Daily Archives: February 22, 2012

Classes of Cull Cows

Classes of Cull Cows

Troy Smith

Hereford World

Most cattle folk understand the concept of carcass quality grade. They’re familiar with the terms Prime, Choice, Select and Standard. They know those terms relate to the amount and distribution of intramuscular fat (marbling) visible in the ribeye muscle.

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Ranchers Should Pay Attention to IRS Dos and Dont’s

Ranchers Should Pay Attention to IRS Dos and Dont’s

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

People in the livestock and horse industries are already hardpressed with IRS audits and difficult rules requiring the showing of the intention to make a profit despite ongoing losses.

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Cattle ranchers find themselves alone on the range

Cattle ranchers find themselves alone on the range

Stacy Finz

San Francisco Chronicle

Tim Koopman is the first of four generations of cattlemen to take a second job, outside of his Sunol ranch. While both of his adult children own small beef operations, they too earn their livings from careers other than ranching.

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Farm Kids Targeted in Rewrite of Federal Labor Law

Farm Kids Targeted in Rewrite of Federal Labor Law

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

After a stinging blowback from a farm labor proposal that would hit at the heart of farms and ranches everywhere, the Department of Labor has taken a step back. But the fight is far from over.

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The Beef Industry and what’s important in selling steaks

The Beef Industry and what’s important in selling steaks

Ivan G. Rush

Tri State Livestock News

I know quite a few ranchers that have started calving Fortunately, the weather has been very favorable for calving which helps make it more manageable and less stressful. No matter when producers calve, it increases the work load but it is the most exciting and rewarding time of the year.

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Three generation 4H family runs cattle business

Three generation 4H family runs cattle business

Cindy Crain Newman

Midland Daily News

Leo Myers of Larkin Township showed calves at the Midland County Fair in the 1940s and 1950s. So did five of his children, including Trish Myers Steele. Now Trish’s two teenagers — Chandler and Chase — are continuing in the family tradition.

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100 Beef Cow Advantage Program

100 Beef Cow Advantage Program

Susan Allen


The 100 Beef  Cow Advantage  program helps young aspiring ranchers earn not only a degree but develop a business plan for building a cow herd on today’s Open Range, stay tuned. There are many young people (like my son) who have a passion for ranching  but weren’t born into a ranching family.

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