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Cattle Breeds 101: Brahman

When you walk into to cattle barns at the fair, there’s one breed of cattle many people will remember. It’s those cows with the big floppy ears and that big ole hump on their back. They come in shades of gray, red, and even spotted. They’re kinda like gentle giants. These cattle are Brahmans and […]

Learning Something New: Artificial Insemination

It’s a 3 hour drive back to the house, across the Tennessee River and on highways unknown. Maybe it’s enough time for my fingers to thaw and feet to warm. After standing in the cold barn with snow cover all day, I’m mighty glad to remember the thermals and thick socks. I learned a new piece […]

Cattle Breeds 101: Maine Anjou

Maine Anjou (commonly referred to as Maine) has always been one of my favorite breeds. Like many other cattle breeds, many of the cattle are predominantly black to appeal to current marketing strategies. I love the Maine crossed with an Angus for a moderate frame, good milk production, and heavy bone structure and muscle score. I once […]

Visit from a Non-Farmer for a Day

How would I work differently if a non-farmer/rancher followed me around on the farm for a day? Well, my first impulse is to say I would not do anything differently, but every time someone visits the house I make sure the house is picked up, the dishes are done, and the dirty clothes are stashed […]

Talking Heifer Development

In case you missed it… Every other Thursday evening I co-host a twitter conversation all about forage and livestock. We’ve covered topics ranging from hay production and storage to heifer development and cattle grazing systems. It’s like a coffee shop where all the cattle and forage addicts come to hang out for an hour or […]

How Do Consumers View Cattle Production?

Yesterday Amanda Radke shared an interesting email from a reader of her Beef Daily column. It’s a grossly disturbing viewpoint of cattle production, pulling scenes from many documentaries and films. I’ll share the viewers message below. What would your response be to such statements? “Amanda, all animals processed conventionally are super-stressed out, terrified, and their […]

Cattle Breeds 101: Beefmaster

It’s Finally Friday! This means another round of cattle breed facts; a series of Cattle 101 posts where I cover different breeds beef cattle. Facts will be shared from American Breed Associations and the Oklahoma State Cattle Breed Database. This week I share the origins of the Beefmaster breed. Many modern cattle producers would be […]

Cattle Breeds 101: White Park

It’s Finally Friday! This means another round of cattle breed facts; a series of Cattle Breeds 101 posts where I cover different breeds beef cattle. Facts will be shared from American Breed Associations and the Oklahoma State Cattle Breed Database. The American White Park is a large white breed with black or red points (ears, […]

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