In September 2011, RFD-TV aired
an NCBA "Cattlemen to Cattlemen" that featured a story about Downey Ranch.
It was a lot of fun and we're really pleased with the story. As an
added note, the cattle seen throughout the video are our commercial cattle
on early summer range.
On October 18, 2010, RFD-TV aired
a program called "I Am Angus." It contained a story about Barb Downey
and her running. We're proud to share it here. As an additional
note, the cattle seen during the segment represent part of our registered
Cattle in the Flinthills - We're truly blessed to spend our working days
surrounded by open range. If you've never been here, the Flinthills
shoot holes in the "Kansas is Flat" myth. While the horizon looks
level, erosion over the eons has formed beautiful hills with some pretty
amazing elevation changes trimmed with limestone ridges, springs, timbered
draws and the like.
Cows coming out of one of the deep
draws, Sept. 2006. Dial-ups beware: larger file size. I'll
redo those some night when it's not so late!
January 2004 - bringing the cows
home to calve after an ice storm. 2 photos. As you'll see,
these girls have had to work for their keep!
December 2004 - misty day in
the British. Bringing the cows home cross country about 4 miles.
"Heifers in the mist"...not
to be confused with the more famous "Gorillas in the Mist." But I
Our daughters helping move
Joe & former herdsman Mike
Hall have a "meeting."
Weaning day using
We'll never go back! 4 photos.
Prescribed burning is how
we maintain the natural state of open range in our part
of the world. What nature used to do with lightning strikes and the
Indians did to attract the buffalo, we now do to keep trees in check and
maintain the native prairie habitat. In this photo gallery, we are
burning some CRP ground, spring 2006.
Cattle Shots From DRI- General shots only. Please note that any sale animal photos will
be found with the sale listings available Sept-Nov on the
Production Sale page.
2000 Grand Champion Super
Cow, KS State Fair.
DRI Vixon 9144 showing off
her easy keeping abilities and one of her sons, DRI Future Direction 3222.
Good temperaments are more
than "just a convenience!"
Cattle Drive - A annual fundraiser for Big
Brothers/Big Sisters of Manhattan. Riders pay to help drive our
herd down the road and cross country from our ranch in Wabaunsee County to
our "British Pasture" in Riley County, KS. In the last 5
years, we've helped raise over $25,000 for BB/BS!
2008 Cattle Drive (several photos)
2006 Cattle Drive (several photos)
On the 2004 drive (several photos)
Enjoying food, fellowship and
entertainment after getting the cattle in place in 2004 (several photos)
Barb runs for Team ZIP in the
Boilermaker. (I ran in hat, jean shorts, bling belt and spurs in 2009.
I'm working on photos!)
A small tornado hits the Downey
Barb completes her first marathon
Barb goes to Ghana with Kansas
Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program (KARL). Photo gallery and
On the 4th of July, we have our
annual fireworks celebration at Lake JoeBeGone. Here are a few
photos from 2006.
My cousin pointed out that there
were no chickens on this website. I have remedied that unfortunate
oversight with a photo and story (100% true too!).
2005 Japanese visitors
Mailbox of the Apocalypse;
you've got to see this one.
BoyScout survival camping on
the ranch. 2 photos.
Kansas Red Angus Directory (for KCC)
2005 Kansas Angus Directory
2004 Sale Ad - this ad we
customized for different publications
2004 Sale Ad - we were
encouraging folks to take advantage of the high cull markets with this ad.