Our Flight to Minnesota

March 30, 2018 0
By Ralph Chain I’ve had some pretty interesting experiences in my acquaintance with Jake Graham. At one time we use to feed sheep. Jake ran a feed grinder for George Kech. He would grind hay […]

Longhorns in Dallas

February 26, 2018 0
By Ralph Chain Several years ago we made history in Dallas. The city of Dallas contacted Wes and Cody Sander from the Woodward Ranch and wanted us to drive a herd of Longhorn steers in […]

Digital Dermatitis

February 23, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM All cattle producers at some time will deal with a lame bull, cow, or calf.  Bovine lameness is associated with lost production, reproductive inefficiency, premature culling, and increase cost due to […]

The Importance of Copper in Beef Cattle Reproduction

January 19, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM According to Dr. Keith Bailey, the director of the Oklahoma Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL), copper deficiency has been a common finding in late term cattle abortions and stillbirths over […]

Weekly Market Report: 12/8/17

December 12, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek KC wheat continues to set new contract lows closing at $4.18/bu. on Friday. Opportunities to price new crop wheat remain elusive as the market fails to move higher. The last run stalled […]

Weekly Market Report: 12/1/17

December 5, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek Feeder cattle prices have followed the anticipated price pattern that was detailed in previous reports. The final “shoulder” is formed, traced by the black curve, and prices are at support near $150/cwt. […]

Life of a Ranch Wife

November 8, 2017 0
By Lanna Mills Branding is a practice that has been used by cattlemen for hundreds of years. Brands were made famous by the cowboys of the old west, yet hieroglyphic evidence shows that ancient Egyptians […]

Weekly Market Report: 11/3/17

November 6, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek Feeder cattle futures continue to show strength moving above $160/cwt. for the first time in over a year. Good beef demand and strong prices for 600+ pound calves have given the fuel […]

Weekly Market Report: 10/20/17

October 24, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek The October Cattle on Feed Report offered another surprise to cattle markets with larger than expected placements. Compared to a year ago, placements in feedlots increased 13 percent to 2.15 million head. […]

Weekly Market Report: 10/13/17

October 16, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek The October WASDE report contained some surprising information. Most notably was a reduction in the estimated yield for soybeans of 0.4 bushels. That may not sound substantial, but new crop plantings increased […]
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