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5 principles for millennial ranchers to follow Commented on: 1 week ago (September 12, 2016)

I'd add:
Continue your education. Attend Extension Service and other educational workshops, on-line seminars, etc. Stay up-to-date with technology and new techniques.

What makes the perfect cow? Commented on: 8 weeks ago (July 26, 2016)

5 years ago, I had hope we'd see smaller cows, but now I think we're still headed the wrong way. Yes, the judges are choosing smaller FRAME SIZE heifers, but are they really smaller? How do you...

Let’s talk big picture: Why do you ranch? Commented on: 8 weeks ago (July 26, 2016)

It's not what I do. It's what I am. It's who I am. That's why I ranch.

Long-run cowherd trends show fertility is in the crosshairs Commented on: 10 weeks ago (July 11, 2016)

We keep talking about reducing cow weights, and we are bringing down frame size, but the weights just keep going up. Check your local livestock auction to see the weights on those slaughter cows....

Do your cattle fit your country? Here’s how to tell Commented on: 11 weeks ago (July 6, 2016)

Agreed. I expect my cows to reach a minimum of 13, and will keep them as long as they hold their flesh, re-breed, and wean a good calf. Had to sell a 16-year-old (she lost 1 quarter to mastitis at...

How the media got it wrong about the euthanized Yellowstone bison calf Commented on: 15 weeks ago (June 10, 2016)

My first question is: Was the calf truly "abandoned"? While I would be the first to admit I have little practical experience with bison, I have a few wild cows who will leave their calf hid out...

Burke Teichert: How to manage your way out of a hard-calving cowherd Commented on: 21 weeks ago (April 27, 2016)

Before CE EPD's, we had bought a bull with a 69# birth weight and just below average BW EPD's. He was a DISASTER on heifers, and we even lost one cow trying to calve from him due entirely to the...

Preparation Is Key When Buying Bulls Commented on: 26 weeks ago (March 25, 2016)

Remember that epd's on young bulls have low accuracy. They should be only part of the equation. Using calving ease epd's, I have almost eliminated calving trouble, but I also use visual appraisal...

ATV accident serves as a reminder to ranchers to be safe this spring Commented on: 26 weeks ago (March 21, 2016)

Excellent reminder on safety. Please, everyone, take time to go through the FREE ATV safety course when you buy one.
It may involve some travel and teach you some things you don't want to...

An update on Oatmeal the blind steer Commented on: 31 weeks ago (February 19, 2016)

Too much of ANYTHING can cause health problems. For example, excessive vitamin A. Google it. You will see "Chronic intakes of excess vitamin A lead to increased intracranial pressure (pseudotumor...

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