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Jan 6, 2015
Commentary

Simplot uses targeted crossbreeding for more efficient cattle 2

Simplot is 10 years into the target crossbreeding project. The goals include matching cattle to the environment, maximizing hybrid vigor, producing high-quality carcasses, and improving feed efficiency and versatility....More
Holstgein steers
Jan 27, 2015
blog

The black and white on black-and-white cattle

Prophetic 1979 article shows that perhaps not much has changed in 35 years....More
beef demand in 2015
Jan 22, 2015
blog

3 major beef industry issues – demand, quality, transparency

Demand, quality and transparency are three factors that are inextricably linked and will determine how the beef complex performs over the next several years, especially when beef production starts to increase again....More
Jan 26, 2015
blog

10 favorite tractors ranked in farmer survey

In the December/January issue of Farm & Ranch Living magazine, writer Gary Alan Nelson compiled a top 10 list of all-time favorite tractors. The list is based on a farmer survey given to readers that included Farmall, Ford, John Deere, and Allis Chalmers models....More
Jan 22, 2015
Commentary

It’s time for the beef industry to move from strategy to tactics

From a tactical standpoint, the U.S. beef industry is outmaneuvered in a significant way by dollars and methods....More
disapearing cattle cash market
Jan 6, 2015
Commentary

Could this fix the disappearing cash market? 1

The diminishing cash market is a serious issue that must be addressed. The industry should develop a live cattle value index....More
Jan 15, 2015
Commentary

The end of COOL is certain, but it sure is taking a long time to die 2

With all the discussion that COOL caused within the industry when it was implemented, it is striking how little discussion there is about it today as it slowly withers on the vine....More
Jan 15, 2015
Commentary

Have we seen the top of the cattle market, or is it still ahead?

A number of factors, including global economic growth, the continuing strength of beef demand, and input costs will all be instrumental in the cattle market’s direction and fortunes....More
Jan 19, 2015
blog

5 favorite photo galleries of 2014

Here are the top five photo galleries from 2014 in terms of views. From cowboys, to cowgirls, to kids and calves, to ranching through the seasons, these galleries capture the heart and soul of American agriculture....More
Jan 8, 2015
blog

9 ranch management concepts to improve your ranch 2

Perfection is never achieved, but excellence can be. Here are nine tips for strategic ranch management from Burke Teichert, former vice president and general manager of AgReserves....More

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