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Sep 18, 2014

Huh? Some See Industry’s Beef Quality Progress As Bad News

With today’s price levels, it seems that everyone is looking for a reason to make it go lower. Whatever your thoughts on beef quality changes, we can’t ignore what that improvement has meant to beef demand....More
Sep 22, 2014

Cowgirl Fights Breast Cancer & Spreads The Word About Early Diagnosis

Sadie Lynn, a member of the All American Cowgirl Chicks, is inspiring fellow cancer patients by continuing to perform her rodeo act while fighting an incurable form of breast cancer. After hearing her story, Tartar Farm and Ranch Equipment created a line of pink equipment to raise dollars and awareness about early diagnosis and treatment....More
Sep 15, 2014

Why Consider Wildlife In Your Ranch Management Plans?

Managing for wildlife and cattle alike is a good idea....More
Sep 10, 2014

Are You A Candidate For Cowherd Expansion?

There's plenty of talk about cowherd expansion. The bottom line is that some operations have to get better before they get bigger....More
Sep 07, 2014

Cost Of Developing 2014 Heifer Calves Will Be Record High

With cattle prices up and feed costs down, many producers outside the major drought areas are contemplating holding back additional replacement heifers from their 2014 calf crop. But what are the economics of doing so?....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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