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BeefTalk: Would You Prefer Doggies or Dogies?   ( 2007-12-21 )
Santa messed up, but it was not his fault.
BeefTalk: It’s Always Nice to Talk Cattle   ( 2007-12-20 )
Fortunately, there are producers who can lend some wisdom to the cattle business.
BeefTalk: It’s Not Cheap to Raise a Good Ranch Horse   ( 2007-12-13 )
BeefTalk: Where Do All the Colts and Fillies Go?   ( 2007-12-06 )
The cost of maintaining, growing and training a horse is escalating, but the market has gone away.
BeefTalk: Beef Techie – Maybe a New Career   ( 2007-11-29 )
Perhaps the concept of a new television, disc player or surround-sound system, with individual remotes and interfaces, has arrived in the beef barn.
BeefTalk: Animal Identification and Disease Management are Closely Linked   ( 2007-11-21 )
The beef industry needs a modern, effective system of individual accountability.
BeefTalk: A Burden or Opportunity?   ( 2007-11-15 )
The need for a calving book that records data points along a calf’s life is essential.
BeefTalk: The Key and the Calf Have Value   ( 2007-11-08 )
It is very obvious that producers are seeking an unencumbered market environment that allows buyers from around the world to bid on their calves.
BeefTalk: Forward Thinkers Always Are Needed in the Beef Industry   ( 2007-11-01 )
Some organizations seem to have a purpose or function that extends through time.
BeefTalk: Buy a Scale   ( 2007-10-25 )
Now is a good time to think through just what generates dollars in the beef business.
BeefTalk: Load’em Up and Bring Those “Doggies” Home   ( 2007-10-18 )
A few brief discussions are held to reminisce about the days when all the cattle were herded home, but those mainly are memories.
BeefTalk: Opportunity Comes with Intensity   ( 2007-10-11 )
The need to increase management intensity to meet the expected opportunity must be met.
BeefTalk: Replacement Heifer Roundup   ( 2007-10-04 )
There is something universal about replacement heifers for all cattle producers.
BeefTalk: Stress-free Calves – No Hot Shots, Whips or Sticks   ( 2007-09-27 )
The goal in weaning is to have a calf simply walk away from the cow herd, start eating on its own and never look back.
BeefTalk: Is It Ever Too Dry To Grow a Plant?   ( 2007-09-20 )
With the prices being offered for crops, most producers have to ask themselves if they could have squeezed out a little more production.
BeefTalk: The Willow Stick and Water – Can’t Live Without It   ( 2007-09-13 )
Water was and still is the major source of life.
BeefTalk: Don’t Forget That Every Good Rose Has Good Thorns   ( 2007-09-06 )
In agriculture, as in many industries, those who survive tend to be thick-skinned.
BeefTalk: Change Is Slow, But It Is Coming   ( 2007-08-30 )
Positive thoughts and actions are occurring in the beef industry.
BeefTalk: Animal Identification Slowly Is Becoming a Maze That Goes Nowhere   ( 2007-08-23 )
Little did those who established the principle of heterosis and promoted the development of crossbreeding programs realize just how badly they upset the applecart.
BeefTalk: What Happened to the Calving Book?   ( 2007-08-16 )
Given the intensity and desire expressed by cattle producers, the calving book is a critical part of the beef operation.
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Health and Environmental Concerns of Indiscriminate GMO Adoption in Agriculture  (2018-09-19)  Producers need to keep an eye on scientific developments in agriculture and international health and food policies.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Market Cows and Bulls Rather Than Cull  (2018-09-20)  No herd should have any cull cows or bulls.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: I’m Spillin’ the Beans  (2018-09-20)  Dry edible beans are nutritious and have several health benefits.  FULL STORY
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