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  • May 27, 2014
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Apr 17, 2014
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    Competing Visions Challenge American Angus Association 5

    Recent moves at the American Angus Association open the door for trends that have been occurring to accelerate....More
  • Apr 15, 2014
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    Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More 38

    The Nevada standoff was initially over unpaid grazing fees by Bundy, but the issue has grown to a significance well beyond that in many Americans’ minds....More
  • Apr 10, 2014
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    Chicken Is Just A Carrier For The Taste Of The Special Sauce 8

    I’d forgotten just how tasteless and bland chicken on its own really is. The reason we in the beef industry talk about price so much is because the threat from chicken is on the price front. Chicken, however, certainly can’t compete with beef on the taste front....More

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