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Hot topics, The Purpose Driven Herd
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Sharing the good news

You know that other side of the beef business? I’m talking about foodservice – the steak cutters, distributors and folks who market what you raise to hotels, restaurants, institutions (HRI)? Well nearly 300 CAB Specialists (the guys and gals at our foodservice partners who share the ins and outs of your brand with the HRI […]

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On the ranch
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Trading ski hills for Eagle Hills

Spring break: skiing or sandy beaches? Not for everybody. Meet Jessie Rudolph. Calving season keeps this high school sophomore and her family home this time of year, but doesn’t keep her from expanding her horizons. She spent an afternoon during last week’s break completing a class project: shadowing an ag journalist. I’m always excited to […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch
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No bidders

A plan to increase preconditioning in cattle country Have you ever asked a cattle feeder if he had career aspirations of being a veterinarian? Mark Hilton, of Purdue University, says he has yet to meet one who dreams of spending his days treating cattle. “They hate having sick calves. They want to have healthy calves,” […]

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Cell phones at the dinner table?

I don’t think so. As is the case with “there’s no such thing as too sweet sweet tea,” the notion that families should be present with one another at supper time runs deep in my southern roots. But then I had the opportunity to host a group of food bloggers… Exception = granted If you’re […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Doing what works

A few weeks ago I drove south and west of Oklahoma City, toward a town named Corn. With that name, I was not surprised to see that row crops and wheat have a big impact on agriculture here. But among the miles of crop ground I found a father-son duo sticking out in a good […]

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