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It’s all about the marbling, until it isn’t

  Meet Karoline Rose, one of our fall writing interns. Karoline hails from Big Sky country where she is involved in the family ranch and is a student at Montana State University. I cannot imagine trying to feed the ranch work crew steak without marbling. Call it anything you want, but I am sure the […]

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Buyer’s remorse

My father was/is a very quiet man–stoic, in fact. So, when he spoke, you needed to pay attention. I’ll always remember one thing he told me, “Don’t buy something that you won’t be happy with. It’s a waste of money and if you’re sorry you bought something later. You’ll pay for it twice.” Today we […]

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Cows come first at Nebraska ranch

If you’ve been with us all week, you know it’s been all about the ladies — those hard-working Angus cows that do it all. They not only breed consistently and calve without assistance, but go on to wean big strong calves that perform in the feedlot and on the rail. In 2009, Steve visited an […]

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Maternal function at Marrs Ranch

“Marrs cattle excel both in performance and carcass value.” That’s all Tom Williams, Chappell (Neb.) Feedlot, had to say about his customers of five years in 2009. That, and an added page of data to prove it, were enough. Recipients of CAB’s Commercial Commitment to Excellence award, Dan and Anna Marrs, Whitewood, S.D., were the […]

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Maternal function and marbling go together in real life

“You just don’t want to select for too much marbling, so you wreck your cowherd.” That makes me crazy. When I hear a smart person stand up in front of cattlemen and speak that fallacy like it’s the gospel truth, I want to interrupt. I want to show them the facts and then tell the […]

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