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Learning about cover crops, forage rotations, and general soil health and grazing practices from Shane Tiffany.
On the ranch, On the road
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Two consumers observe all facets of the beef industry.

As Kara was telling me the story of her weekend, I couldn’t help but appreciate the industry that we have chosen to work in even more. It seems that everybody has their own preconceived notions, and that’s OK. She spent that weekend in May with Josh and Leah, whose preconceptions made them curious of the […]

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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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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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