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  • Oct 10, 2012

    Three Steps To A 30-Day Calving Season

    Management of reproduction really includes the manipulation of genetics, nutrition, fertility and estrus, and marketing. If you change any one of these, you may change one or all the others. Burke Teichert, former vice president and general manager of Deseret, provides the management ideas he’s found helpful in building whole-herd reproduction and profitability....More
  • Jun 20, 2012

    Remember We’re In The Business Of Raising Beef 3

    A few years ago, I judged a speech contest at a junior national show. After each presentation, the judges were allowed to ask questions. For each individual, I asked, “What is the biggest issue facing the beef industry today?” I received several outstanding responses with answers ranging from escalating land prices and input costs, the aging rancher, the death tax and animal rights activists. However, I was disappointed when several of the junior showmen cited growing hair on their show steers as one of the biggest challenges they faced as cattlemen....More
  • Jun 8, 2012

    Setting Standards For Replacement Heifers 6

    Replacement heifers are certainly an investment. At our ranch, we usually retain 50% of our heifer crop each year to develop and retain in the cowherd. We have found this is the best way to add numbers and improve genetics quickly in our herd. The investment in raising these heifers and feeding them for two years before they have their first calf is one of the biggest costs our operation incurs. That’s why I believe it’s so important that these ladies earn their keep....More
  • May 30, 2012

    NEW Video, Photo Gallery: My Role As A Cattle Rancher

    It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of May. At our ranch, we’ve been incredibly busy, and the days are just flying by! It seems we just got done calving and planting, only to start artificially inseminating cows and cutting hay. With summer grazing and haying season getting started, I bet many of you, like my family, are spending long days outside -- eating meals out of a cooler in the tractor, hauling pairs to pasture, running to town for parts, fixing fence, spraying for weeds, mixing creep feed, and the list goes on and on....More
  • Mar 8, 2012

    Video Chat With Team Brangus On Social Media

    Bring the coffee shop conversations online! Grab a cup of brew, get comfortable on the couch with your laptop and start advocating for agriculture! Today’s blog features a video chat with Ben Spitzer, International Brangus Breeders Association marketing program director, who talks about the benefits of using social media for promoting your cattle operation to customers and the beef production story to consumers....More
  • Mar 7, 2012

    4 Minutes With International Brangus Breeder Association's Ben Spitzer

    BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke chats with International Brangus Breeders Association's Marketing Director, Ben Spitzer, about opportunities available in the Brangus breed....More
  • Feb 27, 2012

    Six Steps For Transitioning The Ranch 1

    By following six steps, farm operators and small business owners can develop a plan to chart the course for future growth and sustainability, according to Michael Langemeier, professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics. In a three-part series, Langemeier shows ranchers how to successfully make plans to transition the operation, including six steps that can be beneficial for farm operations:...More
  • Feb 24, 2012

    Looking For Reproductive Efficiency Answers

    During the recent national Cattle Industry Convention, I sat in on a meeting where the crux of the discussion was how best to improve reproductive efficiency in the nation’s cowherd....More
  • Jan 26, 2012

    The Economic Value Of A Preg-Checked Heifer

    Profits per cow grew in 2010 and preliminary data suggest profits per cow were up again in 2011. I project even higher profits for the next few years, all of which should trigger an expansion in the nation’s cow herd, right?...More
  • Jan 11, 2012

    I Am Angus: Dan Green and the Denver Union Stockyards

    In this "I Am Angus" segment, Dan Green of The Record Stockman shares the history and heritage of the Denver Union Stockyards and the National Western Stock Show....More
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    Seedstock Barn

    The Seedstock Barn is a multi-breed collection of breeder and association newsletters assembled in one convenient location. Newsletters provide valuable information into personal producer philosophy and herd management tips....More

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