The last Saturday of September is the annual Dickinson Cattle
Co., Customer Appreciation Day (CAD) near Barnesville, Ohio USA. Over 200 attendees came from 15 states.
Each year this is special to the Dickinson family. It is a seriously planned effort to provide live demonstrations, pasture tours, special speakers and all types of educational training designed to help DCC clients to be more profitable. One client said this was their 13th CAD.
If you came, you tasted the great ranch food and participated. If you didn't, the photos below will give a mental picture of why you should have attended.
It is a low key family, educational event. There is time to meet new friends and hand feed cow candy to your favorite Texas Longhorn actors.
Professional roper Wes Goodman held an all day rope training college for young and old--anyone who wanted to learn the fine art of roping.
Several came to purchase Bry Longhorn Chutes that are easy to transport due to the collapsible engineered design.
The DCC mature exhibition steer herd was located by the DCC pavilion so
guests could hand feed and take photos.
Guest speaker Barry Peters carefully explained what was very necessary and what was a waste of money for ranch insurance. He is the agent for DCC.
Bry and Joel Dickinson worked for weeks to prepare every part of a
smooth, easy operating, well managed event.
Doug Burris does a session on "How to get a 70% one-straw conception with AI." All the careful procedures used at DCC for heat detection, timing, handling cows and using two vasectomised bulls.
Elias Stalder was one of dozens of kids who ran the new DCC corral
observation catwalk. You can see it all up in the air.
Every Cadillac should have it's own horns. Don't leave home
DCC men demonstrated the "draw-down" method for trimming hooves and also band-castration was taught.
Misty Dickinson, Rose Staler, Angie Miller, Teu Dickinson, Dela Lenz, and Kileighi Darby, dished out the smoked brisket, Atlantic Shrimp and pork loin.
Rose Stalder of Stalder Dairy invented the never equaled recipe for Drag Iron ice cream. If you have one meal before your hanging, demand a couple gallons of Drag Iron Stalder ice cream.
You should have been at the CAD.
Drop Box was in the first master stall. Most had not seen a plus ton bull with over 90" T2T horn. Few had hand fed this unique kind of bull.
Kirk Dickinson worked for weeks planning and slow cooking the larapin food. Kirk likes to torch a brisket to add the final crust.
Some came from Florida, Texas, Wisconsin and even Colorado, maybe just for the food.
Dela Lenz, (Little Queen) and Linda Dickinson (Queen)
Anyone needing calves branded brought them to the CAD. This demonstration
helped everyone know the correct method of good branding.
A one day special semen reward price on 76 sires gave savings up to 70% reduced from the normal price.
Nearly all the cast members who worked to make the day pleasant for all.
Hope to see you next year. Darol
See more photos on our online gallery here: https://www.texaslonghorn.com/images/2023-Fling-Gallery/index.cfm