Many cattlemen have an idea of how grid marketing works, but we still get a number of questions as they’re digging through carcass data. Knowing more about it will undoubtedly help producers create cattle that fit a grid, and ultimately their customers' needs. Paul Dykstra will present a free webinar, "Understanding grid marketing and carcass data," Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m.
In fall 2019, the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand created the Rural Relief Fund as a way to rally their community to provide support. Two big events in Washington state and Iowa called for its help this year.
“We’ve seen the value of buying cattle off of one ranch or off of a bigger group of cattle from people who are really invested and improving their genetics.”
“We try to be constant learners and get better every day in whatever we’re doing. With our faith, with our sports and activities, with our school and learning and with our work around here. We try to make ourselves and those around us better every day.”
When so many decisions in 2020 were reactions to repeated rib punches, it’s hard to catch your breath long enough to make plans.
Humans developed over millennia to hunt and herd. When it’s time to move animals, instincts send us out with a purpose but sometimes little th…
Hidden beneath the hide, minerals act behind the scenes to maintain general function. When cattle can’t access all the minerals they need, reproduction rates drop, tissue growth diminishes and illness sets in. That’s why mineral supplementation underpins any cattle operation.
Antimicrobial resistance might sound like a challenge straight out the headlines, but it could become awfully personal when you find routine a…
If USDA Choice were a basic Volkswagen, U.S. cattlemen should be producing the Audis and Porsches made by the same company.
Premiums for high-Choice and Prime cattle keep sending value signals, even if just word of mouth. If you’re a cow-calf producer, it may be har…
Undetectable diseases are hard to cure.
Showing a little of the humanity in ranch life – what may sound simple was a significant role for cattlemen at the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand’s conference. One South Dakota Rancher spoke about the hardships endured with this spring's blizzard.
Tom Field says consumers are demanding more of their food products, and he believes farmers will benefit from brands on the label.