Don’t Let Thin Livestock Happen Sample, Test, Allocate and Balance

Don’t Let Thin Livestock Happen Sample, Test, Allocate and Balance

Keith Johnson, Nick Minton

Purdue University

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Colin Woodall is Calling a Spade a Spade

Colin Woodall is Calling a Spade a Spade

Oklahoma Farm Report

In September, it was announced that Colin Woodall would be the new Chief Executive officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, leaving his position with NCBA in Washington and moving to Denver. Since taking over, he’s taken on the role of being an advocate for the organization and the beef business. Woodall says, “You know we just aren’t going to tolerate the ridiculousness of the detractors out there, whether those detractors are cattle producers, whether those detractors are uninformed consumers, or whether those detractors are activist groups.

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Buying a bull? Run the numbers

Buying a bull? Run the numbers

Jordan Thomas

Progressive Cattle

Bulls are an investment, and just like all investments, some pay off and some don’t. If you are making a bull purchase this fall, you want to have some confidence you are making a good investment, so let me ask you this: Do you approach your bull-buying with the same level of due diligence you approach your other investments?

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Computer System Is Another Way Cattle Producers Can Connect With Consumers

Computer System Is Another Way Cattle Producers Can Connect With Consumers

Loretta Sorensen
Progressive Farmer

For anyone trying to understand what blockchain is and what it could mean for the U.S. beef industry, Wyoming state senator and beef producer Ogden Driskill describes it as “source verification on steroids.” A fifth-generation rancher, Driskill still owns and helps manage his family’s Campstool Ranch, located at the foot of Devils Tower, in Crook County

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Are my hamburgers hurting the planet?

Are my hamburgers hurting the planet?

Sarah Kaplan

Washington Post

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

You may have heard that cow flatulence is contributing to climate change. Here’s the good news: Cow farts aren’t that bad for the environment. The bad news: Their burps are a real problem.

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Cow-calf producers responding to market events and the beginning of a beef cow sell-off

Cow-calf producers responding to market events and the beginning of a beef cow sell-off

Elliott Dennis

Progressive Cattle

The Holcomb, Kansas, packing plant fire has certainly been a black swan event – rare, unpredictable and has had dramatic effects on the cattle industry. These dramatic effects have ranged from massive sell-offs in the futures market, record packer profit margins, coupled with increases in Saturday harvest numbers, and volatile feeder and fed cattle prices.

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Stored Forage for Cattle: Winter Feeding Challenges

Stored Forage for Cattle: Winter Feeding Challenges

Chris Forcherio

Purina Mills

Forage is a cow’s number one nutrient source, but it’s also the most expensive, especially come winter. Stored forage for cattle can create challenges, but it’s important to make the most of it.

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