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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On the road
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Kansas Angus Association Carcass Data Project

An “on the road” visit to McPherson County Feeders near Marquette, KS, netted this photo of some of the cattle on feed for the Kansas Angus Association Carcass Data Project (CDP).  The purpose of this program is to see how seedstock producer cull bulls (and their customers calves as well) and heifers will perform in […]

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