Christmas is just around the corner, and we have the inside scoop! Whether shopping for those young or old, or for presents big or small, our public-lands-rancher-approved gift guide is sure to spark inspiration for the cattle or sheep producer on your list!
We know too well the harsh winters of PLC country call for keeping those hands nice and warm. Pendleton cable gloves are under $40 and come in a variety of colors. The cozy lambswool product is touchscreen-friendly, offering up great utility!
Peace of Mind
Our friends at Ag Risk Advisors offer Livestock Risk Protection (LRP), a service that shields ranchers from the impact of declining market prices. Single-peril price risk protection pays livestock producers if a national cash price index falls below an insured coverage price level. It’s the gift of peace of mind – something your rancher would love this holiday season!
Camp Chef Outdoor Oven
We all know the best thing after a long day of fixing fence and changing pastures at sheep and cow camp can be a hot supper. With the Camp Chef Outdoor Oven you can trade in your beanie weenies and saltine crackers for some hardy shepherd’s pie. Even better, its designed, manufactured, and marketed by out friends at Vista Outdoors – sponsors of the PLC!
If there is one thing ranchers love, it is grass. Corteva Agriscience can help eliminate noxious weeds and brush and promote winter annual grasses using its broad portfolio of pasture management products! Pasture is your lowest-cost feed source, so make sure your favorite rancher has tools they need to grow the best low-cost forage for the maximum profit potential! Visit rangeandpasture.com to learn more.
Delicious Beef and Lamb
Some of our best holiday memories are centered around the beautiful meals. Our office prefers a prime rib roast or a roasted rack of lamb! You can find these special holiday treats at Homestead Meats, a USDA inspected meat processing facility sourcing natural beef from Colorado public lands ranchers based out of Delta, Color.
Commemorative PLC History Book
For the western ranching history buff, the Public Lands Council history book, Crossroads, is the perfect gift. The commemorative item was developed as a memoire to the organization’s 50th anniversary and chronicles the history of the PLC!
Psst! Our official swag like our PLC ball cap is an excellent stocking stuffer, too!
A Cattle or Sheep Getaway
As 2019 is coming to an end, multiple associations are gearing up for their annual conventions. Why not give the gift of warm weather, informative talks, and a great trip to your loved one’s favorite annual meeting? The American Sheep Industry Association’s Annual Convention will be held Jan. 22-25 in Scottsdale, Arizona! The Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Tradeshow will be held in beautiful San Antonio, Texas Feb. 5-7, 2020.
‘The early bird gets the worm’, that’s the unspoken motto at our D.C. office. Nothing gets us more motivated to go out and advocate for the public land’s rancher quite like a hot cup of coffee. We know this is true for the western ranchers we represent too! That is why we suggest that you throw the Kickbak 30oz Tumbler by Camelbak in your favorite rancher’s stocking this Christmas!
Wrap your favorite public lands rancher in 140 years of rich history, tradition, and timeless comfort. Born on the Oregon high desert plateau, this beautiful Imperial Heritage Woven Collection blanket offers a modern twist on an ageless classic. Skillfully constructed in heritage mills from 100% American merino wool, these blankets will be a family favorite for generations to come. As a cool note, this wool comes from the same herd that clothed the 2014 U.S. Team in the Sochi Russia winter Olympic games!
A Good Read
We recommend Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton for our avid readers (snag a copy on Amazon!). The book archives the growth of the cattle industry in the two decades after the Civil War, moving into western Kansas and Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas in the 1870s and 1880s with the expansion of the railroads. It’s the perfect mix of history and excitement to add to someone’s bookshelf!