Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue, of Bushue Family Farms, and Dan and Jeanne Carver, of Imperial Stock Ranch, will be presented with the Agri-Business Council of Oregon’s two most prestigious awards at the 17th Annual Denim & Diamonds Dinner and Auction.
1) What do you do?
Everything. We have a ranch that’s right up against North Powder, and we have 1,400 acres in two separate places. At Miles Ranch we run a little over 200 cows, a cow/calf operation. We also grow corn silage and premium alfalfa hay. On the side my son and I have an artificial insemination business, and we breed 3,000 cows a year for other people. We conduct 8,000-12,000 pregnancy examinations in the fall, because you can’t keep an un-pregnant cow through the winter. Continue reading