Category : On the road

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On the ranch, On the road
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Who knows?

You could say I’m the sentimental sort. The shelves of my home and every nook of my mind are filled with little details, mementos, hand-written cards and trinkets that take me to another time and place in a glance or a touch. There’s that hand-embroidered “I love Angus” tea towel that still takes me back […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch, On the road
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Maternal instincts, predictable cattle

Following the calves: It’s a two-way street

Some may take offense to comparing a herd of kids to fresh calves or a mom’s eye to maternal instincts, but I don’t think it’s out of line to say ‘fetal programming’ had a role in how each Loseke kid is developing a passion for the beef business. All four were riding feedlot pens in […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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When Tom met Sally

Cattle are the focus of ranch stops but it’s often the people who pull me in. That’s not to say I didn’t stand atop a hill overlooking these beautiful Angus cattle and wonder, just for a second, how anyone could spend their days with anything else. But it’s still the people, each full of stories about […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch, On the road
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Calving for Keeps

Following the Calves: Cantrell’s calving season update

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Glenn Cantrell’s Lone Grove, Okla., and Rush Springs, Okla., ranches. “We’ve had 97 calves born in 11 days,” the 82-year-old cattleman says with a grin as he invites me to join him and his wife, Mary, at the dining room table. When I last visited Glenn, it […]

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With no way to get feedback from buyers, Hugh turned to commercial DNA testing to "get a picture" of his calf crop.
On the ranch, On the road
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Getting there fast

From DNA, Montana ranchers get information they couldn’t get anywhere else

“I’m calling because I read your story.” To a journalist, calls like that can generally go one of two ways: either someone wants more information or they want you to know you got it wrong. But this particular call I got recently brought me back in time, to my visit to Hugh and Shandi Bradley’s […]

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