A hardware salesman and a hand surgeon walk into a bar…

Replace that last part with pasture and you’re in my boots a few months back. But for Phillip Smith and Dr. David Taylor, there’s no need for a punch line. Talking with the cousins from Ozark, Ark., it’s just a typical Tuesday afternoon. “Some of our skills overlap...

Nice little marketing program you’ve got there

“We’re supposed to dress like we’re going to a farm.” My son was convinced that a regular t-shirt and jeans wouldn’t do for his 2nd grade field trip last spring. They were headed to a local farm to do everything from a pasture walk to a tractor ride to learning to...
Angus cattle performance showcased

Angus cattle performance showcased

Angus cattle performance showcased   by Laura Nelson Winners of the 2013 Carcass Data Project (CDP) didn’t leave a lot of room for outliers. The top three contestants’ data in the Kansas Angus Association (KAA) annual contest were of exceptional quality and...

Carcass data that matters, part II

Yesterday, we talked about marbling and Quality Grades. Today, we conclude Paul’s advice on carcass data that matters. Muscling, primarily represented as ribeye area in carcass data, is an important element for producers to focus on. “This is a concrete measure of the...