These babies aren’t mine.

These babies are not mine. They have parents who love them & everyone involved is working on a plan to get them back home. My role is to love them fiercely, show them stability & protect them. It’s wild to me that they have completely taken over my life. Everything I do revolves around babies... Continue Reading →

9 Mile Ranch Branding | Spring 2018

9 Mile Ranch is a Red Angus cattle operation headquartered in Touchet, Washington. They hold an annual bull sale in March, learn more about 9 Mile on their Facebook page. I always enjoy my time with the 9 Mile crew & their ranch is absolutely gorgeous - this place is a photographers dream. At our... Continue Reading →

The Journey of a Bull

My family owns and operates a registered Angus cattle ranch in Oregon, with our main focus being selling bulls to other ranchers in the Pacific Northwest states. Everything we do from the moment a calf is born revolves around helping him grow to be a big, strong, healthy bull. All cattle ranchers keep detailed records... Continue Reading →

Kessler Angus Bull Sale | 2018

Ahh, picture day...both exciting & extremely stressful. We always seem to struggle to get nice weather for bull pictures in November around here as fall tends to be extremely foggy, but it all works out in the end! I'm excited about the set of bulls I pictured for the 2018 Kessler Angus Bull Sale &... Continue Reading →

2018 Cattle Industry Convention

Are you blAZing a trail to Phoenix? If you haven't met me, I'm Tierra Kessler. I live & work on my family's Angus cattle operation in Eastern Oregon. I'm representing Region 5 this year, as a 2018 Convention Ambassador. Region 5 of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. I'm... Continue Reading →

Jackson, WY

Those of you who know me have probably figured out by now that I'm slightly addicted to traveling. I tend to become bored with a place easily and like to get away often. For the long Fourth of July weekend a friend and I chose to visit Jackson, Wyoming as she wanted to go there... Continue Reading →

Mineral Supplementation

One of my jobs today was to check and fill mineral feeders and put out salt blocks for the cattle.  On a ranch cattle eat grass as their main source of nutrient intake. However, we don't just turn the cattle out and expect everything to go perfectly. There are many companies that produce mineral products... Continue Reading →

Summer Pasture

Some of my absolute favorite views come when we turn heifer calf pairs out to summer pasture in Wallowa and Lostine, Oregon. During the summer our cattle graze pastures, however our ranch is not big enough to support all of them without needing to supplement hay or grain to their diets. To make sure the... Continue Reading →

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