Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 ways to spot an out-of-towner at the coffee shop

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 ways to spot an out-of-towner at the coffee shop


  1. He acts like he’s never seen a spittoon in a fine restaurant before.
  2. He’s sniffing to identify the aroma mingling with bacon and eggs that seems to be coming from the other patrons’ boots.

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Forward-Thinking On Winter Feed Pricing

Forward-Thinking On Winter Feed Pricing

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

For most cattle producers, hay is the go-to feed during those long winter months. This year, however, many commodity-based feed ingredients may seem like a bargain compared to those big, round bales. The key to adding pounds and maintaining body condition at the lowest possible price point is building the right mix to take advantage of local markets for byproducts and seasonal price lows.

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Saddle & Sirloin to honor Rob Brown

Saddle & Sirloin to honor Rob Brown

Western Livestock Journal

R.A. “Rob” Brown, Jr. of Throckmorton, TX, has been selected as the 2018 inductee into the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery. He represents the fourth generation of the Brown family ranching legacy in Texas.

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Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Focus on Transportation

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Focus on Transportation

Rob Eirich

University of Nebraska

Transportation plays an important in cattle production. The majority of cattle in the United States have been transported with a stock trailer or semi cattle truck at least once in their life time.  Data on transportation was collected in the 2016 National Beef Quality Audits for both fed cattle and market cows/bulls being moved to harvest facilities.

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When should they go?

When should they go?

Heather Smith Thomas

Canadian Cattleman

We all want to sell our cattle at the best times and in ways to make the most money, but just when is that. The short answer is, it depends.

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Farm Bill Conference Committee Meets

Farm Bill Conference Committee Meets

Hoosier AG Today

The farm bill conference committee’s first public meeting Wednesday came with just ten legislative days to complete and pass a new farm bill. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts chairs the committee, working on now his eighth farm bill as a lawmaker. In his opening statement, Roberts told the committee, “Time is of the essence. Let us work together to get this done.” The farm bill conference committee is composed of 56 members, including nine Senators and 47 Representatives.

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Use Fresh Water Tanks

Use Fresh Water Tanks

Shelby Mettlen

Angus Beef Bulletin

Hot, dry summers often mean hauling water for cattlemen across the country. Whether the windmill quit or the pond went dry, it’s the time of year when producers roll out plastic tanks to ensure their cattle have access to water. Every year, Steve Ensley, veterinary toxicologist with the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Kansas State University, gets the same call: A producer hauled water, and now he’s got dead cattle. After a particularly devastating loss in western Kansas earlier this year, Ensley stressed the importance of delivering clean, chemical-free water to cattle.

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