Hot topics
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The farm to food connection

Factory farms, grass-fed vs. grain fed, antibiotics and hormones—these are all buzzwords foodservice and retail folks hear every day. As a farm kid, with a four-year agriculture degree and now five years as a professional in the industry, I feel pretty confident explaining, defending and sharing the facts with consumers. But those on “the other […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch
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Stocker pre-grass management that pays

One of the best things about a ranch field day, except maybe the “conference room” view, is getting a chance to see the inner workings of another guy’s ranch. It’s one thing to garner ideas; it’s another to see them in action. Last week we were out at the Collinge Ranch in Hamilton, Kan., where owner Mike Collinge […]

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Mythbusters
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Show me the money!

Mythbuster Monday addresses funding Did you know Certified Angus Beef LLC is a non-profit company? It’s not volunteer run nor do we make desperate fundraising calls, like others that might come to mind in that category. (I can assure you that I make salary. As much as I love my job, I do have to […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch
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What a cattle feeder wants

As a meeting coordinator, I always squirm just a little when an audience member stands up, addresses the speaker and says, “I don’t really have a question for you… more of a comment.” You never really know what kind of tirade might come after an introduction like that. But last Wednesday, it was a good […]

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On the ranch
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An outlook with a view

With a stiff spring wind whopping against the sides of the big event tent, Mike couldn’t help but make a joke to start the afternoon off. “All I can say is, if this tent starts to go, everybody better grab a rope and hold tight. I suppose it’s kind of like the cattle business — […]

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