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What Makes a Really, Really Good Cow?

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  4 Comments

The best cow I ever bought was a real beauty. Her name was Miss Unaweep Rafter 145, and she came with some fancy registration papers and a bull calf at her side that my mother thought could be our next herd sire. I know old Unaweep was a good cow. She must have been – […]

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Bovine Art Appreciation – Paint Colors and Markings at the Sale Barn Tell You What You’re Bidding On

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about moving newly-arrived and unsocialized cattle around in our handling facility. There was a little video showing some of those cattle too. Along with some interesting comments, we got some questions from people who noticed that some of those cattle had numbers or letters spray-painted on their […]

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Answers to the Bovine Art Pop Quiz

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Answers to the Bovine Art Pop Quiz

Here are the answers to the Bovine Art Appreciation Pop Quiz. I run a seasonal operation with a focus on buying under-valued animals and increasing their value through grazing, calving and breeding. We also produce a small amount of burger for friends and family. In addition to translating the markings on each animal below, I’ve […]

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