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A successful separation, part 1

Weaning. It’s one of the most critical times in an animal’s life. A time when any little thing going wrong (or right) could have a lifelong impact on performance. This week, we’ll share some of our top tips for making the best of the situation in our three-part series...

Think about weaning

Hey Seekers, Is it ever the wrong time to think about weaning calves? I don’t think so–it’s always on my mind. Better to have plans for them before they are born than look at their growth-spurt at five months and consider alternatives. The drought may have...
Crucible for quality

Crucible for quality

Crucible for qualityThe Taylors win CAB honors  by Steve Suther In this decade, Jimmy and Tracy Taylor’s data-driven herd south of Cheyenne, Okla., expanded to its practical capacity of 600 Angus cows on 12,000 acres in 38 pastures. Last year, 315 steers and heifers...

Why weaning matters

A couple weeks ago, I shared a parenting challenge hoping it would spur you to think about weaning plans. You might think, “Why does CAB care about weaning?” Well, the animal scientists on our team say weaning is a pivotal point. They pore over tons of research each...

It’s your job

We spend a lot of time trying to prove the value of ranch practices that add more work. We’ll look for studies that show, in dollar amounts, why a cow-calf producer should precondition or wean cattle (on the truck doesn’t count). It usually comes back to the best way...