Field Days: First Loss Is Your Best Loss

May 26, 2017

Rancher Sterling Small directs spring branding activity
Credit courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small pays the price for decisions he made last summer, and learns the truth behind his banker's favorite saying: "Your first loss is your best loss." Sterling finds out the hard way after second-guessing cattle prices and waiting too long to deal with a now-overrun field that needs to get planted.


Field Days is a weekly audio diary following the day-to-day life of a Montana rancher, produced by Yellowstone Public Radio in collaboration with The Prairie Star newspaper. Theme music by John Kosel of the High Country Cowboys.