Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  Fire Breathing Dragon

Baxter Black, DVM:  Fire Breathing Dragon

It was a picture that stopped you in your tracks; a magnificent sorrel stallion with nostrils flared, flames reflecting in his wild eyes, mane flying aloft and a ball offire roaring at the tip of his teeth!

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Spring Calvers Taking a Hit

Spring Calvers Taking a Hit

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Pasture-born calves in parts of the north, west and north-central U.S. are coming into an unusually cold world this year. Temperatures are as much as 20 degrees below normal.

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Mineral Mystery

Mineral Mystery

Kasey Miller

Angus Journal

“Minerals are essential for the proper function of numerous physiological processes. From a production perspective, proper mineral nutrition is critical for metabolic function, health and reproduction.

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Money May Not Make People Happy, But Happy People Make Money

Money May Not Make People Happy, But Happy People Make Money

Ranching for Profit Blog

I recently led a workshop in which I showed participants how to use benchmarks to identify profit drivers and pinpoint weaknesses in their ranch.  The benchmarks were created from taking actual data of highly profitable ranch businesses in our Executive Link program.    The benchmark for Income/FTE is $200,000.  In other words, in benchmark businesses the average employee produces about $200,000 of income.

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Factors affecting the percentage of cows cycling at breeding

Factors affecting the percentage of cows cycling at breeding

Glenn Selk


The breeding season is, or soon will be underway for those herds that have a spring calving program. The most important factors that determine if, and when, a cow returns to cycling activity were studied by Kansas State University reproductive scientists.

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Beef Cattle Numbers In Kansas Are Falling

Beef Cattle Numbers In Kansas Are Falling


Beef cattle numbers in Kansas are at their lowest level in 14 years because of the ongoing drought, but dairy herds are growing slightly to make up for lost production in other states.

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Grass vs. grain: which is best?

Grass vs. grain: which is best?

Barbara Duckworth

The Western Producer

Personal taste often determines whether people choose grain or grass fed beef.

“It depends what people are used to,” said meat scientist Mike Dugan of Agriculture Canada.

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