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  • 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
  • Sep 2, 2011

    Where's The Seedstock Sector Headed?

    I really admire breed associations and believe strongly in what they’ve done for our industry in genetic improvement. Breed associations employ some of the brightest, most passionate people in our industry and they’ve prospered over time because they’ve been very successful in creating value....More
  • Mar 17, 2011

    Video: A x B x C x D = Reproductive Success

    There can be any number of problems that affect the ultimate success of an AI program. Willie Altenburg with Genex explains the equation for reproductive performance that he uses when he troubleshoots an less-than-successful AI program....More

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