Photo Friday: Experience and Knowledge


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“The stockman whose training has been solely in the school of experience often holds in light regard that which is written concerning his vocation. Let him remember the facts and truths are the same whether the repository is a book or the human mind. Held by the latter, all perish with the possessor; in keeping of the former, the whole world may be benefited.”

“On the other hand, novices usually underestimate the importance of experience, often thinking that by reading they can acquire the knowledge necessary in the prosecution of their business. That stock feeding is an an art and not a science, and that experience and judgement must rule in its successful conduct, is recognized in our books.”

“The eye of the master fattens his cattle.”

–W.A. Henry, 1898

Found this in one of my cattle nutrition books. Thought it was well worth the share. Hopefully it’ll give you something to ruminate on.

If you have to ask why I’m reading books from the early 1900s on livestock nutrition… Well, it’s an #AgNerd thing. You wouldn’t understand! Haha… Have a great weekend!

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About Ryan Goodman (990 Articles)
Ryan Goodman lives in Helena, MT and comes from an Arkansas cattle ranching family. Since growing up on a family cow/calf and stocker-calf operation, he has spent the last several years learning about farming systems across the country. A graduate of Oklahoma State, Ryan is currently working on a Master's degree from the University of Tennessee. He works continuously to share his story of ranch life through community outreach and social media, all while encouraging others in agriculture to do the same.

1 Comment on Photo Friday: Experience and Knowledge

  1. Caryl Velisek // June 1, 2012 at 6:53 AM // Reply

    Both of us having been big city born and raised, when we decided to raise beef cattle, had much to learn. We read books, talked to breeders, feeders, teachers. We learned. We also learned through experience, which is invaluable. My husband always advised young people who were experienced in raising livestock and going to school, to be sure and take business courses also. There is so much more to being a farmer or livestock breeder than ridin’ and ropin’ and driving a tractor. You have to be an AgNerd!

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