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Jul 30, 2015
Commentary

Why stop with food? I am going to champion my own movement

Everyone cares about food. It fuels our bodies and many of us eat three times a day or more. So why can’t we use the playbook of the anti-agriculture activists to create a false movement of our own?...More
Jul 30, 2015
blog

When working with family isn’t all that great

One of the greatest aspects about living on a ranch is working side by side with your family. And occasionally, one of the worst aspects about ranching is working side by side with your family. Those are the times that offer a growth opportunity....More
Turnout time
Jul 22, 2015
blog

Are feeder cattle prices on the cusp of a collapse?

Feeder cattle prices may ease as the industry transitions into the fourth quarter....More
Jul 23, 2015
Commentary

Sustainability: The beef industry is leading from the front 1

It is likely that no industry embodies sustainability more than the cattle industry. Thus, it only makes sense that we engage in and help shape what most everyone considers to be a major emphasis moving forward—sustainability....More
Jul 23, 2015
Commentary

Free trade agreements: Beneficial arrangements or political chicanery? 1

Does free trade really benefit beef producers and do free trade agreements get the beef industry the access it needs and wants in foreign markets? Or is free trade an ideal that doesn’t exist and are trade agreements simply a tool for political gain?...More
Jul 16, 2015
Commentary

Imagine the perfect operation. Is that your ranch? 1

we all need to ask the question, “What does our perfect ranch look like?”...More
Jul 16, 2015
Commentary

You can have it all with genomics, but what do you really need? 2

At one point, we believed that animal breeding might become all science, but as the science has improved, the need for the “art” side of animal breeding has grown....More
Jul 16, 2015
video

Meat Market Update | Sales remain sluggish during normal rally

The Daily Choice Cutout topped out in the $265 range a few days before Memorial Day and has now dropped almost $30....More
Jul 9, 2015
Commentary

Burke Teichert: Five foundational ideas for a successful ranch 2

In this month’s column, Burke Teichert goes back to the basics and discusses the foundational aspects that drive his thoughts and actions....More

Are county fairs a valuable experience for kids?

It’s county fair time and ranch and farm families across the country are in the middle of show season. Whether it’s steers and heifers, pigs and lambs, or a multitude of other 4-H projects, youngsters are primping and grooming themselves and their animals for their day in the sun.

What’s your opinion on showing cattle at county fairs? Aside from the midway rides and fair food, is the county and state fair experience good for kids? Or does it teach lessons they don’t need to know? Please weigh in on the poll and leave your thoughts in the comment section below. We may use your comments for a future blog post.


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