Catching up on those quality records

It doesn’t sound like a busy salebarn café or have the same ambience as a back table at the farm supply, but I’d argue that our weekly supply team conference calls are a CAB version of a coffee klatch. We aren’t gathered around the same table (but video conferencing...
Why beef quality grades are improving

Why beef quality grades are improving

Why beef quality grades are improving   by Steve Suther Prices have eased, but a 10-year uptrend in beef quality from U.S. grain-fed cattle remains in place. That’s partly because lower quality beef has sold at a widening discount to average quality, says a beef...

Three cool takes from a decade in the beef biz

Ten years ago, my husband and I moved from Brookings, S.D., to an old farm house in Kansas. It was hot. The forecast showed an extended period of 100+ degree days and I wasn’t sure my northern genetics were cut out to live in that non-air-conditioned brick house. But...

Carcass data that matters, Part I

Carcass data. It’s both an awesome tool and, at times, an overwhelming puzzle piece that you just don’t know where to fit into your breeding and culling decisions. That’s why we sat down with Paul to get the scoop on what really matters and what data should influence...