47 episodes

Brands and Barbed Wire is a beef cattle podcast where Jim Johnson takes you behind the brands and looks through the barbed wire at the most iconic and historic beef cattle ranches in the world. We'll sit down and hear stories from prominent beef cattle operations and visit with the influential people who shaped the industry. So sit back, kick off your boots and prepare to be entertained and astounded as Jim introduces you to those captivating stories rarely, if ever been told.

Brands And Barbed Wire Jim Johnson

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    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

Brands and Barbed Wire is a beef cattle podcast where Jim Johnson takes you behind the brands and looks through the barbed wire at the most iconic and historic beef cattle ranches in the world. We'll sit down and hear stories from prominent beef cattle operations and visit with the influential people who shaped the industry. So sit back, kick off your boots and prepare to be entertained and astounded as Jim introduces you to those captivating stories rarely, if ever been told.

    Eric Grant and His Inspiring New Book About Famous Western Artist Hollis Williford

    Eric Grant and His Inspiring New Book About Famous Western Artist Hollis Williford

    Welcome back to another episode of Brands and Barbed Wire.  Today’s episode of Brands and Barbed Wire is one you definitely don’t want to miss. I have the honor to sit down with good friend and accomplished writer Eric Grant.  We learn about Eric what inspires him and his successful business The Grant Company. Most of all we hear about his incredible new book about the life of famous western artist Hollis Williford. If you’re like me and maybe weren’t familiar with Hollis or his work, you will be after this podcast and stay tuned until the end for a special offer from Eric. I’m sure you will enjoy getting to know Eric and Hollis in this interview. For more information on Hollis Williford and to order the book go to www.holliswilliford.com and be sure to use the code JIM for $50 off the book. If you would like to know more about the Grant Company visit www.grantcompany.net.

    Thanks to our sponsors B.R. Cutrer Ranch www.brcutrer.com, Ranch House Designs www.ranchhousedesigns.com and JMAR Genetics  www.jmargenetics.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tehama Angus Ranch

    Tehama Angus Ranch

    Welcome back to another episode of Brands and Barbed Wire.  Today we have a special opportunity to speak with 3 generations that have had a significant impact on the beef cattle business, both registered and commercial.  We get to learn about ranching in California and the past, present and future of Tehama Angus Ranch.  Bill, Kevin and Bryce welcome to Brands and Barbed Wire.  To find out more about Tehama Angus Ranch go to www.tehamaangus.com

    Thanks to our sponsors B.R. Cutrer Ranch www.brcutrer.com, Ranch House Designs www.ranchhousedesigns.com and JMAR Genetics  www.jmargenetics.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    December Special Episode

    December Special Episode

    Welcome back to another episode of Brands and Barbed Wire.  Today on our special December episode, our guest on Brands and Barbed Wire is you the fan.  Today I wanted to go over where we are today, what some of your favorite episodes have been and how we got started. Thank you for all your support.  Please thank our sponsors and got to www.brandsandbarbedwire.com.  Send us guest suggestions and feedback from out website.   

    Thanks to all our sponsors Knoll Crest Farm www.knollcrestfarm.com.  B.R. Cutrer Ranch www.brcutrer.com, Ranch House Designs www.ranchhousedesigns.com, Jorgensen Land and Cattle www.jorgensenfarms.com, Cattle Baron Cigars www.cattlebaroncigars.com and JMAR Genetics  www.jmargenetics.com

    • 20 min
    Dave Nichols, Nichols Farms Re-Release

    Dave Nichols, Nichols Farms Re-Release

    In honor of the recent passing of Dave Nichols, we are rereleasing our June 2022 interview with Dave.

    On today’s episode of Brands and Barbed Wire, I’m excited to get the chance to hear from a true legend in the beef industry.  He’s been an innovator all his like as well as a tremendous storyteller.  You won’t want to miss the life story of Dave Nichols and what he has contributed to the Beef Cattle Industry. For more information about Dave Nichols and Nichols Farms visit www.nicholsfarms.biz

     

    Thanks to today's sponsor Knoll Crest Farm www.knollcrestfarm.com the Total Performance Bull Sale is Friday, December 1, 2023 at noon in Red House, VA. Join Knoll Crest for their Customer Appreciation Cookout and Open House on Thursday, November 30, from 3-6. Contact Paul Bennett at 434-941-8245 or Dalton Bennett at 434-664-7946 for a more detailed breakdown of our sale offering.  B.R. Cutrer Ranch www.brcutrer.com, There BRC Ranch Performance Brahman Bull Sale is Tuesday November 21st at the ranch in Wharton, TX.  Ranch House Designs www.ranchhousedesigns.com, and JMAR Genetics  www.jmargenetics.com

    • 32 min
    Brian McCulloh, Woodhill Farms

    Brian McCulloh, Woodhill Farms

    Welcome back to another episode of Brands and Barbed Wire.  Today we welcome an Angus breeder, enthusiast and consummate learner to the podcast.  I’m rarely around Brian Mcculloh of Woodhill Farms when he isn’t asking questions and evaluating data.  It is a treat for me to sit down with Brian and learn about his history in the Angus breed and what motivates and drives him become a better breeder.    

    Thanks to today's sponsor Knoll Crest Farm www.knollcrestfarm.com the Total Performance Bull Sale is Friday, December 1, 2023 at noon in Red House, VA. Join Knoll Crest for their Customer Appreciation Cookout and Open House on Thursday, November 30, from 3-6. Contact Paul Bennett at 434-941-8245 or Dalton Bennett at 434-664-7946 for a more detailed breakdown of our sale offering.  B.R. Cutrer Ranch www.brcutrer.com, Their BRC Ranch Performance Brahman Bull Sale is Tuesday November 21st at the ranch in Wharton, TX.  Ranch House Designs www.ranchhousedesigns.com, and JMAR Genetics  www.jmargenetics.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Michele Payn or Cause Matters Discusses Mental Health in Agriculture.

    Michele Payn or Cause Matters Discusses Mental Health in Agriculture.

    September marks National Suicide Prevention Month.  The farming and ranching Industry leads the world in suicide rates and is nearly double that of other industries, however very little is tracked or discussed here in the United States.  Mental health is a serious issue among farmers and ranchers please take it seriously and don’t be afraid or too proud to talk to someone about it.   Today’s episode of Brands and Barbed Wire provides some practical advice for handling stress, mental wellness and suicide awareness.  Thank you for listening to Brands and Barbed Wire.

    On today’s episode of Brands and Barbed Wire we get the opportunity to visit with Michele Payn of Cause Matters.  Michele is a passionate advocate for global agriculture and has worked with farmers and ranchers in more than 25 countries, whether it's growing the farm and food conversation, developing an advocacy strategy, or discussing mental health, Michele connects conversations around the food plate.  I hope you enjoy today’s episode and get some very practical information from today’s guest Michele Payn.  You can find more information at www.causematters.com.

    Register for the National Farm Safety & Heath “Protecting Your Brain from Stress” webinar at  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_06IGV6tCQ5WOoIkmmv2jtg#/registration - it’s free and all registrants will receive a link to the recording.

    Michele’s AgDaily column on stress management is at https://www.agdaily.com/writer/michele-payn.

    Agriculture’s Growth Journal, filled with 50 tips and challenge questions, is at  https://causematters.com/growthjournal/

    Michele’s compilation of mental health resources is at https://causematters.com/mental-health-resources/

    Social links are below, and Linkedin is https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpaynspeaker/.


    Thanks to today's sponsor Jorgensen Land and Cattle www.jorgensenfarms.com ,  B.R. Cutrer Ranch www.brcutrer.com, Ranch House Designs www.ranchhousedesigns.com and JMAR Genetics  www.jmargenetics.com. 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Feathercast ,

Great stories

First one I listened to was RA Brown Ranch, and really enjoyed the stories. Have not been disappointed with any of them since!

BZHutch ,

Great Listening

If you have any inkling of the cattle industry and the folks who have dedicated their lives to it this is a great listen. After spending over 30 years in this industry and knowing several of the people Jim has on his show I learned something about each of them. It’s great to hear how they and their families, often multiple generations, have changed the cattle industry. Great job, Jim!

blahblah002300 ,

Great insight into agricultural history

Wether you’re involved in cattle or not I think this a great podcast to try. The stories from these historical ranches although mostly cattle specific are wildly entertaining and very easy to understand even if you have little background in agriculture.

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