How to achieve the ideal calving window Commented on: 13 weeks ago (March 28, 2016)

We shoot for an April calving period so when our cows hit peak lactation~ 6 weeks post partum they are on good grass. This allows us to supply good forage for the third trimester of pregnancy to...

A voice of reason in the Bundy-Hammond debate Commented on: 23 weeks ago (January 14, 2016)

Mr. Hudson :

First let me say that I do not support the kind of confrontation that took place in Nevada with Mr. Bundy and now in taking place Oregon again with Mr. Bundy and others....

A rancher’s thoughts on Chipotle and the Oregon standoff Commented on: 24 weeks ago (January 12, 2016)

The standoff in Oregon is symptomatic of a frustrated citizenry who feel their government is not only unresponsive to their concerns but is punishing them for even having concerns.

Donald...

Why Chipotle’s reputation is crashing & what that means for beef producers Commented on: 28 weeks ago (December 16, 2015)

Maybe I'm missing the point but I don't believe the issue here is whether the basic ingredients to Chipolte's food was produced by conventional agricultural methods or alternative agricultural...

COOL keeps on robbing Commented on: 28 weeks ago (December 10, 2015)

How can labeling the country of origin be trade discrimination? To me it appears no different than brand discrimination.

The consumer has a choice on how they spend their money when...

Ponder this: Has the U.S. lost sight of the individual? Commented on: 35 weeks ago (October 28, 2015)

Troy is correct! The Founding Father's were cognizant of the problems with the world they lived in (monarchy, patronage, corruption, etc) and wrote our Constitution so that the people could be...

Is preconditioning still a no-brainer? Commented on: 38 weeks ago (October 2, 2015)

I pre-condition because I think it is the right thing to do. They get vaccinated a week to ten days before being separated from the cow. They eat out of a feeder, drink out of a waterer and don't...

How do you react when the (really) bad days happen? Commented on: 39 weeks ago (September 29, 2015)

I'm sorry to hear abut your loss, Troy. And I know the feelings you must have had. We've all been there.

A wise old rancher reminded me that not every day will be trouble free, not every...

What’s the greatest Christmas gift of all? Commented on: 1 year ago (December 19, 2014)

What a touching article!
My parents were immigrants from what today is Slovakia and my fondest memories are of the special traditional meal we ate on Christmas Eve.

My dad would tell...

Street protesters: Be mad at the government, not police Commented on: 1 year ago (December 18, 2014)

I could not agree more with Troy's column.

We here in Western Montana are involved in a vast overreach by the federal government in their trust responsibility to an Indian tribe. The...

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