The 2015 Dickinson Cattle Co 48th Anniversary Fall Fling and Customer Appreciation Day is a wrap. The DCC family are so thankful to all those who attended, even on a wet and cool day. RSVPs were 133 and final attendees were just a little over 100 good people. There were 4 educational presentations about World Beef Politics, Dealing with Cattle Guarantees, and a most informative illustrated presentation by Cliff Little, Guernsey County Extension Specialists. Cliff spoke on how to have higher conception with AI, how the different heat shots worked or don't work and how to breed more cows with less straws of semen purchased.
Trucks begin parking on Muskrat Rd in front of the Guest Pavilion prior to the 10 AM first presentation.
The early arrivals found a welcoming fire fun to wrap around.
All during the night a huge pig was roasted and fall apart tender, hot and steamy in time for the High Noon complimentary meal.
For those more prone to savor beef, smoked ribs were also available.
Extension Specialists Cliff Little and Darol Dickinson were the speakers.
Linda Dickinson, ranch queen, serves the meat, making sure Ed Callan doesn't fill his zip lock bags with a couple gallons of prime beef.
Ranch bus tours loaded out from the pavilion all day. Guests saw several herds of cattle.
Linda Dickinson loaded all the semen orders. The one day semen deal offered all guests a one day special of 20 to 60% off on 104 bull's semen. The special semen deal often pays for the cost of driving to the Fling.
Joel Dickinson demonstrates the fine art of branding just with the right touch. Not to hot, not too cold. Not to long, not to firm. His brands are artful, humane and readable. The branding and banding demonstrations are very popular every year. Once first-timers see it done correctly, they can also do it well.
ITLA judge-trainer Lizz Huntzberry got a special tour after the Fling and selected a Drag Iron bull for her herd named Iron Rebel. It was a little cool, but people in this country dressed for the event.
Sequoia Man, age 14, and the other exhibition DCC steers were just across the fence during the Fling. Sequoia is 103" and Junction, age 5 is 92".
At DCC we were honored by the good attendance. Thanks to you all for attending. The Dickinson family hope the event was positive, educational and worth the trip. Thank you.