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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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Following the Calves, On the ranch
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When the Plan B scores an A+

Talking Hadrick’s heifers in Following the Calves

Before Mark Sebranek was a cattle feeder, he had a small cow-calf herd. He wanted to feed a load of cattle, get information back and capture more value from his genetic investment. “I was another one of those that some people don’t want to mess with: the small guys,” Mark says, noting he never found […]

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Calving for Keeps

Following the Calves: Cantrell’s calving season update

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Glenn Cantrell’s Lone Grove, Okla., and Rush Springs, Okla., ranches. “We’ve had 97 calves born in 11 days,” the 82-year-old cattleman says with a grin as he invites me to join him and his wife, Mary, at the dining room table. When I last visited Glenn, it […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch
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Friends and neighbors 1,000 miles away

Following the calves: Keaster cattle at Loseke Feedyard

Ranchers living in these parts of rural America know a thing or two about “long distance neighbors.” After all, the small eastern Montana town of Circle has laid claim to “the location farthest from a Starbucks in the continental U.S.” Montana and Nebraska ranked third and fourth in one report of the states with the […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch
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Following the calves: Proud to pass it on

“I don’t want to be the generation that screws it up.” South Dakota rancher Troy Hadrick told me that as we discussed all the changes he’s seen in four years at the helm of his family’s commercial Angus herd. “I marvel at what my grandfather was able to do coming through the Depression and keeping […]

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