On the road
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It isn’t REALLY Angus, is it?

On the road last weekend, on a personal trip, to Marysville, Kan., for a spring beef show.  My wife and I have three kids, all in 4-H, and all show cattle.  It is a lot of work, but we enjoy doing it.  I know there are those in the audience who thought we could be […]

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On the ranch, The Purpose Driven Herd
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Sorting to an end

Hey fellow seekers, It is so exciting when the first calves start arriving in late winter, but I must say I get a little impatient to be done with that window 60 days later. Preg checking lets us identify a few late-bred cows that already have a strike or two against them to sell before calving season begins. […]

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Mythbusters
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Can I get some of those CAB ear tags? Nope.

Mythbuster Monday explains how AngusSource & CAB work together  When the phone rings in one of the CAB offices, one never knows the questions that might pop up. Here are some real-life examples: “I recently lost my supplier for calf fries… I would like to know if there are any suppliers that you know of.” […]

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Hot topics, Research
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How a breakeven works, Part III

Last time, I walked through the breakeven calculator for all those who want to dive deeper into the impact of carcass merit on feeder calf values. Now I want to plug in some real-world scenarios to show how this thing works. If you need to, catch up on Parts I & II of this series […]

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Hot topics, On the road
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Quality Beef – It Starts With You

As an upcoming CAB intern (officially this fall), I know that we often think about a few basic questions. What does it take to produce high quality beef? Good genetics? Certainly. Proper heard health management? Of course! But most of all it takes commitment – a commitment to managing for quality. This week I had […]

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