Tag Archives: Angus cattle

2017_05_mr_Stomprud-24
On the ranch, On the road
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The green-hand, fourth-generation rancher

“That was a close one.” You might say that as you narrowly miss a car accident, or when a cow runs by and not over you, but for cattleman Jay Stomprud, it’s the first expression that comes to mind when thinking of his pre-rancher life compared to today. Growing up an “Army brat,” Jay lived […]

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winterTtB
On Target, On the ranch, The Purpose Driven Herd
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Targeting the brand for fun and profit

Winter is coming, but we’ll be ready. The longer hours by the fire will come in handy for planning a great 2018 for our purpose-driven herd, too. That includes breeding and culling toward the ideal, and targeting the brand, as the logo above suggests. I’m proud to associate with the logo because it is “aspirational” for the herd. I will select […]

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2017_03_CAB JohnnieHubach-12
On the ranch, On the road
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The Footsteps We Follow

“Now, I don’t want you to focus on just the carcass on this deal,” he said as we pulled off the gravel road to a pasture approach. It was a soft-spoken plea, not a demand, but still: Gulp. Pit in my stomach. Had something changed in the past 15 years since Senior Editor Steve had […]

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Hot topics, Research
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These doctors have a new prescription

Revisit your old rules for backgrounding cattle

A dozen years ago when my husband got his master’s degree in agronomy, he was doing work in precision ag. Looking for ways to reduce phosphorus runoff from manure application, he applied it at varying depths. Yield monitors, grid soil sampling and GPS guidance helped chart results. Ever since, I’ve generally tied precision ag squarely […]

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2017_05_mr_Snyder-9-1
On the ranch, On the road
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Black ink in the Black Hills

It’s not what most would call “ag land.” The Snyder family’s Piedmont, S.D., ranch hugs I-90 to the east and the Black Hills National Forest to the west. It would make a beautiful campground. “Our opportunities for expansion are sure limited because of where we live,” Ken Snyder told me, as he and sons Andrew […]

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