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Apr 6, 2015
blog

6 steps to low-input cow herd feeding

Burke Teichert prefers a “low input” feeding approach, in which producers are willing to take the rough edges off the natural environment. Here are his six steps to low-input production....More
Apr 8, 2015
blog

Hay & forage growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring play

The 2015 haying season is upon us, and growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring verdict....More
Mar 30, 2015
blog

A pickup in the ditch says everything about the rural lifestyle 1

Anyone who has experienced serious injury or illness in a loved one can appreciate the highs and lows, and how dark things can be in the middle of it all. Here's a story of how a pickup in a ditch serves as a constant reminder for one rancher....More
Apr 8, 2015
Commentary

Beat the rancher’s curse; stop assuming people can read your mind 1

It’s a lot easier today to overcome the rancher’s curse than in the old days. After all, texts and emails allow us to build up to that actual two-way conversation....More
Apr 8, 2015
video

Meat Market Update | Big price rally around grilling season

The grilling season has definitely started in most areas which helped to improve prices especially for steak-type middle meats....More
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Apr 2, 2015
blog

It’s not scalable or practical, yet the food movement marches on 1

For the food movement to achieve its aims, modern agriculture must cease to exist....More
Apr 6, 2015
blog

6 ways the beef checkoff is encouraging consumers to take the 30 Day Protein Challenge

Forget the latest diet fad and try out the 30 Day Protein Challenge. Here are six ways the fun program is encouraging consumers (and ranchers, too) to get involved....More
Apr 1, 2015
blog

Are you ready for the next drought? 1

For much of the Great Plains, as well as other parts of cattle country, the drought isn’t over. Are you ready the Big Dry, second stanza?...More
Apr 2, 2015
video

Meat Market Update | Post Easter rally spurs sales

The spot or current negotiated market rallied tremendously as meat buyers were buying product to feature after Easter. Beef demand typically improves following the Easter weekend as consumers switch to feef after the many Easter Ham specials....More

Is drought an issue in your operation this spring?

This week’s online poll question is: “Is drought an issue in your operation this spring?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.


Would you go to Mars if you had to stay there?

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, plans to unveil his concepts for Mars colonization later this year.


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