Current Happenings at Mulvey Gulch...

Winter 2008

Weather, or perhaps moisture, is always a topic in ranch country. The early 2000's were low on moisture in Southwest Montana, although the last couple of years saw improvement in spring and summer rains. The winter snowpack has been below its historic average in our area for many years. This year is no different through January 2008. Heavy late winter mountain snows would be a welcome site in order to replenish high country springs and mountain pastures. Snow in the valley has come and gone with many December and January days above freezing.

The weather has been excellent for the cattle. The majority of the mother cows will graze in the foothills through February. We are feeding our 2007 calves and 2006 replacement heifers across the river bottoms. We plan to keep the calves and run them as yearlings through August 2008 and then go to market with weights at 800-900 pounds. Our 2008 calf crop will number approximately 1000 and will be born in April. If you are interested in purchasing yearlings, please call Randy.

Branger Horse Training

Eric Branger, of Ennis, MT, recently brought specialized horse training to Mulvey Gulch Ranch. Eric can address most any training issues although his empahasis is on well rounded working horses that can handle any requirements of todays cow/calf operations as well as the pleasured rider. Our day to day operations give him the opportunity to address a multitude of situations with cattle, calves, machinery, rivers, fences and rugged mountain country.

With our large arena, quality stables and cozy guest cabin, we are able to offer a wonderful setting for those interested in working with Eric. Read more about Branger Horse Training, by clicking here.