News Release: Less Feed, Less Money

Less feed, less money by Miranda Reiman When it comes to stocker nutrition, an old-fashioned strategy might be the way of the future.That’s what Dale Blasi, Kansas State University (K-State) Extension beef specialist, said about limit-feeding calves in the growing...

News Release: Blockchain for the Beef Chain

Blockchain for the beef chain by Katrina Huffstutler The IBM brand isn’t often associated with the cattle business. But that may change, thanks to the tech giant’s IBM Food Trust and its use of blockchain. That’s just what it sounds like: blocks of information that...

News Release: Lower heifer costs, not fertility

News Release: Lower heifer costs, not fertility

Lower heifer costs, not fertility by Katrina Huffstutler It’s a great time to own cows, but only if you have a competitive cost structure with the right genetics and management to compete in today’s marketplace, Rick Funston said. The reproductive physiologist with...

Blog: Time tested

Blog: Time tested

  Time tested We’ve dubbed it the “smiling house.” On my family’s regular route through the Sandhills, there’s a lonely old place, rain and time have left the wood devoid of color. Yet, with its classic, square farmhouse design—and a little imagination—its two...

Blog: Hard work, luck and smarts

Blog: Hard work, luck and smarts

  Hard work, luck and smarts Sometimes it’s easy to see where a person is and forget where they’ve been. It’s easy to stare down the success in the here-and-now, without even a glance at their past. When I learned Gerald Timmerman won our Feeding Quality Forum...

Blog: A packer buyer’s favorite cross

Blog: A packer buyer’s favorite cross

  A packer buyer’s favorite cross As the Brand the Barn intern, I’ve attended a lot of barn celebrations this summer (18 to be exact). Each time I’m struck by the variety of people in attendance. Sometimes, it’s a seedstock operation and bull buyers attend. Other...

Blog: Putting it in perspective

Blog: Putting it in perspective

  Putting it in perspective “You know, a dredge ditch…” I was explaining the Minnesota farm I grew up on and I was met with blank stares from some of my South Dakota State University classmates. “…where you drain water off the field,” I continued. They looked...

CAB at 40: The beef community’s brand

CAB at 40: The beef community’s brand

CAB at 40: The Beef Community's Brand by Laura Conaway The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand turned 40 this year, tapping into an increased well of available and qualified cattle, up 25% in two years. With annual global sales reaching beyond 1.2 billion pounds...

News Release: More CAB Stimulates More Demand

News Release: More CAB Stimulates More Demand

More CAB stimulates more demand by Steve Suther The long-term growth in premium beef production, market share and demand is starting to redefine overall beef demand and how it is measured. Economic theory suggests more supply will lower the price, and higher prices...