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What's the Scoop in the Bull Pen?

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img_1338.JPGAt South Dakota State University, the students received a month long Christmas break for hard work and good grades. :) Yes, it was quite a nice vacation, catching up with friends, attending a wedding, celebrating the holidays, going to a cattle show, and oh yeah...helping with chores?

Despite the bitter cold and large amounts of snow, there is nothing better than seeing a group of bulls bellied up to the feedbunks to eat. Everything is gaining well, nothing is sick and they are just ready and waiting to be sold and start dreaming of green pastures and females.

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It's getting that time of year to start thinking of your seedstock needs. So, the big question of the day is: what do you think bull sales will look like this year? Will the poor economy keep ranchers from buying quality genetics? What are you looking for in your next herd bull? Are you buying this year? What's the scoop in the bull pen?

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BEEF Daily Blog is produced by rancher Amanda Radke, one of the U.S. beef industry’s top social media “agvocates.”

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Amanda Radke

A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism...

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