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Fall Cattle Journal: Photos from a summer of drought and fire

October 11, 2017 — Try hitting “play” on the song below as you scroll through these photos from a tough summer for cowboys and cowgirls all across the West. “The Cowboy Song” Written by Amos Stagg Pushin horns weren’t easy like the movie said it was And I don’t

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Heifer Or Bull — You Decide: More Commercial Cattleman Exploring Sexed Semen To Add Value To Calf Crop

February 14, 2017 — Despite the price tag and lower conception rates, the popularity of using sexed semen in dairy and seedstock operations has grown in recent years. Now, thanks to advancements in accuracy and conception rates, commercial cow-calf producers are seeing it as a viable option to add

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Building Better Replacement Heifers

February 14, 2017 — Managing heifers is a double-edged sword. On one hand, as the future of the cowherd, heifers are an important investment. However, due to their management needs and the two-year delay before they put a check in the bank, managers need every tool possible to make

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Optimizing Cattle Performance On The Range & Rail

February 14, 2017 — It's been said that cattle are much like employees; they work for the rancher, not the other way around. And the test of a good employee is whether or not the cow can thrive under the unique conditions a producer presents her with. Whether it's

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Early Weaning Calves During Drought Conditions

February 14, 2017 — Drought conditions are nothing new for western cattle ranchers, but it makes it tough to keep cows fed and run a profitable ranch without enough grass. Controlling the rain and subsequent grass growth is not something any farmer or rancher can control. However, ranchers can

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The Cattle Journal – Beef & Business 2017

January 17, 2017 — Welcome to The Cattle Journal – Beef & Business 2017. Our 300+ page “big book” features advertisements from major seedstock producers in the business and includes stories about research, management, animal health and producers who are constantly striving to improve the cattle industry. Read and

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Fair Shares: Making a Share Agreement Work

December 27, 2016 — Cattle need grass, and grass, well, it needs cattle. But sometimes a person finds himself or herself in a pickle with grass but not cattle, or cattle but no grass. An individual in this situation could consider seeking a share agreement. Many in the cattle

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South Dakota’s only animal health lab seeks to renovate & expand

December 27, 2016 — When the avian influenza and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus hit the poultry and pork industries in recent years, researchers at the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL), located in Brookings, S.D., worked to quickly respond to these contagious diseases, limit the spread

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A Hand Up: Programs help youth get started in agriculture

December 27, 2016 — The livestock industry is a capital intensive business. Seldom does any rancher leap headfirst into buying a sustainably-sized cattle herd; most are built over time. With a little hard work, research and creativity, young people can get a jump start on their own herd at

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Raising Ranch Kids: Ranch moms share advice on raising kids and livestock together

December 27, 2016 — I was blessed to become a mother in June 2014, and having my daughter Scarlett certainly turned my world upside down in so many ways. Admittedly, there were times I struggled to find a balance between my duties as a first-time mom and my responsibilities

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Get Hired: What skills and education are ag employers seeking?

December 27, 2016 — For a lot of people, a career in agriculture starts with on-the-job training as soon as you can walk. But if you weren't born into it, or want to get into a different segment of the industry, there can be some pretty high hills to

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A rose by any other name

October 6, 2016 — It isn't the fact that another generation has joined the family cattle-buying business. It isn't even the fact that a young ranch girl with a fresh college degree has returned home to work alongside her dad in their large heifer development and feeder calf backgrounding

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From A to Z: Active cattle are Zancanella’s goal

October 6, 2016 — They might not technically be more active, but cattle given Matt Zancanella's product are expected to feel Why would a professional team roper from South Dakota be involved with a cattle supplement company? Matt Zancanella says he became enthusiastic about the product nine years ago,

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Montana Beef Ambassador: Krista Callantine

October 6, 2016 — 1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background in the beef industry. I was born and raised on a ranch north of Belgrade, Montana where we raise primarily Black Angus cattle with a few club calves for market shows. My sister and I

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Nebraska Beef Ambassador: Ashtyn Shrewsbury

October 6, 2016 — 1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background in the beef industry. I'm from Alliance, Nebraska and I grew up working with my family on our commercial cow-calf operation. As I got older I became involved with my local FFA chapter where I

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North Dakota Beef Ambassador: Ashley Giedd

October 6, 2016 — 1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background in the beef industry. I am currently a senior in Animal Science at NDSU. I come from a diversified agricultural background. My family runs a herd of registered and commercial Hereford cattle and farms. I

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South Dakota Beef Ambassador: Kaley Nolz

October 6, 2016 — 1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background in the beef industry. I am currently a sophomore at South Dakota State University. I am studying Agriculture Business with a minor in Legal Studies. I grew up on a Limousin cattle ranch, northeast of

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Wyoming Beef Ambassador: Laura Noble

October 6, 2016 — Tell us a little about yourself and your background in the beef industry. I'm a fifth generation cattle rancher from Cora, Wyoming. I'll be starting my senior year of high school in September and plan to attend a community college in Wyoming thereafter to study

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Fall Cattle Journal 2016

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A Helping Hand Project H3LP! focuses on horses, humans and honesty

September 29, 2016 — Guthrie Ducheneaux doesn't usually have bad days. Not because nothing ever goes wrong in his life, but because he won't let it turn into a bad day. "I try my hardest every day to never have a bad day. So I'm doing alright." That positivity

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