November 2013: Did you know…
The beef topic of the year was already the decline in cow numbers, when it would end and what it all means. Then came the tragic October blizzard, with hardship and losses in western South Dakota that are beyond the scope of any quick analysis. FULL STORY »
How prolific are your sires?
Allison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis beef geneticist, talks about research on sire prolificacy and how DNA can aid in finding the bulls that make a ranch the most money. FULL STORY »
Sysco rep says quality counts in the beef industry
Sysco is one of the largest foodservice distribution companies. Hear what their customers demand and why that matters to cattle producers. FULL STORY »
Where back fat, marbling and money meet
It’s a wonder any cattle feeder can judge the marbling inside the ribeye by guessing fat thickness just under the hide. It shouldn’t work, but grid marketing of finished cattle is largely based on this acquired skill. FULL STORY »
Ag advocates connect to the consumer
Troy and Stacy Hadrick are South Dakota ranchers and founders of Advocates for Agriculture. They talk about why it's so important to connect to consumers and how their ranch management has been affected by those relationships. FULL STORY »
Make plans for the annual Angus convention in Louisville, Ky.
American Angus Association’s annual event conducts business and celebrates the breed. FULL STORY »
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