Winter cattle drive

Robb Ewoldt, a soybean, corn, and livestock farmer, still utilizes traditional horsepower to get the job done when it comes to moving his cattle. Ewoldt spent a cold morning in snow covered pastures rounding up his herd to move them for the winter while riding his favorite quarter horse, Lacy.

"We still use horses because of the respect," Ewoldt said. "Horses also maneuver better than all-terrain vehicles, they aren't as stressful on the cattle and above all it's more fun to do it the cowboy way."

Ewoldt along with Jim Siefert, a longtime friend from Donahue, rounded-up the 100 cows to move them to a winter feed yard near McCausland. The cows will calve there and eventually return to the rolling hills of Ewoldt's farm in April.

Robb Ewoldt, Iowa Soybean Association District 6 Director, closes the gates after moving cattle from a pasture on his farm.

Jim Siefert, Donahue, a long time friend of Ewoldt's enjoys riding and roping while working the cattle.
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Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association

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