Thursday, July 18, 2019
angus beef cattle

There are a thousand ways cattle production can go wrong, but one often forgotten is the risk associated with producing a bad steak.
Old farm

There are differences in the journey, but also similarities of how a producer ends up looking back on a career in agriculture with more wins than losses.
office desk

It takes a disaster to reprioritize the things we always knew were significant, but thought could wait until tomorrow.
cattle

Having “good cattle” isn’t a destination you reach-you have to keep after it.
Beef cattle grazing

A few months ago, a veterinarian wrote a column on ideal cow size, naming 750 to 900 lb. as the ideal with little more than "observations" to back it up.
Dairy calf

Don’t quit studying and looking for innovation. But don’t miss the miracles. The everyday operations of farm life can help you connect with consumers.
cow

No matter what trait or suite of traits you’re trying to improve, expected progeny differences help you design exactly the kind of herd you want.

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.
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