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...
On Target: Unintended consequences?

On Target: Unintended consequences?

Unintended Consequences? by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. You hear more about mature cow size and growth potential of calves, now that profit ebbs and flows with the cycle. We’ve written about mature size, but not much about how to use the relevant tools to change it. So now,...
In the shoes of the customers, buyers

In the shoes of the customers, buyers

In the shoes of customers, buyers Seedstock panel addresses ways to capture value of good genetics   by Miranda Reiman Angus bull buyers paid record-high prices in 2015. The calves from those sires are going to market now, and breeders should be helping their...
The matching game

The matching game

The matching game Technology, economics, consumers dictate cattle feeding   by Miranda Reiman Cattle have changed. If your management hasn’t, animal scientist Robbi Pritchard suggests you take a look to be sure it’s still relevant. The South Dakota State University...

Every number has a story: 35th

I fondly remember the first beef production classes I took in college and the fundamental ideas that were impressed upon me as an ambitious but incredibly naïve student. One that I recall most vividly is the concept of matching the cow to the environment and the bull...