Carrillo Among Other Recipients of 2017 Heroes & Legends Awards The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will induct Ricky Bolin and Lyle Sankey into the prestigious Ring of Honor for their significant and lasting contribution to the sport of bull riding as part of the Heroes and Legends Celebration at the 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas.
The ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the Showroom at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, will also honor D&H Cattle Co.’s Mossy Oak Mudslinger (Brand of Honor), Bill Selman and Doug Scott (Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award), and Julie Carrillo (Sharon Shoulders Award). The evening will be hosted by PBR’s official entertainer, Flint Rasmussen, and PBR on CBS Sports sideline reporter Leah Garcia. Both a physical ring and a fellowship of men whose blood, sweat, heartaches…

Kaique Pacheco Defends Title By Winning PBR’s Last Cowboy Standing in Las Vegas For Second Consecutive Year

After the dust settled in the desert, it was a familiar figure who remained. 2015 PBR Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) emerged from three rounds of intense bull riding, and was the Last Cowboy Standing Saturday night on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Pacheco successfully defended his title after winning this PBR Major last year.   Pacheco went 2-for-3 over the weekend, including two rides on Saturday night. He sealed his repeat victory with a 90-point ride on Spotted Demon (Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) in Round 3, his first 90-point ride of the season. It is the third time in his career that Pacheco has won a PBR Major.  Pacheco picked up a total 825 world points over the weekend, along with a big $150,000 check. More importantly, Pacheco (No. 2) slashed current world No. 1 Eduardo Aparecido’s (Gouvelandia, Brazil) lead atop the world standings. He heads into the summer trailing his countryman by just 180 points. The young Brazilian closes the first-half …

Pepper talks with Stipe Miocic before his fight at UFC 211


Pepper talks with Stipe Miocic before his fight at UFC 211