Picking a partner

More time, more information and more money. What producer doesn’t want all three? It’s possible — with the right feeding partner. I visited with Paul the other day about the selection process. As a beef cattle specialist for the brand, he works closely with feedlots...

Exponential Impact

What do you get when a researcher and a CPA decide to buy 6 registered Angus cows? Well twenty years later Trevor and Torri Lienemann of Princeton, Neb., have four kids, a 300-cow seedstock operation and lots and lots of data. It was the numbers that Trevor had never...

Risking it

“He loves it here….and I love him,” Gaye Johnson told me when I greeted her and her husband Dee at their northeastern Wyoming place earlier this summer. I have yet to visit a ranch that I didn’t find beautiful, but Dry Fork Land and Cattle has to rank right up there...

What grumps?

Monday I told you cattle feeders aren’t scary people. To some, that may seem like an odd comment, but I make it because I wonder why producers with questions about their feeding options don’t just call a feeder. Not only are they not scary, they’re also generally very...

A step toward the next step

When I was with foodservice distributors a couple weeks, ago I heard somebody ask: “Well then, why doesn’t every rancher own their cattle through the feedyard?” To that guy it seemed like a logical step, building relationships and gathering information. But then we...