The Rancher’s Life
By Clifford Woods
A Rancher is a person that runs a ranch full of domestic animals like cows, sheep and chickens. Sometimes a ranch is also used for breeding rare domestic animals like ostriches and elk as well. The person who owns the ranch is responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of a ranch and has to look out for the animals all day long.Ranching is quite a tough business that even though is rewarding is a very physical kind of job.
A rancher has to overcome quite a few challenges and difficulties in raising the animals on the ranch. The following are some of the problems that a ranch owner faces in managing the livestock on his ranch.
Difficulties Faced By Ranch Owners: The list of difficulties associated in the rancher’s life is a very long one, some of which involve the breeding and keeping up the population of the animals on his ranch. The most obvious difficulty that a ranch owner faces is the physical labor that he has to put in while caring and feeding the animals on his ranch. Since a ranch is located on a very big piece of land, the biggest of all ranch troubles is to go around the ranch and provide the fodder for the all animals present there early in the morning, even before eating his own breakfast. Sometimes they have to start the feeding of the animals long before daybreak in order to complete the whole feeding routine in time.
Another of the big difficulties that are a part and parcel in the rancher’s life is to take care of the animals. Since the livestock raised by the ranch owner is his life and blood and his source of income too, he has to take care of the animals himself. He cannot rely on others to perform this duty, as diligently as he can and therefore, he has to dedicate much of his time in cleaning the animals and maintaining their enclosures so that they do not get ill or contract a disease. This is also a very demanding job that is both physically and mentally exhausting.
Besides the afore-mentioned difficulties, there are many other ranch troubles that a ranch owner has to go through in order to run a successful ranch business. Thus, the rancher’s life is not an easy one. He has to do a lot of his work with his own hands and has to remain active throughout the day in order to properly take care of the animals on his ranch along with the repairs and upkeep of all the buildings on his ranch.
The rancher’s life and it’s value to society:
A ranch owner is of great value for a society as he provides for the basic needs of the people living in the society. A rancher goes through all the ranch troubles in order to raise the animals whose meat and other products are then used by the people of the society.
It is the ranch owner that does all the work behind the scenes that result in the milk being available in stores and the meat present in butcher shops. If it weren’t for the rancher, people would have to raise cattle in their homes themselves in order to get their hands on to the basic necessities of life, like milk, eggs and meat.
Thus, there is no doubt in saying that the rancher’s life is fraught with difficulties. However, it is an important job that not only serves the society at large but also is a fun and healthy business, which is quite enjoyable as well.
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