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Focus Under the Hide

Date: Oct 28 2021

Big Thinkers & Canada & Cow Herd & Forage Management & News Release

From the bulls they buy, the cows they cull and the grass their cattle graze, each decision is evaluated based on how it affects the ranch’s economics, the land and family. This management style earned the Niznik family the Certified Angus Beef 2021 Canadian Commitment to Excellence award.

Prime of his life

Date: Oct 01 2021

Big Thinkers & Breeding & Cow Herd & Post Weaning & Retained Ownership & Sustainability

Ross Humphreys’ adept gait tells of many days in and out of the saddle checking his herd, fence lines, water tanks, and grass availability. Yet at 72, he can still drop down and roll under the barbed wire fence quicker than most men half his age. But Humphreys is not your typical cowboy. He’s a chemist, book publisher, family guy, conservationist, and rancher.

Calculating your breakeven, Part I

Date: Apr 05 2011

Cow Herd & Feeder Calf Marketing & Research

It won”t be long until spring has flown past, summer is creeping by and we need to start making tough cattle marketing decisions. Maybe you calve in the fall and these decisions are really quickly approaching: Sell now or keep them on grass? Retain ownership, partner or send them to the auction barn? How much will the cost of feedstuffs impact those decisions?