Stocker/Backgrounders en Leveraging the power of (metabolizable) protein <div class="field-byline"> By Larry Stalcup </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Metabolizable protein helps cattle absorb essential nutrients. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Stocker/Backgrounders Nutrition Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:05:00 +0000 105271 at <p>Pay special attention to the mineral needs of stockers on wheat pasture. The growing wheat can be deficient in calcium, making this a particularly important addition to the mineral program.</p> Calf and stocker prices continue higher <div class="node-body article-body">Grazing demand continued to boost calf and feeder prices last week: firm to $5 per cwt higher for calves and stocker-weight cattle and $2-$5 higher for yearlings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Market Weekly Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Markets Sat, 19 Mar 2016 13:23:00 +0000 99271 at Maximize grazing with the flexibility of stocker cattle <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Fears for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The flexibility of stocker cattle make them an excellent tool for managing pastures for optimum value.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grazing Systems Ranch Management Stocker/Backgrounders Tips For Profit Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:27:00 +0000 97191 at Cattle buyers still find value, pay more for healthy cattle <div class="node-body blog-body"> Cattle buyers continue to pay more for calves with added health assurance, but not necessarily the way people often think of such programs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Marketing Health Cattle Economics Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:27:00 +0000 96041 at How to build a successful stocker business <div class="field-byline"> Robert Waggener for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming rancher Jon Kirkbride takes a conservative approach for success in the beef business.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Industry Structure Ranch Management Stocker/Backgrounders Business Tips For Profit Thu, 03 Dec 2015 22:01:00 +0000 95821 at Snapshot of today's stocker operater <div class="node-body blog-body">The number of producers exclusively in the stocker business and those who have both stocker cattle and cattle feeding enterprises is growing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Economics Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:54:00 +0000 93961 at Shovel Dot Ranch: Grass first, learning always <div class="node-body article-body">Homer and Larry Buell built the sustainability of the Shovel Dot Ranch by taking a harder look at the details and interactions of their system. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Stocker/Backgrounders People Sustainability Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:45:00 +0000 93861 at <p>Homer Buell (right), who has managed the Shovel Dot Ranch with his brother Larry (left) for 40 years. They are this year&#39;s BEEF Stocker Award Winner.</p> Auction markets are plentiful in my neck of the woods; how about yours? <div class="node-body blog-body">This week’s poll on asks, “Do you have a nearby auction market?” With declining cattle numbers, a Texas A&M University study is showing that auction market numbers are also dwindling. We want to know if that’s the case in your area. Check out today’s blog and let us know your thoughts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf Stocker/Backgrounders People Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:42:00 +0000 92951 at Buell family’s Shovel Dot Ranch named BEEF Stocker Award winner <div class="node-body article-body">BEEF’s Stocker Award winner shows what a dedication to land and sustainability can do.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Stocker/Backgrounders People Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:49:00 +0000 92791 at <p>Homer Buell (right), has managed the Shovel Dot Ranch with his brother Larry (left) for 40 years. For them, doing it differently encompasses everything from intensive grazing management to targeting specific market weights and times.</p> Young Cattle Company | 2014 Stocker Award Winner Describe Their Successful Stocker Operation <div class="node-body video-body">Rick and Jayne Young, Young Cattle Company have built a multifaceted backgrounding and stocker business in a part of the world where it was a novelty before 1995, when they moved here. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BEEF National Stocker Award Stocker/Backgrounders Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:25:00 +0000 80841 at