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Do Your Calves Have Winter Coats?

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Most of us have one or two winter coats.   Sometimes we wear more than one coat at the same time.   Winter is a time of shorter days and colder temperatures.   Unless you live in the tropics, you need to wear a coat most of the time during the winter months. God created cattle to have […]

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Don’t Let a Down Market Get You Down

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Leasing Pasture, Marketing, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Don’t Let a Down Market Get You Down

When times get tough, the tough start…thinking differently. Kit shares some things to keep in mind when building a new cattle business or keeping your current operation profitable.

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Cattle Market Trend Line Moving Up

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

I subscribe to a weekly market summary put out by The Cattle Range every Saturday morning.   These weekly updates always begin with a 10-Day Market Trendline and a 30-Day Market Trendline.   These give me a quick overview of our markets and where they might be headed. The Trendlines are indicators of overall cattle/beef market strength […]

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Let Your Environment Help You Choose Your Replacement Heifers

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Let Your Environment Help You Choose Your Replacement Heifers

Last week we ran Kit Pharo’s article about why ear tagging newborn calves isn’t necessary. One reader wondered how this affects choosing replacement heifers. Here’s Kit’s response. Question: “Hi Kit, I was wondering how you select replacement heifers from your herd – or do you have some suggestions on how I should select my heifers?” […]

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Don’t Ear Tag Your New Born Calves

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  14 Comments

Many cow-calf producers think it is sacrilegious to not ear tag calves at birth.   Most do it because they have always done it.   Several years ago, the PCC Discussion Group came up with several “Kooky Notions” that the members used to have.   Ear tagging calves at birth was one of those kooky notions. I’m sure […]

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