There is a reason we chose Vaquero Valley Ranch and Cattle Company for our name. I was brought up on a ranch in Eastern Oregon. The Vaquero influence was very strong in our area and all my family were buckaroos. It is now going on 5 generations of ranchers who believe in the Vaquero way. When Miller & Lux and Pete French brought cattle to Oregon they also brought with them Vaqueros, these men taught their style of handling livestock and horses to our family and to many others in the area.
The way to handle cattle as stress free as possible was always foremost, to let them grow slow and naturally regardless of how long it took was never an issue. They ate what was in front of them and it was always managed to sustain what the land could provide. The idea of being sustainable is a current buzz word, but for ranchers who are true stewards of their land it is the only way we can truly survive. My Dad would never consider adding fertilizers to his fields so he could have higher cattle numbers, instead he would reduce or increase his herd size as nature dictated. Patience is a trait that Buckaroos may not be born with, but over time good ones figure out cows and horses could care less about our schedules.