Divide and Conquer

By : Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Assistant Professor, UT Beef Cattle Extension Specialist “The division of labour, however, so far as it can be introduced, occasions, in every art, a proportionable increase of the productive powers of labour.” Adam Smith I am confident that the division of labor theory, as explained by Adam Smith over 240…

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Crisis Leadership: What Your Family Needs from You

By: Don Tyler is Owner of Tyler & Associates ( and has been an Executive and Management Coach for Ag Clients for over 25 years.  He can be reached at 765-490-0353 or When business leaders manage a crisis their laser-focus on all the challenges, decisions and disruptive events that occur should not obscure another…

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Feed and forage situation

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist A large area of low-level drought is building in the west from western Kansas to northern California and the Pacific Northwest.  Some of the worst drought areas are in Colorado and surrounding regions and in Oregon.  Drought in south Texas has improved somewhat…

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Making Baleage as a Stored Forage Production Option

On March 26, 2020, Ohio State University Extension Ag and Natural Resources Educator Lee Beers hosted a webinar presentation focused on Making Baleage as a Stored Forage Production Option. Considering the spring weather challenges experienced over the past couple of years, Ohio’s forage producers are frequently looking for options that allow a more timely harvest of…

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Record Keeping

By : Bob L. Larson, DVM, PhD, Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University Because cow-calf operations characteristically have high operating costs and deal with fluctuating input and sale prices, ranches typically operate within a narrow profit margin. However, there are great differences between ranches in their overall profitability as defined by the difference between prices…

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