Mythbusters
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High-marbling cattle can’t survive our ________.

We may have just celebrated Mother’s Day, but I know one maternal figure many farmers and ranchers have a love/hate relationship with. You know, the one that can determine profit or loss in an instant, the one who changes her mind at a whim: Mother Nature. My heart breaks for those in constant fear of […]

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Hot topics, Mythbusters
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Crushing Meat Myths

Earlier this spring, we talked a lot about the stocker field day we hosted out in Hamilton, Kansas at the Collinge Ranch. From feedlot owners to veterinarians to university educators, we brought in as many cattle production experts that we could to bring insightful and useful information to stocker operators. These folks were all very well-received; I […]

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Hot topics
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It’s your job

We spend a lot of time trying to prove the value of ranch practices that add more work. We’ll look for studies that show, in dollar amounts, why a cow-calf producer should precondition or wean cattle (on the truck doesn’t count). It usually comes back to the best way to recoup that investment in full […]

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On the ranch
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ID is the key

Spoiler: read to the end and you could win free stuff I had interviewed the Fleenors by phone on a few different occasions but as Laura and I sat across the kitchen table from Mason and Diane a few years ago, I was struck by some in-person observations. Their house and appearances weren’t pretentious—in fact, […]

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Mythbusters
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Only one right answer?

Mythbuster Monday on implants I believe there are some areas of life where certain decisions are black and white, one way or another, where there’s only one right answer.But in the cattle industry, things are rarely that clear cut. Today’s myth is one of those. Myth–If I want my cattle to grade well, I have to […]

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