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Feedlot Focus

Yearling Health in the Shadow of Drought

By: Lyndee Stabel

Fall can be a challenging time at the feedyard. Calves are coming in from all over when weather is widely variable, and drought conditions in recent years only magnified the health risks. Though many areas have seen… Continue reading →

Stocker Special

Selling vs Backgrounding 2014 Calves

By: Warren Rusche, South Dakota Sate University Extension

So far 2014 has been one for the record books when it comes to the cattle market. Increased cattle values combined with less expensive feed have dramatically changed the outlook for cow/calf… Continue reading →

Cow/Calf Corner

A New Test for Ranking Forage Quality

By: Heather Smith Thomas

Hay quality has a big influence on animal performance. Beef producers often use analytical tests, and look at the test results for crude protein (CP) and fiber components (ADF and NDF) when sending in hay samples.… Continue reading →

Company News
Marketing & Management

Bears or Bulls?

The last couple of weeks in the cattle market gave hints to the bears in the marketplace that, technically, the high may have been posted for the year. There are a lot of bears that can’t believe this bull market… Continue reading →

Are You Partner Material

By: Don Tyler

Every year I speak to college classes about going back and joining the family business. I give them a list of 10 questions they need to ask themselves before they make that decision, and 10 questions that… Continue reading →

Beef News

Beef Bites

Wanting a quick, easy and tasty recipe to whip up this weekend? Tater Tot Casserole is always a favorite! tater-tots-casserole_6479

Ingredients 
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1 lb lean ground beef
1⁄2 medium onion, chopped
10 1⁄2 oz can condensed… Continue reading →