Category : The Purpose Driven Herd

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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, The Purpose Driven Herd
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It’s all good

Herd goals and climate evolve

I love calving season each year, but this one will be hard to beat. I used to do this in the winter on my northeast Kansas farm, starting in February. With heifers due on pasture leases the first of May, we couldn’t wait too long for synchronized artificial insemination (AI) early that month. There’s been […]

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On the ranch, The Purpose Driven Herd
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An end to stonewalling

There’s a stone wall of sorts near the top of our country lane. People don’t know if it’s coming or going unless they visited here 10 years ago. That was about the time we returned from a vacation trip and decided to build a dry-stacked wall like the thousands we’d seen. We live on a […]

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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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Warm milk keeps the chill away fine, but the first few hours can be critical.
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Getting ahead of chills

A month ago, I saw the February calving date approaching and thought about all the times I’d seen heifers decide on just the wrong place for the wind and weather, despite ample shelter. I always tried to right the wrong and at least once each year I brought a chilled calf into my basement office […]

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