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Importance of Managing Whitetail Populations on Range Quality, Nutrition, and Deer Performance

Deer are a valuable natural resource, but when overpopulated, can cause extensive damage to their environment and ultimately the herd itself. It is estimated there are 35 million deer in the U.S. with over 15% of the population residing in Texas alone1. Within the state, the Edward’s Plateau region, a.k.a. the Texas Hill Country, has …

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Hanna Gruhlkey at Fort Worth Stock Show

Hanna Gruhlkey – From Cattle Champion to Goat Wrangler

Hanna Gruhlkey, 17 from Adrian, TX, describes her show experience as a “full family operation”. Her parents both showed in their youth, and her older sister showed steers all through school. For Hanna, however, after nine successful years with cattle…she thought she’d try something different. “Goats are a whole different story!” she says “You’d think …

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Claire and her supporters in the show ring

Claire Schaeferkoeter – Generations Long Tradition of Winning in the Show Ring

That family legacy, seven generations long, extends to the community. When she and her brother were starting out, they had help from friends, her ag teachers, breeders and members of her local FFA chapter. Claire, however, mentions a truly special relationship that supports her “One group in my community that supports me so much is …

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