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Ag women fire back at comments criticizing saleswoman for riding in the combine Commented on: 6 weeks ago (October 13, 2015)

And us guys should know our wives well enough to know if they're gonna object to another woman in the combine.

How do you react when the (really) bad days happen? Commented on: 8 weeks ago (September 30, 2015)

So sorry for your loss. I know it's hard to rise up and keep going sometimes. I haven't forgotten losing 17 head to oak bud poisoning one spring in either 1975 or '76. Or seeing the Livestock...

Why the death of Cecil the lion is relevant to beef producers Commented on: 15 weeks ago (August 12, 2015)

I feel kinda like a mosquito at the beach: Where do I start?
"hypocritical bumper stickers that suggest "I farm so you can eat." Give me a break!" Well, if we don't farm, a lot of people WON...

Here’s what cow-calf producers can learn from grain farmers Commented on: 34 weeks ago (April 1, 2015)

A cycle?
Just ask those hot-shots that, in the late '90's and early 2000's, believed real estate prices could only go up.
I was given my first cow at age 3, in 1963. In February 1974,...

Crossbreeding gets you more than just hybrid vigor Commented on: 35 weeks ago (March 23, 2015)

Agree wholeheartedly. You can make faster improvement in specific traits by crossbreeding than by selection of purebreds.
I am concerned about the loss of breed integrity in many breeds....

4 beef headlines: Fat-fighting beef, Farmland movie, beef prices, grass-fed vs. grain-fed Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 2, 2015)

Research shows more greenhouse gas production from grass-fed systems.

The beef industry carried a knife to a dietary guidelines gunfight Commented on: 38 weeks ago (February 27, 2015)

"Breast cancer, prostate cancers were very low in China, as was diabetes, Enter meat and dairy and enter these diseases." Check and see if consumption of processed sugars (plant based product) and...

It’s time to burn our boats and signal no retreat to anti-meat activists Commented on: 39 weeks ago (February 24, 2015)

"Taking care of God's creatures by making sure they live horrible, miserable lives"? Sunday night, about sundown, I saw a cow leaving the herd with her tail up. Knowing she was close to calving,...

5 tips for getting better sleep during calving season Commented on: 40 weeks ago (February 16, 2015)

I buy heifer bulls that are in the top 20% for calving ease (prefer top 10% but can't always afford those or they don't meet other criteria), and all bulls are in the top 30% for maternal calving...

I was listening; I just didn’t really hear what my wife said Commented on: 42 weeks ago (February 2, 2015)

As the father of 2 daughters who have passed this age, I recommend the age-old method of waiting on the front porch when the young man arrives, cleaning your shotgun with a shovel...

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