Tag Archives: Prime beef production

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On the ranch, On the road
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This shoe fits

Quality is passed on at Kusser’s K Lazy K ranch

It was a two-mile walk from the Stephan Indian Mission to the open space of Hyde County, S.D., prairie that Jerry Kusser’s great-grandfather called home. The man knew the walk well. The German immigrant came west with a wife and young children to build shoes for the pupils at the school, but by night he […]

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Hot topics, Research, The Meat Market
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Not there yet

We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she’d ask, “Are we ALMOST there?” Turns out 12 miles is a really long way when there’s the anticipation of a playdate. But I get it. I like that sense of […]

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Less cattle, more Prime

Less cattle = more Prime? It doesn’t take a mathematician to think, “Something doesn’t add up.” Fed steer and heifer harvest is down 6.2% for the first 32 weeks of the year, but it’s no even distribution across all quality grades. “In pounds of Prime, we’re up 2.5% to 3% [from 2013], and adding in […]

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