On the ranch, The Purpose Driven Herd
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Doing time in the Limbo pen

Hey fellow seekers, They should have been shining stars of the herd, and maybe it will still work out. For 132, an AI-sired heifer out of an AI-sired heifer out of an AI-sired heifer, everything started out fine. But when the herd raced from one paddock of fescue to another of brome a few weeks ago, […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch
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Wordless Wednesday, wishful thinking

I don’t think it’s fair to say that it’s raining in Wooster again today… because it feels like it hasn’t stopped raining for weeks. But because I grew up in a place where rain was a scarce blessing; because so many are praying for much-needed rain right now; because my sweet grandma taught me if you don’t have something […]

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On the road
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Performance testing for profitability

Week before last, I traveled to Montana for the Midland Bull Test sale, a great place to talk to a lot of folks and share some information about raising cattle that will reach the Certified Angus Beef® brand specs.  CAB sponsored a portion of the CAB® Smoked Brisket that was featured at lunch on Friday […]

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Mythbusters
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Who me? I sell at weaning….

….so your messages don’t apply. Mythbuster Monday says, “Not so fast!” Everybody knows that the cattle industry has historically been segmented, with each link (from cow-calf producer to stocker to feeder) most concerned with how they can make the most money for themselves. But in the past few decades, much progress has been made toward […]

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On the road
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It isn’t REALLY Angus, is it?

On the road last weekend, on a personal trip, to Marysville, Kan., for a spring beef show.  My wife and I have three kids, all in 4-H, and all show cattle.  It is a lot of work, but we enjoy doing it.  I know there are those in the audience who thought we could be […]

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