Tuesday, June 19, 2018

As one result, we calved the first quarter of our herd a month before the first day of spring with no losses. Our calves should be the healthiest ever.

The rat race is real, even on the ranch. Sometimes you have to take a wider view to see the progress you've made.

Set long-term goals for improvement by making changes to your daily routines.

In the cattle business, these changes in technology are about us, too, from genomics to technology in the field.
Angus cattle grazing

Critics are coming down on multitasking as a robber of focus, especially when it calls for complex interactions that distract from the primary task.
beef cattle on pasture

Today you can “DVR it.” Dodge Variation Rapidly, that is. DNA tests are proven game changers in making focused genetic advances more quickly.
beef cattle on pasture

When it comes to your cattle, you should be pleased if planning and selection created a set of calves that can satisfy the next owner all the way to beef consumers.
grazing

A manager of the smallest herd can still use most of the science and animal husbandry of a large, commercial ranch.
Calf in hutch

A baby calf nursing for the first time . . . if everything’s going right, it might look a little peaceful. But no matter how serene it may seem on the outside, what’s happening inside is a fast and furious defense system.
Angus cattle grazing

To get to where we are today, certain things had to happen a certain way.
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