On the road
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They Just Don’t Get It!

On the road; not so much this week.  Although I made a quick, one-day trip to western Kansas, I was mostly within the confines of the office. Also, more time at home! Never would I pretend to be a bona-fide producer, but wife Karol and I have a small, hobby cowherd that we enjoy, and do […]

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Award/contest winners
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Full of good advice

7 nuggets of knowledge from this quarter’s AngusSource Carcass Challenge winner Have you ever heard of Millersville, Mo., producer Mike Kasten? If not, I must ask, “Where have you been?” Mike could be one of the most recognized commercial Angus producers in the country, making appearances on programs at the Cattle Industry Convention and Trade […]

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On the ranch
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Wordless Wednesday: Petrified?

Just for fun today, no particular take-home message…   This should surprise no one, but we found some interesting rocks on Rockytop. One of them looks a lot like a Certified Angus Beef brand strip steak, except it has the wrong kind of marbling (stone). And then there’s the short rib cut we found that is […]

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On the road
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We only look expensive….

Returning from a trip to Oklahoma recently, I passed through Yates Center, KS.  Just north of the intersection of highways 54 and 75, on the west side of 75, rests “Berts Tavern“.  Take a look: The sign reads: “Berts Tavern – We only look expensive”. Anyone with any sense of humor has to find this […]

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Mythbusters
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The skinny on backfat

 Mythbuster Monday on trait relationships Certain things just go together: peanut butter and jelly; socks and shoes; margaritas and those cute little cocktail umbrellas. But this morning we’re going to talk about two things that are married in many producers’ minds, but need to go through the big D. Backfat and marbling. Myth: Cattle have […]

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