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  • Jun 2, 2014

    10 Resources For Breeding Success 2

    Every year, I dread when the semen sales rep makes his way to our house. It’s not that I’m not excited about the new genetic potential that’s available each year to utilize on our cattle, but I sure hate the bill, not to mention the time and labor that goes with it!...More
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    May 29, 2014

    Remember When It Was Cool To Be Anti-Trade? 5

    The anti-trade rhetoric in our industry has almost ceased to exist....More
  • May 28, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Daily Choice Cutout Ends Week $6 Higher

    Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade....More
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    May 28, 2014

    3 McDonald’s Headlines Worth Reading, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly 2

    Seeing the golden arches of McDonald’s can elicit different responses in different people. The burgers are famous around the world for being affordable and tasty, yet for years, critics have propagated rumors about the healthfulness and safety of this fast-food establishment’s fare, blaming America’s obesity epidemic on the Big Mac....More
  • May 27, 2014

    SHARE THIS: 5 Tips To Grill The Perfect Steak

    I recently read an article in the New York Times entitled, “Steak That Sizzles On The Stovetop” by Julia Moskin. In the article, Moskin admits that cooking steak is kind of intimidating to people for many reasons -- the cost, the challenge of cooking it just right, and the popular warnings from nutritionists saying that red meat is bad in the diet....More
  • May 26, 2014

    Happy Memorial Day; PLUS: Beef Recipes To Jazz Up Your Holiday Grilling

    It’s Memorial Day weekend and, for a lot of folks, it’s time for recreational tasks like cleaning up the boat to head to a lake somewhere to enjoy the sunshine and relax on the water. For my family, as well as many other ranchers, Memorial Day weekend is the time when we move pairs to pasture, so we’re spending the three-day weekend sorting pairs, vaccinating and fly-tagging calves, pouring cows and hauling them to summer grass....More
  • May 22, 2014

    Today’s Lack Of Debate Hurts Our Chances For Progress 5

    Rather than sharing and discussion, there seems to be a tendency these days to avoid viewpoints that are oppositional or different....More
  • May 13, 2014

    Iowa Set To Debut New Generation Of Beef Plants 3

    Iowa cattle feeders will start delivering cattle to a brand-new beef processor, Iowa Premium Beef’s (IPB), IPB’s Tama, IA, plant this fall....More
  • May 5, 2014

    3 Ways To Celebrate May Beef Month

    The month of May brings a lot of fun things on the ranch. It’s time to breed cows, make plans for summer grazing, haul cow-calf pairs to pasture, plant corn and get to work in my garden. The warm weather is a nice prelude to the upcoming summer months, and spring showers are more than welcome. Perhaps one of the best parts of May is that it’s Beef Month. Here are three ways to celebrate this month of beef....More
  • Apr 27, 2014

    Whose Definition Of Sustainability Should We Abide By? 2

    We as farmers and ranchers should do all we can to understand sound ecology and manage to make our operations economically and ecologically sustainable. Hopefully this will demonstrate to consumers that we care, we are competent and we can produce an abundance of safe food while caring for the environment....More
  • Apr 24, 2014

    Is There A Game Change Just Ahead For Ranchers?

    My calculated feedlot profits for March 2014-finished cattle are at or near record levels for finished cattle. Feedlots making money appear to be willing and able to bid aggressively for replacements....More
  • Apr 23, 2014

    Report Says Organic Label Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be 23

    A new report concludes that organic food is neither safer nor healthier than conventional food, and accuses the organic industry of using misinformation to market the label....More

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