The Cattle Drive links were never ported over to CodeRanch.(I am in the cattle drive and was sent to the URL directly) So if someone didn't enter the site through javaranch.com, they would never know about it. If you are wondering why there are no new cattle drive members, that is why.
As for the rest .... i think we are well past time to give the cattle drive a massive overhaul. I shared some ideas with the staff about a whole new generation for the cattle drive, but didn't get any takers.