Black ink in the Black Hills

It’s not what most would call “ag land.” The Snyder family’s Piedmont, S.D., ranch hugs I-90 to the east and the Black Hills National Forest to the west. It would make a beautiful campground. “Our opportunities for expansion are sure limited because of where we live,”...
The matching game

The matching game

The matching gameTechnology, 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...
More than business

More than business

More than businessBeller Feedlot wins CAB Small Feedlot of the Year  by Miranda Reiman Nobody likes to lose a customer, but to see a cattle feeder get emotional over the thought of a ranching client having to sell out… that’s when you know his heart is really in the...
Small change$, big returns

Small change$, big returns

Small change$, big returns The 5% effect compounds in your bottom line   by Miranda Reiman Change doesn’t have to be dramatic and sweeping to make an impact. Bill Rishel, a registered Angus breeder from North Platte, Neb., says little gains in efficiency,...