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  • Oct 13, 2013

    R.A. Brown Ranch Hosts One Of The Best Dispersals Ever 3

    I had the privilege this week of attending the R.A. Brown Ranch’s complete and total dispersal. Without a doubt, it was one of the best dispersal sales I’ve attended....More
  • Oct 7, 2013

    3 News Items That Will Make You Say, “Hmmm...” 3

    As we kick off the week, I’ve rounded up three articles you might find interesting including a response from a mom about the Chipotle ad campaign, HSUS losing its lawsuit against pork producers, and a farmer reflecting on how the government shutdown is impacting her....More
  • Oct 3, 2013

    3 Ways Ag Responded To CMT’s Meat-Free Call To Action 11

    I’ve long been a fan of country music. Real country represents hard-working, down-to-earth, dirt-road-living Americans like many of us in agriculture. From the classics like Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn, to 90s crooners like Garth Brooks and George Strait, to modern-day country artists like Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, these folks help tell the stories of everyday people like you and me. There’s nothing like working in the barn or riding in the tractor and hearing a song about your life on the radio. That’s what country music does....More
  • HSUS tells shelter it's okay to kill pets
    Sep 30, 2013

    HSUS Tells Shelters It’s Okay To Kill Animals 24

    Some are fighting for shelters to adopt “No Kill” policies, but is HSUS standing in the way?...More
  • governemnt debt lingers near
    Sep 26, 2013

    Sometimes You Just Have To Smile To Keep From Crying 1

    It seems that today common sense often can seem to be an uncommon virtue. Take a court ruling in Connecticut, for instance, that classifies a horse as a vicious animal, or the mind-numbing political impasse in our nation’s capital....More
  • should ag fight back to negative ads?
    Sep 26, 2013

    Should Ag Make Such A Fuss About Negative Media Attention? 8

    The new anti-animal agriculture ad put out by Chipotle stirred up some controversy. Would agriculture be wise to ignore the drama?...More
  • Sep 24, 2013

    4 Items Buzzing About Beef In The Media This Week 4

    Here is a round-up of this week’s beef buzz, from school lunches, to showing cattle, to inmates working on a dairy, and even a new study that indicates animal proteins help you lose weight. Here are four headlines you might want to check out this week....More
  • Sep 23, 2013

    Vote For Best Generations On The Ranch Photo

    A common misconception about agriculture among consumer groups is that all food is produced by factory farmers. They long for their romantic vision of cattle grazing on rolling pastures like the “good old days,” and I often have to remind people that that vision still exists in the beef industry. While I cringe at the phrase, “factory farm,” according to USDA, they don’t exist; 98% of farms and ranches are family owned and operated....More
  • Sep 19, 2013

    Colorado Flooding, Smartphone Apps For Ranchers & Feeding The World 7

    In between preparing for harvest and getting ready for weaning, many of you might not have a spare minute to read a newspaper front to back. No worries. I’ve compiled what you need to know about this week in today’s blog. Here are three news items you should read today....More
  • Sep 18, 2013

    If Barns Could Talk, What Stories Would They Tell? 4

    Earlier this summer, we spent a weekend prepping the barn for demolition. With only a couple of months before weaning time hit, we needed to get the barn torn down in order to erect a windbreak in its place....More
  • Sep 12, 2013

    Cow Tipping, College Pranks & Family Farm Photos 6

    Cow tipping is in the news this week, seriously. Now even if your college days are decades behind you, I’m sure you haven’t forgotten the shenanigans you and your buddies got into in between all of that studying you did and the classes you attended....More
  • Sep 10, 2013

    Send In Your Best Photos To Celebrate Generations In The Cattle Business

    We have a new photo contest and want you to enter! Win a gift certificate from Weber Custom Painting by sending in your best photos that celebrate the generations on your ranch....More
  • Sep 9, 2013

    14 Ways To Teach Kids About Agriculture 5

    Now that school is back in session, kids are being immersed in science, math and reading lessons, but what about food lessons?...More
  • Sep 5, 2013

    Lessons A Ranch Kid Learns From His Dog, Horse & Cows 8

    That combination of a dog, a horse, cows and a ranch have taught many ranch kids most of the good lessons they will learn about life....More
  • Sep 5, 2013

    Wrapping Up This Week’s Beef Buzz 1

    Keeping an eye on industry trends allows beef producers to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to promoting their beef product. Here is a roundup of three items I’ve run across this week. Take a minute to read through them and let me know what you think....More
  • Sep 3, 2013

    Musings From The State Fair

    Two weeks of state fairs will get to a person. Scorching temperatures, dust and back-to-back pig and cattle shows have worn me down. I’ve come home with a cough, a pile of laundry, a list a mile long of things to catch up on, and the need for a long nap....More
  • beef industry has bright future ahead
    Sep 2, 2013

    Stop Listening To The Doom & Gloom 2

    Controversy, scandals and crisis will always be better news than cooperation, achievements and solutions. That doesn’t mean, however, that the latter aren’t occurring just as frequently as the former. Troy's suggestion? Stop listening to the doom & gloom....More
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