Wednesday, November 25, 2020

If you make a living on a ranch, that's a success. Just living on a ranch is a success. Heck, just taking one more...

As you tag another calf and write the information in that little book, do you ever think about how well it will hit the...
angus calf/steer

In an industry where 75% Choice is barely average, cattle need to start with genetics that can reach higher grades than yesterday.

It takes so many plants to make a stand, cows to make a herd and drops to make a rain. Before turning that herd out to pasture, you look for enough plant mass to support their grazing. If you’re watching a couple of bred heifers for a month, you might as well be watching 20 or 30.
Angus cattle grazing

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

When making decisions, weigh the evidence carefully.

Consumers have to know as much as possible about beef value at today’s prices — they are not willing to buy known unknowns or even unknown knowns.
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.

"It made me mad!" That's what a Montana rancher told me when talking about the first carcass data he ever got back. "I got tired of...

As we get ready for preweaning shots and deworming, I think these calves are in the homestretch.