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More profit from fewer cows? Here's the secret Commented on: 1 week ago (October 11, 2016)

The researchers cut cattle numbers on the north unit by 20 head, so their input costs for cattle was less.

Burt Rutherford

Ag literacy needed for savvy shoppers & ag job opportunities Commented on: 3 weeks ago (September 26, 2016)

Many producers will recognize CHS by its longer name--Cenex Harvest States, a large farmer-owned cooperative based in Minnesota. The CHS Foundation is the private charitable arm of CHS and is...

Does the Yield Grade system need updating? Commented on: 6 weeks ago (September 9, 2016)

Thanks for letting us know.

Reduce calving interval, increase profit per cow Commented on: 9 weeks ago (August 16, 2016)

There are likely as many answers to that question as there are ranchers. But one idea, suggested by BEEF columnist Burke Teichert, is to sell the late-calving cows as bred cows. If you preg-check...

How Much Is A Good Bull Worth? Commented on: 10 weeks ago (August 12, 2016)

Your question is one that just about everybody struggles with at some time or another. There are certainly advantages to crossbreeding, but it requires a more rigorous management...

Here’s why traceable beef matters Commented on: 13 weeks ago (July 20, 2016)

Are we not a nation of individual rights? Isn’t that what we should preserve and promote?
Why are we talking about trading with China, Iran, Cuba, etc.? What kind of countries are they?...

Let’s eat beef: Red meat isn’t horrible, nor is it the enemy Commented on: 14 weeks ago (July 13, 2016)

Isn't technology great? Please email me your comment

Has cloning research produced the ideal beef carcass? Commented on: 15 weeks ago (July 6, 2016)

Alpha is what the Brangus association calls an Ultra Black--an Angus cow bred to a Brangus bull. Because Alpha was cloned from tissue taken from a carcass in a packing plant, the researchers don't...

Proper Timing And Proper Products Needed For Deworming Pasture Cattle Commented on: 20 weeks ago (June 3, 2016)

The second paragraph under the subhead "A numbers game" will answer your question. Keep reading for more info on young calves.

Burt Rutherford

What’s worse than no cattle futures? Commented on: 22 weeks ago (May 19, 2016)

I received a very thoughtful and reasoned email response from a long-time friend, one of the many people in this business whose ideas and opinions I respect. With his permission, I've posted it...

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