From average to elite

From average to elite

From average to elite by Miranda Reiman The cow-calf world knows two distinct groups, often mutually exclusive, says Ryan Noble, of Yuma, Colo. “On one hand, we have the high-octane, high-input, high-production, high-return operations that are geared to go big,” he...

Answers out the window

I expected a typical interview. If I’m being honest, maybe even a rushed one. I’d called Jordan Willis on the fly just a week earlier, asked him if I could snag an early morning on his Wyoming ranch. “North of Randolph you’ll come to a junction,” he started. “From...

One-man show, part I

“I’m going to be my own person,” Jim Moore said as we bounced around in a beat up pickup, checking cows and talking life. His answer was in reference to heifer selection, but it fits the cowman’s character. “Sure I’m a little old fashioned,” he’d tell me later. As if...

That much better?

That Much better?Predicted beef dollars really add up  by Miranda Reiman Cattle genetics have made big improvements since the American Angus Association released its beef value ($B) index in 2004.Often called “dollar beef,” it was one of the first tools to combine...

Getting there fast

“I’m calling because I read your story.” To a journalist, calls like that can generally go one of two ways: either someone wants more information or they want you to know you got it wrong. But this particular call I got recently brought me back in time, to my visit to...