Tag Archives: marbling

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Keeping after it

“You’re a great mom!” When people say that, I hope it’s true. But sometimes the remark comes as I’ve just luckily (somehow) managed to get through church with relatively quiet, happy children for an entire service. Sometimes strangers say that when we’re at a restaurant. They’re impressed we have six little people at the table, […]

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Catching up on those quality records

It doesn’t sound like a busy salebarn café or have the same ambience as a back table at the farm supply, but I’d argue that our weekly supply team conference calls are a CAB version of a coffee klatch. We aren’t gathered around the same table (but video conferencing helps us feel connected!), we don’t […]

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Every number has a story: .53

Decades of data from Certified Angus Beef ® brand licensed packers show a typical pen-average fat thickness for finished cattle of 0.53 inch, with a range in those averages of less than .25 to more than 1 inch. Although 0.4 was long considered the target, data across the last 20 years points to barely finished cattle […]

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Every number has a story: .51

I could have put up .46 or .43, the average marbling EPD (expected progeny difference) for current registered Angus sires and dams, respectively. But we reach a lot of commercial producers who are shopping for bulls. And .51 is the average marbling EPD for non-parent bulls this fall, like the ones you’re bidding on and/or […]

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Raising the Steaks

A Rancher’s Guide to Applied Meat Science

I’ve never been much of a gambler myself. Maybe I value my money too much. It’s possible I take enough other risks and therefore have never had an urge to sit down at the table and leave my financial fate in the hand of a dealer. But in the cattle business, I think it’s fair […]

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