Date: Oct 07 2022Big Thinkers & Consumer Connection & Forage Management & Stockmanship & Sustainability
For Manny and Corina Encinias’ family of nine, sustainability runs deep. They are stewards of a legacy, working the land dating back to 1777, when the first generation began herding sheep in the nearby Moriarty community. Today they focus on cows well suited to the harsh New Mexico desert, fostering community strength and creating opportunities for others to follow in their footsteps.
Date: Apr 06 2022Forage Management & News Release
Grassland management is key to proving the net carbon footprint of the beef industry in the ongoing conversation of sustainability. As consumer demands evolve, attributes supporting beef’s responsible use of resources shift to the forefront. Sure, taste is still king, but premium brands like the Certified Angus Beef ® brand must adapt to stay relevant to the consumer.
Date: Jan 05 2022Big Thinkers & Forage Management & Sustainability
Rotationally grazing cattle is one of the best ways to manage the Prairie Pothole Region for waterfowl, for other ground nesting birds, for the general public, and for ranchers themselves, says Tanner Gue, a Ducks Unlimited biologist.
Date: Oct 28 2021Big 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.
Date: Oct 05 2021Big Thinkers & Forage Management & Nutrition & Sustainability
Sustainability is a hot topic of conversation, but the folks at Bradley 3 Ranch make it tangible with 60+ years of continual progress. Their work in developing the land, cattle and water have turned what was once called a ‘wasteland’ into a ranching outfit worthy of recognition. B3R is our 2021 Sustainability Award winner.
Date: Oct 04 2021Big Thinkers & Breeding & Forage Management & Sire Selection & Targeting the Brand
First-generation seedstock producers Kevin and Lydia Yon, along with their children, Drake, Sally, and Corbin, have been continuously improving their farm since they drove the first fence posts on what was a 100-acre abandoned peach orchard in 1996.
Date: Sep 22 2021Forage Management & Heifer Development & News Release & Nutrition & Sustainability
Before there were fences and farms in the Panhandle, stirrup high grasses owned the land. With time, they have dwindled to near extinction. And with time again, they’re resurrecting. Nothing is a one-year thought process. Just like building a fence, they determine whether their decisions will last the next 50 years.
Date: Sep 22 2021Cow Herd & Forage Management & News Release & Targeting the Brand
Establishing a world-class seedstock operation in the Southeast didn’t happen overnight, and the family humbly insists they’re no different than many others. Indeed, their vision, use of technologies, and dedication to deliberate improvement make them unique.
Date: Apr 20 2020Forage Management & NCBA Convention & News Release
Your powerhouse cow can’t grow a calf of the same caliber without the grass to match. That’s why forage management needs to adapt quickly to uncontrollable changes like drought. Record keeping and monitoring are key.
Date: Mar 29 2011Blog & Forage Management
An open attitude toward information exchange was one reason we asked Mike to host the Backgrounding for Quality field day at his ranch. It’s one thing to garner ideas, but another to put them into practice.