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Steps to profitable ranching

“I don’t know how many people have told me ‘ranching for profit’ is an oxymoron,” says Dave Pratt. Full story.

Graders get it right

The accuracy of USDA Feeder Cattle Grade Standards is high, according to a recent study. Full story.

Assess yourself

Could some simple changes reduce stress and improve performance in your operation? Full story.

By any other name

A pork butt is a pork butt, until it isn’t. Full story.

GM confusion

We’re living in what many are calling the “information age.” Yet, confusion reigns over many important issues, and our easy access to information — and misinformation — helps fuel that confusion. Full story.

Features MORE

Steps to profitable ranching

“I don’t know how many people have told me ‘ranching for profit’ is an oxymoron,” says Dave Pratt. Full story.

Graders get it right

The accuracy of USDA Feeder Cattle Grade Standards is high, according to a recent study. Full story.

Assess yourself

Could some simple changes reduce stress and improve performance in your operation? Full story.

Markets MORE

Economic Indicators: Production markets costs show improvement

Cattle prices have disappointed ranchers and feedyard operators since mid-winter, leaving the industry struggling with constant losses. Full story.

Stocker/Feeder Markets: Demand weakens as spring arrives

Despite a late-month rally, all classes of stocker and feeder cattle posted declines during April, according to Drovers/CattleNetwork’s 50-market auction summary. Full story.

Markets: Replacement female prices stronger

Demand for breeding-age replacement females surged higher during April, despite unusually cool weather that delayed the grazing season. Full story.

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By any other name

A pork butt is a pork butt, until it isn’t. Full story.

GM confusion

We’re living in what many are calling the “information age.” Yet, confusion reigns over many important issues, and our easy access to information — and misinformation — helps fuel that confusion. Full story.

Departments MORE

Profit Tips: Facilities - Water improvements during drought

As drought continues across much of the country, watershed specialists from Kansas State University offer these tips for providing water to livestock. Full story.

Profit Tips: Pasture Management - Consider seeding legumes

Adding legumes such as clovers or alfalfa to grass pastures can provide multiple benefits, say University of Wisconsin Extension specialists. Full story.

Profit Tips: Cow-Calf - Decisions on calf implants

Although the performance benefits of pre-weaning implants are well documented, many ranchers choose not to use them for various reasons. Full story.

RTV-X Series Utility Vehicles

Get ready for a whole new RTV experience. Kubota RTVs have been the best-selling diesel utility vehicles in North America since ... Read More

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