South Dakota Ranch is Way of Life for the Dagley Family
Although We Don’t Own a Ranch…
…We have been working on the ranch we manage since 2007.
It is the next best thing to owning a ranch. Because, we get to live in the country and experience ranch life every day.
Hi, I am Susanna Dagley. And, when I say we, I am talking about myself, my husband David, and our three children.
Together, we take care of our boss’ cattle, training our Hangin Tree Cowdogs to help us move the different cattle groups through the pastures. That way, the cattle not only eat their fill, but they also trample the grass creating a mat to protect and feed the soil.
This rotation grazing approach improves the soil and encourages the growth of native grasses.
The cattle are in an area for a week or two, then we use our Hangin Tree Cowdogs to move the cattle to fresh pasture, allowing the land to rest most of the year.
This means we spend a bit of time fencing. Because, we use a combination of permanent fences that need mending, and temporary fences that we are always moving.
So, What Part is Ours?
Is DNA Testing Required for Hangin Tree Cowdogs? DNA testing is important if you want to keep the Hangin Tree Cowdog breed pure. Many people think that a Hangin Tree Cowdog is just a mix of cow dog breeds. But, that's not true. Gary Ericsson did develop the Hangin...
Dagley's Reata is now a REGISTERED Hangin Tree Cowdog! Getting your Hangin Tree Cowdog registered is not as simple as it is with other breeds. This is because of the requirements that keep the Hangin Tree Cowdog breed amazing. One of these is that you must prove that...
Although David learned from all different sources, he used Charlie Trayer’s training methods as foundation for Annie’s …
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