Field Days

Mondays at 7PM

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.

Field Days: Losing A Calf

Mar 12, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill loses his first calf of the season.

  

Field Days: Calving Begins

Mar 5, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, calving begins at Mountain View Ranch.  


Field Days: Preparing The Barn For Calving

Feb 26, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill cleans up his barn in preparation for calving.


Field Days: Finding Time

Feb 21, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill drives ten miles on a closed highway just get some crossfit time in with his wife.

  

Field Days: Montana Winter Fair

Feb 12, 2018
Courtesy The Prairie Star

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill heads to the Montana Winter Fair, where he learns how to be a better advocate for the agriculture industry.  


Field Days: Preparing For Calving

Feb 5, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill revives a forty year-old snowblower to clear out his corrals in preparation for calving.

  

Field Days: Vaccines And Brands

Jan 29, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill gets his cows through the chute for their bangs vaccine and a new brand.


Field Days: Pasture Rotation

Jan 22, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill reflects on the pasture rotation system he used for the first time this past summer.


Field Days: Feeding Cows In The Cold

Jan 8, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, frigidly cold weather over the holidays has rancher Weston Merrill figuring out creative ways to feed his cows enough, but not too much.

  

Field Days: Ranching By Smartphone

Jan 3, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, millennial rancher Weston Merrill uses his smartphone to collect data on the ranch he operates with his father.


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