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Award/contest winners, Hot topics
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Commitment you recognize

CAB brand seeks nomiantions for annual awards

Just when does the lifelong road to excellence start? For some, it seems it’s inherited as easily as blue eyes or a deep voice. For others, there’s a turning point, some life-changing event that causes a seismic shift in the way they do business or live their lives. I’m always looking for the clues as […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch
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When the Plan B scores an A+

Talking Hadrick’s heifers in Following the Calves

Before Mark Sebranek was a cattle feeder, he had a small cow-calf herd. He wanted to feed a load of cattle, get information back and capture more value from his genetic investment. “I was another one of those that some people don’t want to mess with: the small guys,” Mark says, noting he never found […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch
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Collide

“Laura, would you mind calling Dr. Freel.” Now there are some exceptions – preg checking, semen testing – where one of our large animal veterinarians is met with smiles when they drive through our gates. Otherwise that request comes with a frustrated shrug. From me, from my family, from anyone who’s reached their limit of […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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When Tom met Sally

Cattle are the focus of ranch stops but it’s often the people who pull me in. That’s not to say I didn’t stand atop a hill overlooking these beautiful Angus cattle and wonder, just for a second, how anyone could spend their days with anything else. But it’s still the people, each full of stories about […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch
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Following the calves: Not in South Dakota anymore

On paper, Mark Sebranek doesn’t own very many of the 28,000 head of cattle on feed at his Garden City, Kan., yard….but don’t tell his heart. “That’s my feeling—every animal out here is mine. How do I make the most money I possibly can?” says the 20-year manager of Irsik and Doll Feed Yard. That […]

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