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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from April 4

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for April 4. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!

OH COME ON. This is ridiculous. ?? ? #leapinglambfarm

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No good conversation about the animals raised on Meadows Ranch can be left without giving a nod to its long history with livestock showing. Whether through 4-H or FFA, the youth of the ranch have always stepped into a show ring with market and breeding animals of all kinds. From locals to majors, showing livestock is almost a rite of passage on the ranch, and one that develops in the showers a great many positive, real-world skills and characteristics. Breeding stock turns into small herds for larger FFA projects, market animals curate responsibility and a healthy sense of competitiveness, and through it all comes an understanding and appreciation for showmanship. Looking back on it, I’m quite nostalgic about showing registered Angus heifers. I was proud to contribute to the ranch’s herd when i left my few heifers and cows for Texas Tech. Livestock showing is a family effort and it’s one of those activities that keeps the families on Meadows Ranch knitted together. I get excited to see those still involved exhibiting their projects. Likewise, showing and involvement in 4-H and FFA helped pave the way for many of the ranch family’s kids go on to college (yours truly, for example). And, it has even inspired career choices for a lifetime (the young man in the first image here, shot in 2010, is now an ag teacher). • • #MDiTA #igTexas #TexasAgricultureMatters #texasranch #ranchlife #cattleranch #TexasAgriculture #TexasAg #AgPhotography #travelphotographer #fightnaturedeficitdisorder #getoutside #wisecounty #meadowsranch #livestock #livestockshow

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Doing chores with my main man ?? #ranchlife #babyD #mamasboy

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