February 1, 2011

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Jeff managed the Zapata Ranch cattle operations until 2014.

I’m lucky to have such a good crew right now with all the work that needs to be done.  This is an unusually busy winter because of the new bison herd on the former cattle side of the ranch and all of the fences and infrustructure have to be reinforced accordingly.  This is one main reason why more people don’t raise bison.  The cost of infrastructure is very high.  Luckily for us, we already have the sufficient settup on one side of the ranch, now it’s just a matter of getting the other side up to par.  Here’s a picture of the fencing crew doing their thing.  On the left is my brother Keith, in the middle is Pat Creeden, a long time friend of the Phillips family, and Nick Baefsky who is a brand new addition and a damn good one I might add