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  • Jan 1, 2012

    Reproduction Is A Key To Improving Ranch Profitability

    “In today’s changing and volatile input markets, it is critical that, as individual producers and as an industry, we examine the economic efficiency of our production systems and be prepared to modify some of the rules of thumb that have guided decisions in the past.”...More
  • Dec 23, 2011

    Scorecards Are Where You Find Them

    This week I talked with a feedyard manager who was studying some recent closeouts. They weren’t reading real well. If the cattle had not outperformed projections both in the feedyard and on the rail, it would have actually been pretty bleak....More
  • Dec 9, 2011

    What Constitutes A Good Bull?

    Not surprisingly, bull prices – just like the rest of the industry’s pricing structure – are seeing a major increase. It wasn’t that many years ago that a $5,000 bull was considered to be a rare commodity....More
  • Apr 5, 2011

    Genomics An Important Tool When Buying Bulls

    Bull sales continue to fill up the spring calendar as cattlemen search for their next herd sires. Nationwide, year-to-date figures show bulls are bringing an average of $3,258/head - that’s $467/head more than this time last year, according to Bryce ......More
  • Mar 1, 2011

    Selecting For Herd Bulls

    It's that time of year again. Your mailbox is overflowing with sale catalogs and private treaty mailers. Your inbox is working overtime to receive all the emails from friends with news about record bull sales. Your phone is ringing off the hook about ......More

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