Daily Archives: February 23, 2010



In an effort to make managing the 20 section ranch more efficiently, the boss bought Jake a Ranger, a 4-wheel drive muscle car ATV.

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One Cow, One Calf, Every Year

One Cow, One Calf, Every Year

Progressive Farmer/DTN

Rhonda Brooks

One high-quality calf per cow, every 12 months. That’s the No. 1 goal for Ohio cattleman Keith Burgett and his sons, Phillip and Bryan.

To reach that objective consistently, the Burgetts use detailed management practices with their seedstock herd of 260-plus Black and Red Angus.

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Happiness is a Dead Animal

Happiness is a Dead Animal

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

Consumers have a split personality when it comes to animals and meat. They love “happy cows” making California cheese, and they get outraged when they see downer animals in PETA videos and want chickens to run free. Yet, they also demand that their meat products be low-cost, government-inspected, tasty, and easy to prepare.

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Steve Cornett:  How Would You Spend the Checkoff Dollar?

Steve Cornett:  How Would You Spend the Checkoff Dollar?

Beef Today

If the folks who allocate your beef checkoff dollars asked, where would you suggest they spend the most time and money? What is the most important problem facing the cattle industry?

I bring it up because they did just that. They asked.

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Cattle award-winner shares the success

Cattle award-winner shares the success



Mark Riechers and his family, who operate Riechers Beef located west of Darlington, feed and market 1,000 to 1,400 steers annually — enough to meet the needs of a Platteville-sized community for a year.

Last weekend, Riechers received the 2010 Cattleman of the Year from the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association.

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Commentary: What I Would Tell The President

Commentary: What I Would Tell The President

Steve Foglesong, NCBA President

BEEF Magazine

In talking to cattlemen and women across the U.S., I’ve discovered when all is said and done, cattle people are optimists. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be in the cattle business. On our operation in central Illinois, we’re about to start calving, just like some of you.

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The Future of Cattle Feeding

The Future of Cattle Feeding

Ryan Cody

NewsChannel 10

Ethanol production in the United States is becoming bigger business by the day. And all of the ethanol plants popping up across the nation use corn to produce their product. But not all parts of an ear of corn are necessary for that production, leaving a valuable by-product that could be the future of cattle feeding in our area.

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