Date: Sep 29 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Nutrition & Post Weaning & Targeting the Brand
Expert guidance from Dusty Abney at Cargill Animal Nutrition shares essential strategies for optimizing cattle nutrition during droughts, leading to healthier herds and increased profitability in challenging conditions.
Date: Sep 29 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Nutrition & Post Weaning
Understanding what constitutes value takes an understanding of beef quality and yield thresholds that result in premiums and/or discounts. Generally, packers look for cattle that will garner a high quality grade and have excellent red meat yield, but realistically very few do both exceptionally well.
Date: Sep 25 2023Breeding & Cow Herd & Grid Marketing & News Release & Post Weaning & Premium Potential & Retained Ownership
Troy Anderson, managing a Nebraska ranch, focuses on breeding thriving maternal cows that will grade premium Choice and Prime, while respecting livestock, people and land. Anderson Cattle receives the 2023 CAB Commitment to Excellence Award. Their journey includes improving genetics, feeding home-raised and purchased calves and using data for better breeding decisions, all with a bottom-line approach.
Date: Sep 25 2023Cattle Feeding & News Release & Post Weaning & Premium Potential & Retained Ownership
While Magnum hasn’t always had pens filled with Angus-influenced cattle, they’ve invested in infrastructure, improved quality-based marketing and sought better genetics. Their dedication to detail and employee appreciation drive their success to high-quality beef production.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Breeding & Cow Herd & Forage Management & Maternal Function & Post Weaning & Premium Potential & Sire Selection & Stockmanship
Progress is a necessity on the Guide Rock, Nebraska, ranch where Troy Anderson manages a commercial Angus herd, small grower yard, his 10-year-old son, and a testing environment. Troy’s approach includes respect for his livestock, people and land. For that, Anderson Cattle was honored with the CAB 2023 Commercial Commitment to Excellence Award.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Grid Marketing & Post Weaning & Premium Potential
Thirty-five thousand cattle may fill these pens, but it’s the Gabel family who set the tone for each day. Steve and Audrey persistently create a people-first culture, echoed by their son Case and daughter Christie, who work alongside them in the yard office. The Gabel’s drive to effectively hit the high-quality beef target earned Magnum Feedyard the CAB 2023 Feedyard Commitment to Excellence award.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Cow Herd & Post Weaning & Premium Potential & Retained Ownership & Stockmanship & Sustainability
Most sane folks don’t choose to go into business with Mother Nature. She’s a fickle and unpredictable partner. So, how did two people with zero agricultural background, no generational land, wealth or genetics carve a profitable partnership with her in Southwest Kansas? By focusing on progress and a desire to leave things better than they found them – which also earned them the CAB Sustainability Award.
Date: Dec 02 2022Feeding Quality Forum & News Release & Post Weaning & Premium Potential
Quality starts long before feedyard rations reach the bunk, and it weighs heavily on the bottom line. Brian Bertelsen, vice president of field operations for U.S. Premium Beef, discussed marbling’s impact on grid marketing at CAB’s annual Feeding Quality Forum.
Date: Oct 07 2022Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Post Weaning & Premium Potential & Retained Ownership
For Hands, there’s no short answer to anything. Problems are approached with thoughtful consideration to every possible outcome. Solutions are executed with care. It’s more than a suggestion on how to treat everything from people to cattle to equipment, it’s simply the Triangle H way. They work to be the best in everything they do – a mindset that he’s passing on to his daughter.
Date: Oct 07 2022Big Thinkers & Breeding & Breeding Technologies & Post Weaning & Premium Potential
The Bootheel 7 brand that marks the hips of the Wasserburger’s cow herd could stand for the seven state wrestling titles held between three boys in the fourth generation, but that mark far predates their competitive drive. It’s been the brand carried by Wassserburgers looking for the ‘W’ since the homesteading era.