The Newton County Cattlemen's Association held a field demonstration on the Rambo Farm Saturday and the Moorehouse family provided an old fashioned baling demonstration.
The Moorehouse family has lived on Rambo Farm since 1886 and are proud of the farm, which still has small chicken coops, pig pens, a bull pen and vintage equipment. On hand for the demonstration was the current matriarch of the family, Mary Moorehouse, who is a third generation on the farm. Her son Scott currently lives on the farm, which now measures about 360 acres.
Mike Deering, the executive vice president of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association, was a visitor to the farm and watched, with about 30 others, the demonstration. Deering called his visit to Rambo Farm "a step back in time."
Deering said the cattlemen in Missouri were doing pretty well. He cited the associations success in the recent legislative sessions. He also said he tried to visit every cattlemens group in the state to keep up with events and provided cattlemen with information from the state office in Columbia.
Visitors were able to watch the stationary baler turn out hay bales as men fed the machine and kids took great fun in extracting the bales. And there were buggy rides over the pastures and fields. When the baling operation was completed, the visitors got a tour of the farm from atop a trailer pulled by a track or on a hay wagon, pulled by two Belgian horses.
Moorehouse gave credit to several men for helping him with the old equipment, saying they helped keep it running.
Rambo Farm was named a Century Farm in 2009.