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Mar 26, 2015

Here’s what cow-calf producers can learn from grain farmers

There’s no doubt, times are good. But grain producers saw a similar high and their story didn’t end well. Should we take a lesson from them and prepare for more normal margins in the future?....More
Mar 30, 2015

3 ways to educate kids about where their food comes from

Today’s youth are four and five generations removed from the family farm; here are three ways ranchers can get involved in educating our nation’s youth about where their food comes from....More
Mar 24, 2015

Sage grouse stew—The pot boils again over iconic bird3

Since its listing in 2010, the greater sage grouse has been a wildlife species of intense interest in the 11 states in the West where it lives. Two events regarding conservation of the greater sage-grouse promise to move the sometimes heated discussion along....More
Mar 02, 2015

Expansion means emphasis must shift from cost to increasing value1

The cattle feeding and packing infrastructure will continue to be strained as numbers build, while cattle prices should continue in record territory....More
Mar 04, 2015

What’s the value of a bred beef heifer in 2015?

Harlan Hughes projects that the economic value of a crossbred heifer born in 2013, bred in 2014, and calving in the spring of 2015 will be record-high....More
Mar 26, 2015

Does beef price at retail matter anymore?

USDA’s All Fresh beef price averaged $6 per pound in January for the first time. Is that a positive or negative for the industry?....More
Mar 04, 2015

5 ranching lessons I learned from my employee and mentor2

Those who help us learn life’s important lessons don’t necessarily rank above us in age, title or responsibility....More
Jan 29, 2015

Attention, all cattle producers: your industry needs you!

If you’re already a member of your national, state and local cattle associations, good for you. If not, get involved....More

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