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We’ve all see the iconic poster of Uncle Sam used to recruit soldiers for World Wars I and II. It’s our turn. No, we’re not trying to build an army here at Drovers CattleNetwork, but we are working to build something. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Breakfast on the Uphaus Farm

As a rule, I hate made up words, especially if they're created for marketing purposes. I'll give 'ag-vocating' a pass, though, because it's an easy and obvious concoction that does a good job of self-describing what is means. FULL STORY »

Risky Business report on climate change ‘insurance policy’

Another new report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States” takes a look at the range of consequences that could result from climate change. FULL STORY »

Mixed emotions in the beef industry

The beef industry is experiencing a wide range of emotions at the current time. The level of excitement is obvious as cattle and beef prices have pushed even beyond record levels of earlier this year. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Do the math

For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements. The $537 indicates the recent costs to keep a cow for the year. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Wild and woolly

In most big cities, there’s a proliferation of food trucks parked on downtown streets and serving hordes of lunchtime diners. And a few are pushing the boundaries of what’s on the menu. FULL STORY »

Practical research at U.S. MARC Play video

Chad Engle, who manages livestock operations at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (U.S. MARC) near Clay Center, Nebraska, describes the center’s cattle herds, genetic evaluations and feeding trials. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Mayo mania

What does mayonnaise have to do with baby chickens? A relatively new activist group hopes its shock-treatment video will inspire consumers to connect — and reject — the two. FULL STORY »

I’m a Drover: American cowboy, American soldier Image Gallery

At first glance, Bill Brodie comes across as a tough customer. Brown hair, sprinkled with gray, is covered by a stiff-crowned ball cap, partially shielding skin weathered from years spent out in the sun. Taking a step, his right leg remains stiff — wooden memorabilia from the jungles of Vietnam. FULL STORY »

Fetal programming from an expecting mama’s point of view

In about a month, my husband and I will welcome our first child into the world. Over the past eight months, I have paid extra attention to what I put in my body, ensuring that I am not just consuming enough but consuming the right amount of the right stuff. But how do my efforts at “fetal programming” compare to what cows go through before and during gestation? FULL STORY »

Maintain momentum for BQA Play video

Consumer preferences and the value of cattle add to the importance of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification and adherence to BQA guidelines. FULL STORY »

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