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With no way to get feedback from buyers, Hugh turned to commercial DNA testing to "get a picture" of his calf crop.
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Getting there fast

From DNA, Montana ranchers get information they couldn’t get anywhere else

“I’m calling because I read your story.” To a journalist, calls like that can generally go one of two ways: either someone wants more information or they want you to know you got it wrong. But this particular call I got recently brought me back in time, to my visit to Hugh and Shandi Bradley’s […]

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Winning in extra innings

From baseball to beef, Braden Schaal proves hard work pays off

Wow, this guy is so lucky, I thought when Steve and I visited with Braden Schaal of Schaal Cattle Company last spring. The young Burlington, Colo., rancher says, repeatedly even, that he was nothing less than blessed when eight years earlier he was given the opportunity to buy a ranch. He was 24 then…I am […]

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The herd that calmed my nerves

I woke up nervous. Let’s be real, I went to sleep nervous and a few hours of rest didn’t eliminate that feeling in my gut. I was headed to a ranch, there was a lot of snow and I had never photographed cattle in that white stuff before. But if there’s ever a family to […]

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A story unfolds

A story teller. That’s one of the few things I knew about David Zeiset going into my visit with him near Chickasha, Okla., last fall. Soon after I toured his front pasture at the home site, I got to hear the stories of how the farm that used to have Herefords and Holsteins ended up […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch
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Following the Calves: Rapid change

A move. Three kids to transition to a new school. Taking his wife hours from her family and career. These were not small considerations. When Troy Hadrick contemplated managing his family’s commercial Angus herd near Faulkton, South Dakota, change was a given. It was even part of the allure. “One of the things I wanted […]

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