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  • Heather Hamilton Maude
    Oct 10, 2013
    blog

    5 Resources For South Dakota Ranchers Hit By October Blizzard 8

    It’s being called the worst blizzard in our state’s history. The “Atlas” blizzard brought 55 in. of snow and 60-mph winds, which resulted in tens of thousands of cattle killed in western South Dakota and neighboring areas. We continue to hear more reports on this devastating storm that has impacted so many of our friends and colleagues in the beef business....More
  • stree-free weaning
    Oct 2, 2013
    blog

    10 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Weaning Day 9

    Many ranchers are gearing up to wean calves. Here are 10 ways to make it a stress-free experience for both the livestock and the rancher....More
  • Oct 1, 2013
    blog

    Why Ranching Is A Family Business, Plus Photo Contest Winners

    We have been celebrating families in the ranching business with the BEEF Daily Generations On The Ranch Photo Contest. I was deeply moved by many of your photo submissions, and the stories that accompanied them. It’s very evident that there is a lot of love in the cattle business, and it was tough to narrow down the entries to just 10 finalists....More
  • Sep 26, 2013
    blog

    Expansion Looks Favorable, But Cattlemen Are Cautious 3

    Every week, it seems I read another article about an economist declaring it’s time to see expansion in the cow-calf side of the business. The numbers would certainly seem to back that up, however, cattlemen remain cautious....More
  • 9 tips for culling cows
    Sep 25, 2013
    blog

    9 Things To Consider Before Culling A Cow 19

    How long should a cow stay in your herd? How long is too long? Of course, this depends on the animal and her performance – is she rebreeding on schedule every year?...More
  • trends in cow-calf production in past 50 years
    Sep 4, 2013
    blog

    Beef Cow Production Will Continue To Shift Out Of The Corn Belt 5

    A 50-year review of several key economic indicators in five representative years of roughly 10-year increments provides some interesting insights into the beef industry’s future....More
  • 5 lessons farm kids don't learn in the classroom
    Aug 20, 2013
    blog

    5 Lessons I Never Learned In School 4

    It’s hard to believe that school is back in session already; at least it is in my locale. My youngest sister Kaley’s first day as a high school junior started yesterday. Meanwhile, my middle sister, Courtney, is busy buying her text books for her last semester at South Dakota State University. Even harder to believe is the fact that I’ve been out of school for four years now. Where does the time go?...More
  • getting the most money for your calves
    Jul 30, 2013
    blog

    How To Receive Full Value For Your Calves 2

    Preconditioning's greatest value is in retaining ownership of the calves to the feedlot. In fact, CattleFax reports that retained ownership pays in most years, particularly if your calves’ health and genetics are better than average....More
  • benchmark your cowherd against industry standards
    Jul 27, 2013
    blog

    Size Up Your Herd Performance With These Benchmarks 6

    The national beef cow inventory is at a 50-year low, and long-run corn prices are projected to trend lower. These are two positive indicators for today’s beef industry. How does your herd match up?...More

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