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Hot topics, On the road
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Foundation not easily shakin’

“Hey there, kid, what’s shakin’?” I had exactly one conversation with Herb Holzapfel before he began answering my phone calls like this. I teased he had a voice for radio. He shrugged. If so obliged, it’s not that he wouldn’t fit voiceover work into his already booming schedule; rather, he’s just not interested. He’ll stick […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Functional, successful, profitable

Good cattle, good people, and good cattle people. These are simply three of my favorite things on this Earth. A couple months ago, I had the chance to spend my Friday afternoon with all three at the same time while visiting the Thoeny Ranch in eastern Montana. Steve and Pat Thoeny both grew up in ranching […]

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Hot topics, Research
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Reproduction matters, Part I

It’s really hard to raise a high-quality calf if the cow doesn’t get pregnant in the first place. A few weeks ago I attended the two-day Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) Symposium, held this year at Oklahoma State University. I’ve been to ARSBC before and always find the combination of research and real-world […]

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Lessons learned

We’ve been told time after time that we can’t have our cake and eat it, too. But it turns out that sometimes we CAN! Don’t believe me? Let me introduce you to Tim Adams, a commercial Angus producer I visited near Wakefield, Kan. More than 20 years ago, when Tim started his cowherd from scratch […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Volunteering to learn

When you ask for volunteers, you just never know what you’re going to get. I can’t imagine what George Perry, South Dakota State University reproductive physiologist, was thinking when a producer stood up at a local Extension meeting and offered to work with him on research. But I know what he’s thinking now: “Within his […]

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