Blogs

Jul 21, 2016

Let’s talk big picture: Why do you ranch?2

A chance conversation leads one BEEF columnist to a philosophical look at why he ranches....More
Jul 25, 2016

3 ways animal rights activists have been targeting you this summer

Animal rights activists have been busy this summer -- targeting drivers on roadways, attendees at the Republican National Convention and even FFA members....More
Jul 06, 2016

A different kind of aid effort1

The wildfire is gone, but ranchers in Kansas and Oklahoma need help with range restoration....More
Jun 27, 2016

Best risk strategy options for cattle producers

How do you manage price risk amid gut-wrenching volatility? Preserve and add value to your calf-crop....More
Jun 27, 2016

Do your cows stack up?1

Examine your herd’s weaknesses one by one to see if you can do something to improve. As you remove weaknesses from your herd, herd profit tends to go up....More
Oct 29, 2015

Anatomy of a cattle market collapse

One can only hope the supply of these overweight cattle was cleaned up in October, and that the market has started to rebound. But the collapse is a reminder that the first loss is the least loss in cattle feeding....More
Jul 07, 2016

14 thoughts on what to expect from a shortened heifer breeding season5

Here’s a list to ponder as you consider changing the length of your breeding season....More
Feb 18, 2016

Here's how attaining zero calf sickness is absolutely possible2

Shorting the cow nutritionally during any of the 283 days of gestation could negatively impact the developing fetus and make it more susceptible to disease after birth....More

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