Hot topics, Research
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Feedlots must focus on efficiency, grade

You recently met Gary Fike, our beef cattle specialist from Kansas. His counterpart and partner in feedlot focus is Paul Dykstra, who resides in Chappell, Neb. He’s our local guru on beef grading trends, and he’s certainly got a way with numbers that could make any economist blush. Enjoy!  – Laura My recent feedlot visits […]

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On the road
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Working together for a quality bull sale

On the Road to Quality took me to Buffalo, Okla., recently for the Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Angus Association’s 70th annual sale. It was held on Wed., Feb. 16, at the Harper County Fairgrounds.  My understanding was that this sale started out as a Hereford and Angus bull sale, started with the assistance of a […]

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On the road
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On the road to quality

Meet the newest contributor to the Black Ink blog I’ve always been pretty passionate about beef cattle and beef quality, that is why my position as a Beef Cattle Specialist for Certified Angus Beef has fit me so well since I joined CAB in 2004!  From the first time I began to get acquainted with […]

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Mythbusters
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Flattery, shmattery…it’s just Angus confusion

Mythbuster Monday addresses a common issue  “They’re only trying to flatter us,” I remind myself as I bust this myth yet again. It’s one I tackle at every industry event and during lots of ranch visits and at every church potluck, on every airplane ride and at nearly every community gathering. In short, it’s probably […]

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Hot topics
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Demand still favors higher quality

What a wild beef market these days!       I’ve read articles that assume beef prices are going up simply because cattlemen have demanded more in the face of higher corn prices. Of course it’s not that direct, but true in the long run because of supply and demand. The recently narrow spread between Choice and Select […]

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