Tag Archives: 30 days of ag blogging

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Every number has a story: 36.8 million

Where were you when beef prices dropped? Admittedly a bit on the dramatic side, but I’m sure more than the location you recall what it felt like when the high rewards we’d grown accustomed to took a tumble. Thankfully with opportunities to achieve premiums such as qualifying for Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand still […]

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These calves come from a long line of high-marblers.
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Every number has a story: 35th

I fondly remember the first beef production classes I took in college and the fundamental ideas that were impressed upon me as an ambitious but incredibly naïve student. One that I recall most vividly is the concept of matching the cow to the environment and the bull to the market. It always made sense to […]

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Every number has a story: 7 hours

It’s Black Friday and whether or not you’ve been hitting the stores for hours already, there’s no denying you’ve seen a lot of numbers since that last bite of Thanksgiving supper. To some, it’s a shopper’s paradise. For others, a dealer’s dilemma. You’d just as soon not see another $ until the New Year, and […]

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Every number has a story: $4.52

Turkey or ham. Turkey or ham. Turkey or ham. If 30% of consumers consider beef roast as “appropriate for a holiday meal” (according to recent polling), why in a family of beef producers do I have turkey and ham at every holiday gathering?! The likely answer is tradition. Although there’s a bright spot (and perhaps opportunity?) […]

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Every number has a story: 23%

I used to worry that my local grocery store checkers thought I was a vegetarian. After all, it’s a rare occasion that I put meat on the conveyer. Not unlike many in the ag community, my family has a deepfreeze full of protein (both sides of the family raise pigs, chickens and cattle). During normal […]

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