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Aug 28, 2014

Read Between The Lines Of HSUS Rhetoric

The Humane Society of the United States is playing the long game, acknowledging that while changing the opinions of mature Americans might not be possible, children are fertile ground for indoctrination....More
Sep 01, 2014

Happy Labor Day! PLUS: Rancher Challenges & Beef Recipes

Ranchers have enjoyed high cattle prices all summer, and the good news is consumers are still buying beef despite the higher price tag at the grocery store. However, can cattlemen make a profit with the high input costs that go with beef production? Plus, here’s a round-up of beef recipes for your Labor Day celebrations....More
Aug 27, 2014

Energy-Guzzling Billionaire Gives Up Burgers For The Environment

There’s at least a little bit of hypocrisy in all of us. We all, at times, don’t fully walk our talk, and that’s just plain human nature. Some hypocrisy is so subtle that it takes a bit of background knowledge and a little ruminating to appreciate, while other incidents slap you across the face with their immediate....More
Aug 05, 2014

Even With Today’s High Cattle Prices, Details Matter

High cattle prices now should not be viewed as a substitute for pursuit of better cattle management and quality. Derrell Peel & Stan Bevers offer advice on how to get the most of this record price era....More
Aug 07, 2014

Part 3 In Harlan’s “Thinking Expansion?” Series

This year’s rapid price increases require each rancher to rethink his long-run business plan. Such profit opportunity comes around only one or twice in a rancher’s lifetime, and how one responds is critical to the long-run economic performance of the beef cowherd....More
Aug 20, 2014

Appeals Court Ruling On COOL Could Hamstring All Producers

A federal appeals court ruling in late July on country-of-origin labeling should have sent a chill down the spine of every single member of the industry, be they COOL supporters or opponents. Judge Janice Rogers Brown’s dissenting opinion nailed the producer ramifications of the decision perfectly....More
Aug 19, 2014

Do You Want Progress Or Change In Cattle Breeding?

We have great tools; but, because of genetic and environmental antagonisms, I think we need to be satisfied with slow change in a balanced approach – maintaining or slowly improving genetics for cowherd productivity....More
Aug 27, 2014

Battling Lice In Your Cowherd? Here Are Vet-Approved Tips To Control It

Understanding how the two types of lice acquire their nutrients is a primary key to controlling them on cattle....More

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