Rebecca Bearden

Contributing Writer

Rebecca Bearden is the daughter of an Alabama cattleman and a graduate of
Auburn University. She works as a Conservation Education Programs Specialist
with the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

Posts by Rebecca Bearden

in Farm Press Blog Sep 26, 2016

Weaning replacement heifers isn’t just nerve-racking for the bovine

The whole process appears similar to Rush Week at any SEC school in the August heat. The summer of parental oversight and daily support has come to....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 19, 2016

Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway

Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 28, 2016

Antics at the summer bachelor pad known as the ‘Bull Pasture’

The Bull Pasture has its own special arrangements for the beloved boys of summer. Custom made for their hooting pleasure....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 15, 2016

Daddy is still with us, though in a different way now

There’s something about a sunset on a warm spring evening in Alabama that blurs the line between heaven and earth....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 15, 2016

Seeing the ranch through a little girl’s eyes again

Three-year-old Llona’s inaugural visit to our cattle ranch was full of options, but she knew how to prioritize her special day with daddy while mommy....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 16, 2016

‘Old-fashioned’ romance in the pasture and the rules of ‘engagement’

The responsibility to breed every cow that comes into heat this season is covered by someone....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 05, 2016

Newborn calf takes the blows and wins troubled ‘mom’ over

I suppose 05 was not thrilled about another upcoming calving event because when little Rhonda was due to come into this world, 05 was acting fitful....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 11, 2015

A rancher's Christmas all our own

Time may have changed the look of Christmas for our family over the years, but it hasn’t changed the spirit....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 06, 2015

Baling hay with the moody “Big Yellow Bear” always tricky

With good equipment, hay season might be an enjoyable time. For me and my sister, hay season involves a rocky relationship with the weather and old....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 09, 2015

A call no rancher wants, and it was pitch dark and raining

Your heart sinks immediately. You get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, one that says you’ve been negligent....More
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