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Cattle Feeding Posts

His will, their work

His will, their work

M&M Feeders now includes two yards, with Jamie Huyser tackling the daily tasks at Elm Creek and Daron helps manage operations at Lexington. Mel does everything from keeping up customer relations to driving the feedtruck, while Marvin handles commodity trading from his home in Idaho.

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Beyond a buzzword

Beyond a buzzword

It’s not the work of fancy technology, though spreadsheets of data and consultants lend their hand. It’s six generations of meticulous puzzle masters who focused on making better each piece of the bigger picture.

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$92 million reasons to aim high

$92 million reasons to aim high

Packers pay nearly $8 million per month in Certified Angus Beef® brand premiums, according to a recent survey. Those record high dollars come at a time when there’s been record quality through the system, too.

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Mindful management

Mindful management

Undetectable diseases are hard to cure. That’s why the industry is working to find new ways of treating liver abscesses. Tylan is effective, but as antibiotic-resistance concerns and conversations continue, its future is not assured.

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Capturing value for your calves

Capturing value for your calves

The way we market cattle trickles down to the cow-calf producer and how they choose to sell calves. Consumer dollars favor adding value to the end product, and it pays to start down that road while still on the ranch by retaining ownership.

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Sign of the times

Sign of the times

There has been a 7.4% increase in heifers harvested this year, while steers are down 0.4%. History shows fed heifers post higher marbling scores on average, yet we don’t see that reflected in the recent marbling trend.

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Promoting growth and grade

Promoting growth and grade

When it comes to growth implants in cattle, animal scientist Robbi Pritchard only worries about three things: getting enough premium if you’re not use them, using them wrong and using them with too little insight.

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All-in cattle feeding

All-in cattle feeding

Norm and Sharon Timmerman encouraged their children to follow their own passions. After college, Jason started with Timmerman Feeding, while CPA Kristin ran her own accounting firm and Ryan pursued a degree in business management.

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Own what you do

Own what you do

His push to get better and desire to win are as much a part of how he was raised—and people who mentored him along the way—as they are a personal philosophy. Probably why he earned the CAB 2019 Progressive Partner Award.

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