Field Days

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

courtesy of Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small talks about his day job at the Indian Health Service in Lame Deer.


Field Days: Branding

Jun 12, 2017
Courtesy of Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, with his crop finally in the ground, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small gets ready to brand his cattle.


Courtesy of Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small finds that being forced to turn his calving heifers out last winter has resulted in fewer calves than he anticipated. He discusses his dilemma and the plans he has to make sure the same thing doesn't happen next year.  


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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.


Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, persistent rain keeps rancher Sterling Small from getting into the hills to check on his new calf crop and seeding the barley he'll use for forage next winter, so he decided to head to Oklahoma to compete in an Indian Rodeo.


Field Days: Rain

May 17, 2017
courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, host Sarah Brown talks to rancher Sterling Small about wet weather on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.

Sterling Small (middle) holds his son Isaac with his cousin Davetta Archambeau
courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, host Sarah Brown discusses how rancher Sterling Small runs his ranching operation with the help of his extended family on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.


courtesy Sterling Small

In the debut of Field Days, host Sarah Brown introduces us to rancher Sterling Small, who comes from a long tradition of farming and ranching on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.