On the ranch
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An outlook with a view

With a stiff spring wind whopping against the sides of the big event tent, Mike couldn’t help but make a joke to start the afternoon off. “All I can say is, if this tent starts to go, everybody better grab a rope and hold tight. I suppose it’s kind of like the cattle business — […]

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On the road
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Kansas Angus Association Carcass Data Project

An “on the road” visit to McPherson County Feeders near Marquette, KS, netted this photo of some of the cattle on feed for the Kansas Angus Association Carcass Data Project (CDP).  The purpose of this program is to see how seedstock producer cull bulls (and their customers calves as well) and heifers will perform in […]

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On the ranch, The Purpose Driven Herd
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Better fence, better beef

Hey fellow seekers, When somebody in this township hears black cows are out and they have yellow ear tags, I might get a call. If they’re mine, it usually goes back to a gate closure error or the last 1/4 mile of sorry perimeter fence, with wire from 3 to 63 years old grown into […]

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Mythbusters, On the ranch
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Dysfunctional advice: the result of this Monday’s myth

I want you to take a long, hard look at this cow. Does she look “ruined”? Does she look dysfunctional?  Ok, so maybe you can’t tell much about cowherd function just by glancing at one picture, but it’s a place to start. I visited Schiefelbein Farms near Kimball, MN, a few years ago and I […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Six degrees of cow selection

You’ve met our intern, Kristen, before. She’s back on the road in Texas with another report from the ranch. Enjoy! The more experiences I have and the places I go, the more I believe in “Six degrees of separation,” the theory that we are all about six people away from any other person on Earth. […]

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