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Following the Calves, On the ranch, On the road
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Maternal instincts, predictable cattle

Following the calves: It’s a two-way street

Some may take offense to comparing a herd of kids to fresh calves or a mom’s eye to maternal instincts, but I don’t think it’s out of line to say ‘fetal programming’ had a role in how each Loseke kid is developing a passion for the beef business. All four were riding feedlot pens in […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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That is adaptability

Adaptable (adjective): able to adjust oneself readily to various conditions On Monday evening a few weeks ago, I began my internship with the Black Ink team. I was nervous. While it’s exciting, the unknown terrifies me, and the possibility of making mistakes and the nagging thought of being in over my head weighed heavily on […]

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Nice to Meat Ya: Ruth Ammon

If you walk into Darnall Feedlot–whether you’re lost on the quiet western Nebraska county road or you’re a rancher looking to feed some cattle–there’s a smiling face that’s sure to greet you. Meet Ruth Ammon. At first glance, she may look like a typical administrative assistant, answering phones and doing bookwork. But if you were […]

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On the road, Uncategorized
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Salt of the Earth

On a recent trip to Iowa, I was able to take my 9-year-old daughter Grace along with me. She didn’t have school for a couple of days, due to parent-teacher conferences. I’m on the road, quite often, and when I get the opportunity, and it works into the schedule, sometimes one of my kids come along. One of […]

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Beef’s a trip day 10: Working together to make ’em better

David Trowbridge. Gary and Lane Darnall. Dale Moore. Scott Keeling. Just stating those names brings up a deep sense of admiration among our team. They’re only a handful of the dozens of CAB-licensed feedlots we work closely with. They’re some of the most focused guys we know. They join Terry Beller on that list of some of […]

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