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 upstairs windows make...

Predictable cattle in a business that’s anything but

Steady. In a world where changes seems hard to predict, where prices are volatile and weather is, too, it’s nice to have something constant to rely on. That’s what Nebraska cattle feeder Terry Beller has in Montana rancher John Riley. “The cattle, they’re real...
Cattle feeding chat builds bridges

Cattle feeding chat builds bridges

Cattle feeding chat builds bridgesKansas brothers address beef marketers  by Miranda Reiman When it’s just not possible to bring 600 people from across the globe to the feedyard, the next best thing is to bring a little of that Herington, Kan., family operation to...
Big on quality

Big on quality

Big on qualityPoky Feeders wins CAB Feedlot Commitment to Excellence Award  by Steve Suther One of the largest cattle feeders in the country aims for high-quality results and hits that target every day. Poky Feeders, Scott City, Kan., turns 3,700 head per week, and...

Feed prices down, risk ever apparent

“You must manage your risk.” Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, has headlined the Feeding Quality Forum for the past six or seven years. He’s covered $2 corn to $8 corn, but that message remains constant. Sure, the risk changes, but it’s important to manage...