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Here’s what cow-calf producers can learn from grain farmers Commented on: 17 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: 18 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: 21 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: 21 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: 22 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: 23 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: 25 weeks ago (February 2, 2015)

Troy,
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...

Confusion about GMOs & hormones in milk and meat leads to advocacy moment Commented on: 31 weeks ago (December 18, 2014)

So many misconceptions, so little time.
In my area, the only time I see the implant record mentioned is at special preconditioned calf auctions.
Why do beef producers use hormone...

Appeals Court Ruling On COOL Could Hamstring All Producers Commented on: 47 weeks ago (August 28, 2014)

Whatever happened to "the consumer is always right"? If the consumer wants it, and is willing to pay for products with COOL labeling, that's what they should get. Never mind what Canada, Mexico...

Why Is Death Loss Increasing In Heavier Beef Cattle? Commented on: 48 weeks ago (August 21, 2014)

I can hear my father now, after all these years: "You bred too much of the 'ear' out of them! That just makes them healthier!" I realize that there are often reductions in yield and grade, but...

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