Originally imported from India, Brahman cattle do well in Florida due to their short fur and tolerance to the heat. Brahman cattle, like this individual, make up part of the herd at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
A couple of strobes illuminate the dark cow pens one night at Treasure Hammock Ranch. The young cattle are being held temporarily in the pens to wean them from their mothers. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
Revisiting a walk with Sam the dog out at Treasure Hammock Ranch for National Dog Day. I finally make it out to Treasure Hammock Ranch for a walk with Susan Boyd and, of course, what had been a sunny day turns cloudy with rain moving in. Still, though it was fairly dark and cloudy, there were still some good bird pictures to be teased out of the gloom. Here is a sampling. . . . Sean Sexton and Dino wait […]
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A dog, or horse, trained to work with cattle when they are being moved can be worth more than an inexperienced field hand trying to do the same job. Cattle crossing the road at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
Calves undergoing weaning from their mothers are kept in the cow pens for a few days at Treasure Hammock Ranch. Neither the mothers nor their calves seemed happy with being separated, especially at night. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
Clouds of blood-sucking horn flies annoy a herd heading for the cow pens at Treasure Hammock Ranch. Relief comes from a topical pesticide treatment applied to the cows as they travel through the cow pen chute. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
An old but deserving project got dusted off a bit when the University of Florida asked if they could use images from my photo series on Florida cattle ranching and the wildlife found on ranches in a short video about Treasure Hammock Ranch narrated by Sean Sexton. Watch the short video above, it is very good. And then visit the old Florida Cattle Ranch website where I photo documented the wildlife and the work on Treasure Hammock Ranch at http://www.floridacattleranch.org