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Preparing for Cattle Shows/ Sales

There's 3 main types of cattle shows. The most common, and one we are most familiar with is where show persons feed, fit and clip their animals over a period of time with the show being the last stage. Some folks show their animal many times, some animals may only be...

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Our Medicine Cabinet

What does a Grassfed Beef producer keep in the medicine cabinet?  Let's find out! First a little background on this old relic.  This cabinet sat in my grandparents basement and was moved there from the farm when they retired. I have no idea before that, but I know...

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4 Seasons

Calf grazes on improved pasture in mid summer Summer Ah, Summer, the time of year when in the midwest the grass grows really fast and is full of nutrients. While our growing season is pretty short, the land provides lush growth when the pasture is well managed. If we...

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Going Cattle Shopping

Going Cattle Shopping

BEFORE I go cattle shopping, I do a little research. Do you? Do you visit farm websites, or try to find photos of the farm on google earth? Do you call and ask questions? We aren't going to the farm store in town, so we gotta know if we are going to the right place,...

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Seeds of change

What all happens before we collect a bull? Our preferred method is as follows. A bull calf must do a lot right here from birth to be considered as a breeding bull. After he proves his own abilities to grow and develop, and pass all fertility and structure evaluations,...

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How much Hay per head?

A load of hay is delivered to the ranch In Minnesota we feed hay on average 7 months of the year. The balance of the year cattle are grazing pastures. Hay is often the single most expensive part of farming. If you could CUT your hay bill by 3-5-10% would you? How...

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What a Bunch of BULL

What a bunch of BULL Here we go. We're gearing up for breeding season. In JULY. The females were placed on our breeding mineral about 40 days BEFORE we started calving. Then we moved them home just as calving season began. The bulls were also placed on breeding...

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Supreme Row ~ Our Supreme Champions bred and home raised

We have showed cattle for fun since I was about 10 years old. I was halter breaking calves before that. As a kid, dad gave my sister and I a bull calf to take care of one summer. We were to feed and care for it until August, then it would be sold, and the money we got...

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Chic Magnet

Chic Magnet

While today's farms and ranches are just as much a ladies business as a man's. Certainly you have read up on us, and already know that we are not all fluffy and cuddles with our "cow babies". I even struggle to find words that describe how cattle are classified by a...

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Calving Season, reasons or excuses?

Everyone has their "reasons" or are they "excuses" for calving when they do. So do we! I have been in the business over 2 decades. I have a known reputation for change. And also a reputation for not letting "excuses" get in the way of logic and common sense. One...

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