Business en How to control costs & spur cowherd revenues <div class="node-body blog-body">Success will come from optimizing expenses and performance by building a production system that will yield the lowest unit cost of production for the most valuable calf that can be produced in the operational environment.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cattle Economics Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:46:00 +0000 103531 at 13 utility tractors that will boost efficiency in 2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here’s a sample of what’s available for the ranch and farm in the 40- to 100-hp range of utility tractors, plus a sampling of what’s available in skid-steer and track loaders. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Industry Products Business Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:22:00 +0000 103521 at Will your vote be for the candidate of choice or the lesser of two evils? <div class="node-body blog-body">With historically high negatives for both candidates, there is a tendency for people to just want to sit this one out, or simply vote for who they believe is the lesser of the two evils and leave it at that. Unfortunately, regardless of how you opinion falls, we can’t afford to sit this one out. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:38:00 +0000 103461 at Help your horses in the battle of the bots <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Quarter Horse Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bot flies are more than just irritating. They are internal parasites that can cause your horse a multitude of problems. Here’s a look at how to deal with them.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ranch Management Health Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:56:00 +0000 103481 at <p>An adult female bot fly may only live for a week to 10 days, but during that brief lifespan, she can deposit anywhere from 150 to 1,000 eggs. You&rsquo;ll find these yellowish, cream-colored flecks at the ends of the hairs on specific places on your horse, typically around August and September.</p> Study evaluates a 5-species mixture for more pasture <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More forage and more stored carbon is win for cattle producers and the environment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture Health Ranch Management Pasture Range Tips For Profit Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:59:00 +0000 103391 at Washington Post needs to fact check before publishing another anti-meat article <div class="node-body blog-body">The Washington Post takes aim at the beef industry again. Today’s blog breaks apart the misinformation presented, line by line.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Quality Ranch Management Beef Quality Retail Sustainability BEEF Daily Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 103361 at Latest cattle reports hint at expansion slowdown <div class="field-byline"> By Alan Newport for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Economist says USDA omission of midyear inventory report reduces information needed for decision-making.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cow-Calf Ranch Management Tips For Profit Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:20:00 +0000 103371 at What makes the perfect cow? <div class="node-body blog-body">We each have a vision of the perfect productive cow. Historically, cow trends have changed dramatically through the centuries; which direction will cattle go next? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cow-Calf Ranch Management People Business Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 103341 at 3 ways animal rights activists have been targeting you this summer <div class="node-body blog-body">Animal rights activists have been busy this summer -- targeting drivers on roadways, attendees at the Republican National Convention and even FFA members.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Ranch Management People Retail Animal Activists BEEF Daily Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 103331 at Teamwork common trait among Cattle Feeders Hall of Famers <div class="node-body article-body">If there’s a theme that runs through the remarks of those who have been honored by inclusion in the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, it’s this: we did it as a team. This year’s inductees are no different. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:19:00 +0000 103301 at