Hot topics, Research
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How to break even, Part II

On Tuesday Laura shared a video on the breakeven calculator we created to help you estimate the value of your high-quality feeder cattle. You can download it for free here, then follow along as I walk through it.  A breakeven calculator is not a new tool and every feedlot manager uses one.  It takes expected selling price […]

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On the ranch
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Never stop learning

Here”s another fun entry from our Texas intern, Kristen Odom. Enjoy! I love everything about the cattle industry: the people, the process and the product! So, at the 2011 Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association annual convention in San Antonio last weekend, I was just about as close to Heaven as possible. The three-day event […]

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Hot topics, Research
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Calculating your breakeven, Part I

I love the western photography calendar I picked up at NCBA this winter. Each time I turn the page, I enjoy finding a new photo and quote about ranch life or cattle. Each time I turn the page, I also wonder… where in the world did the last month GO?! March flew by with me running […]

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Mythbusters
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What’s up?

Mythbuster Monday gets to the bottom of CAB’s acceptance rate hike You’ve heard this before: Often times if it seems too good to be true, it is. Like in the case of low-fat ice cream that claims the same taste as the original. (Whatever you do, don’t buy it folks. Get the real deal—trust me!) […]

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On the road
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The Southeast: full of hospitality and good Angus cattle

On the road to quality took me to Georgia and Alabama this week with two very good friends and colleagues: James Stice, of Kensington Angus, and Darrell Busby, with the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity in Iowa.  With James as our guide, we visited several commercial cow-calf producers in western and southern Georgia and eastern Alabama […]

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