National Stocker Award Winner

  • Oct 1, 2012

    Gracie Creek Ranch Wins 2012 National Stocker Award

    Bob Price is the third generation of his family to carve a living from growing cattle on grass. His daughter Lindsey Smith and her husband, Clayton, is the fourth....More




Industry Series | Connecting The Dots


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    Sep 21, 2012

    Cutting Winter Hay-Feeding Costs

    Between drought, politics and questions surrounding domestic consumer beef demand, this fall is shaping up to present producers with one of those head-scratching forks in the road. But one thing that does seem assured is that hay will be scarce and expensive....More
  • Sep 21, 2012

    Heavier Carcasses Minimize Effect Of Low Cattle Numbers

    As the beef industry counters shrinking cattle numbers with more pounds per animal, the all-important question is: How much bigger and heavier can fed cattle get? At what point does it become physiologically impossible or economically impractical to do this?...More
  • Sep 7, 2012

    Industry Groups Head Back To The Courts

    An R-CALF lawsuit against the World Trade Organization isn't expected to be as involved or expensive as its failed Canadian dumping action lawsuit, and any victory largely would be symbolic. With hundreds of billions of dollars in trade at stake, the U.S. isn't about to withdraw from the WTO. Nor would there be an iota of political support to do so....More
  • Sep 25, 2012

    Where Do Great Management Ideas Come From?

    I wrote last month about a simple experience that caused me as a young man to begin to expand the paradigm of my thinking. It enabled me to see that there was much more to learn and understand. Since then, I’ve had many opportunities to observe, understand and implement many new ideas. The question then comes, from whence do these ideas come?...More
  • Sep 21, 2012

    2012 Beef Calf Prices Should Be Equal To 2011

    By now, drought has forced some ranchers to sell some cows and/or wean early; others have already priced their 2012 calves. We all have one thing in common – we’re all trying to figure out this cattle market. That said, here is my current analysis on marketing 2012 calves....More


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