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Janeal Yancey is a meat scientist with the University of Arkansas. She grew up showing sheep and hogs in 4-H and FFA but wasn’t involved in the cattle industry until she and her husband married in 2005. She also runs the blog Mom at the Meat Counter

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When I was a kid, there were certain places I loved going. Usually, I loved any place with water: rivers, ponds, water slides, lakes. My grandparents had purchased a little cabin by a lake in western Montana, long before I was born, when the price was cheaper than a vehicle.

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His color was just ordinary old bay, but he was a real looker – big, stout hip; nice, neat, pretty head; solid, heavy bone; four black feet and built like a brick house.

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A collection of testimonials for duct tape in agriculture …

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I love words. I try to use some every day so I don’t get out of practice.

What if I were in a wreck on my horse and couldn’t remember how to say, “Whoa!”? If I mistakenly yelled, “Wo!” instead, would my horse know what to do?

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As I write this blog, there is little going on for our ranch right now, other than the nightly chore of feeding cows. This time of year always feels like the proverbial calm before the storm. Our first official calving date is 10 days away. While feeding, we inspect and count cows to see who will be the first to “go.”

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