Monthly Archives: November 2014

Buy High, Sell Higher

As you guys know, I’ve been harping on this for months. But I thought that it wouldn’t hurt you to hear it again from Dave. — jtl Dave Pratt Record cattle prices have increased the profit (or reduced the loss) … Continue reading

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Officials say economic outlook good for public land transfer, but keep study under wraps

That is one gigantic (800 page) DUH! Or it might be a good sized “so-what?” The FedGov is not going to let go of all that land easily because they do not want to transfer that much power to the … Continue reading

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From Patrick Bray at the Arizona Cattle Growers This afternoon the USFWS put out this press release. ACGA will begin reviewing the document this evening and give you further information as we get it. What we know so far: They … Continue reading

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El Nino to bring cold and dry conditions to Prairies

So what is the role of El Nino in anthropological climate change? (satirical sarcasm, in case you didn’t notice). Hey folks, they can’t even predict next week’s weather with any reasonable degree of reliability. — jtl, 419  by Dave Sims via … Continue reading

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6 Tips For Buyers & Sellers At A Cattle Sale

By  Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily Fall cattle sales offer opportunities for ranchers to expand by purchasing open and bred females. Here are six tips from Bob McClaren, founder and CEO of 44 Farms, for both buyers and sellers at a cattle … Continue reading

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Wintering Calves With Their Mamas Means Healthier Calves

By Heather Smith Thomas By calving later in the spring and wintering those calves with their mothers, three North Dakota producers say they develop healthier, heavier calves at less cost. Many stockmen are calving later in the year: April, May … Continue reading

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Lowline cattle on a mission

Go ahead. Ask Lowline breeders what their small-size cattle are good for. After over 70 years on this piece of rock called “the earth,” I’ve seen the “favored” type of cattle come full circle–with controversy at every turn. This makes a … Continue reading

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Bison killing to go on despite lack of proof

There has never been a documented case of Yellowstone bison transmitting the bovine disease brucellosis to domestic cattle… “Asking the right questions means making sure the right people with the right expertise and appropriate background are on the review panel.” It … Continue reading

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Is Ranching An Art Or A Science? Or Both?

By Burke Teichert in Strategic Planning For The Ranch Observation is important It’s an art to know ‘what, how, when and how much’ when managing a biological system for long-term productivity and sustainability. When I am engaged in managerial thought and decision-making, I often … Continue reading

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VIDEO: High density cattle grazing

Circle H Ranch uses temporary fences, wires to manage pasture grazing by Staff in Beef Cattle Livestock Brian Harper, Circle H Farms Photo: Meghan Mast“> Along with his family, Brian Harper runs a cow-calf and breeding stock operation at Circle H … Continue reading

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