Monthly Archives: February 2014

8 Steps For Stress-Free Handling Of Cattle On The Range

By Temple Grandin via Beef Magazine People who are just beginning to learn low-stress cattle handling methods on the range need to start on foot and learn how to move with slight body movements. FOLLOW LAND AND LIVESTOCK INTERNATIONAL ON … Continue reading

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The $1,000 bull vs. the $10,000 bull

Taken from Chapter 16:  Ranch Accounting and Financial Management of A Handbook for Ranch Managers by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume Ranch Budgets and Budgeting: Other Uses for Budgets (Note: the numbers used in this budget are arbitrary and were … Continue reading

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Bringing Federal Land under State Control – Cactus Thorns

Bringing Federal Land under State Control – Cactus Thorns.

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10 Estate Planning Tips; PLUS: How One Farmer Gifted His Estate

Being the land rich and cash poor makes succession one of the most important things the ranching industry need to address. — jtl by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily Here are 10 tips to get your succession planning on the right track. … Continue reading

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Top 5 Qualities Consumers Want In Beef (You Might Be Surprised!)

by Joe Roybal in BEEF Editors’ Blog Kansas State University research finds that the “social values”  of food choices are less important to shoppers of livestock food products than a safe and quality eating experience FOLLOW LAND AND LIVESTOCK INTERNATIONAL … Continue reading

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BEEF DAILY

FOLLOW LAND AND LIVESTOCK INTERNATIONAL ON FACE BOOK! El Niño Could Bring Rains To Cattle Country By: Alan Newport for Beef Producer The Pacific Ocean is warming off the U.S. coast and implying we could return to the El Niño … Continue reading

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New Book Release: Combat Shooter’s Handbook

Originally posted on Flyover-Press.com:
“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.…

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Industry Competitiveness Requires Structural Shift

by  Wes Ishmael via Beef  “Under the existing business model, the U.S. cattle industry manages all fed beef as if it were destined for the center of the plate at a white-tablecloth restaurant,” notes Rabobank cattle economist Don Close. “The … Continue reading

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What’s The Best Way To Market Beef Calves This Year?

These guys make it way to complicated–something that can always be expected from an academic. We use a much simpler and more effective approach. See How to Get Rich from Drought and Bad Cattle Prices taken from Chapter 7: A Handbook … Continue reading

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Cattle Numbers Must Increase To Maintain Infrastructure

“Market signals for expansion are strong and growing, and the industry is poised to respond. We know what we want to do; we just don’t know what Mother Nature is going to let us do.” Those of you who planned for … Continue reading

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