Hot topics, Research
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Start early to make calving season a breeze, Part I

I’ll start this post by getting one thing clear: I am NOT a morning person. I never have been. My family knows this better than anyone, which is why it shocked me so much to receive a 6 a.m. phone call from my father the other day. He called just to chat – it was […]

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Mythbusters
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Three ways to learn about what you produce

Mythbuster Monday says where there is a will, there is a way A few years ago I wrote a story on the value-discovery programs put on by Extension and breed associations across the United States. At that time I found 22 futurities or feedouts, and I’m sure there were others. I dedicate this edition of […]

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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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