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Apr 10, 2014
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Chicken Is Just A Carrier For The Taste Of The Special Sauce 8

I’d forgotten just how tasteless and bland chicken on its own really is. The reason we in the beef industry talk about price so much is because the threat from chicken is on the price front. Chicken, however, certainly can’t compete with beef on the taste front....More
Apr 17, 2014
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Bundy Case Is A Requiem For Property Rights In America 42

The sad reality is that private property rights no longer exist. You can hold your land until the government decides to take it. It’s just a much more real experience for people in the West....More
Apr 1, 2014
Commentary

I’m Having An Internal Conversation About Beef’s Future

Speculation about herd expansion seems to fit squarely into two groups currently. At least it does when I’m chatting with myself....More
Mar 30, 2014
blog

Without Expansion, The U.S. Beef Industry Is Unsustainable 1

The problem with ignorance is that sooner or later it catches up to you. I’m not talking about innate stupidity or choosing to be intentionally obtuse. I’m talking about earnestly believing the sky is green, when in fact it’s blue, if the color is considered at all — even if the success of your business depends on it....More
Mar 9, 2014
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Despite Record Prices, Push The Pencil For The Best Selling Option

Current corn prices are lowering cost of gain, and current marketing buy/sell margins are putting upward pressure on breakeven cost of gain. Be sure to use a sharp pencil in making your post-weaning marketing plans for your 2013 calves....More
Apr 2, 2014
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Carlton & Carlton Ranch Shares How They Keep Their Cows Healthy

Cattle rancher Dennis Carlton, of Carlton and Carlton Ranch, is a seventh generation cattleman who owns and operates two ranches in the southeastern U.S., encompassing more than 33,000 acres. The health of the cow herd is extremely important since Carlton retains ownership of the calves, which are shipped to and finished at a feedyard in Hereford, TX....More

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