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Hot topics, Research
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These doctors have a new prescription

Revisit your old rules for backgrounding cattle

A dozen years ago when my husband got his master’s degree in agronomy, he was doing work in precision ag. Looking for ways to reduce phosphorus runoff from manure application, he applied it at varying depths. Yield monitors, grid soil sampling and GPS guidance helped chart results. Ever since, I’ve generally tied precision ag squarely […]

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On the ranch, The Purpose Driven Herd
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Turning point

When I signed on with this brand in 1998, the world was just waking up to it as some kind of overnight success, more than 20 years in the making. I had black cows as a sideline to my profession as editor of Beef Today, and knew CAB was spoken as the three letters rather […]

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On the ranch
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A Story So Good Even the Dog Wants to Listen

Certified Angus Beef President John Stika shares insights with Canadian ranchers.

Dyce Bolduc was a teenager when he bought his first Angus cows at an auction in Alberta, Canada. It was 1967 and Angus calves sold at a discount. Dyce and his brother David distinctly remember market reports that included the phrase “and the black calves sold for 10 cents less.” Not a good market signal […]

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Following the Calves
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Following the calves: The data is in! The data is in!

“He’s like a kid at Christmas time when it comes to the data.” Cattle feeder Mark Sebranek was giving me a wrap-up on the Hadrick calves, the ones we’ve been following from Faulkton, S.D. to the Garden City, Kan., yard since December. I hung up the phone and smiled when I read this Facebook status update […]

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On the ranch
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One-man show, part II

There’s a saying, “If you think you’ve got good cattle, put your money where your mouth is and feed ’em. You’ll find out pretty quick how good they are.” Jim Moore’s full of these. Life lessons, advice not taken, anecdotes of who said ‘what,’ when and why. I ask him what it’s been like – […]

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