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Doing what works

Doing what works

Doing what works  A few weeks ago I drove south and west of Oklahoma City, toward a town named Corn. With that name, I was not surprised to see that row crops and wheat have a big impact on agriculture here. But among the miles of crop ground I found a father-son duo...
They deal with it

They deal with it

They deal with it You can’t go anywhere in Nebraska (or maybe even a great chunk of the continental U.S.) without talking about how hot and dry it’s been. So it’s no surprise the weather came up on my visit to Zutavern Ranch Co. near Dunning, Neb., last week. Sure we...
CAB premiums at seven-year high

CAB premiums at seven-year high

CAB premiums at seven-year high Biannual packer survey shows cumulative contribution at $352 million by Steve Suther Demand for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand surged higher in 2011, which helps explain a 40% jump in packer-reported CAB grid premiums. Licensed...
Healthy gains hit quality target

Healthy gains hit quality target

Healthy gains hit quality target   The first step in achieving goals is to set them. That’s why feedyard managers aim for the best live and harvested performance, and that means a few points better than last year. Carcass value is especially important to those...