Everyone has it.
That corner of the closet or dark desk drawer containing an assortment of unused gifts, just haunting them like the ghosts of Christmas past.
But we’re doing our part to fight the clutter this year, by recommending six gifts any regenerative rancher would love. How do we know? Because we asked them.
Polywire and a geared reel
Joe Pokay, who serves as general ranch manager for Noble Research Institute, was quick to suggest his must-have for anyone practicing adaptive grazing. There’s always a need for more polywire, and a geared reel allows for easier rolling and unrolling.
Light bar for side-by-side
The days are short, but the list of to-dos is long. Both front and back lights are available for most models of UTVs, at a wide range of price points.
Insulated tumbler with lid
To keep the coffee hot, the water cold and whatever contents inside the cup on a bumpy UTV ride, a rancher can never have too many of these.
More fencing supplies — because you can never have too much
Clark Roberts, who manages Noble Research Institute’s Coffey Ranch, would add these items to his list: step-in posts, T-post insulators, insulated electric-fence jumper wire and an electric-fence fault finder. Paul Luna, ranch facility manager, adds a compact bolt cutter to cut wire and a solar fence energizer.
Every rancher needs a knife, and personalized ones make a great gift.
Rechargeable LED headlamp
Whether you’re burning the midnight oil or need extra light as you work on equipment, Luna suggests a high-quality headlamp. His favorite is an Everlyte.
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