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Jim Robb, senior analyst with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, visits with David, Cassidy and Paul for a discussion about livestock markets and feed outlook heading into summer 2020. Listen in as Jim addresses slaughter number increases, placements into feedlots, heavier carcass weights, use of the Defense Production Act, packer and labor shortages and the summer plantings for corn.

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Join David, Cassidy and Paul as they visit remotely with Kim Brackett, a member of NCBA’s advisory panel for Beef Quality Assurance programs. The four chat about market premiums on BQA, advisory panel discussions on pain management and antimicrobial use, stockmanship seminars for the coming year, and participation in programs among producer segments. 

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Recruiting and retaining talented employees seems to be a consistent challenge across the beef industry. In this episode David, Cassidy and Paul talk with Rick Machen of the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management about a series of articles he wrote for Progressive Cattle on employee management. You can read those articles in the links below:

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Join David, Cassidy and Paul as they ask Nebraska cattleman Shane Wobig to weigh in on his experience with the Premium Red Baldy program, a genetically verified partnership between the Red Angus Association of America and the American Hereford Association.

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In this final podcast episode from the 2020 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention, editors David Cooper and Cassidy Woolsey visit with NCBA chief executive officer Colin Woodall. Woodall was made new CEO in the fall of 2019, and shares what goes into selecting a location for the NCBA convention; also his perspective on his first months and goals he has for the association; key issues for the industry related to fake meat, exports and price transparency; and some of his own background coming to the new position.

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Progressive Cattle editors David Cooper and Cassidy Woolsey share the second of three podcasts from the 2020 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention, this time with presenters from Cattlemen’s College . In this episode, David and Cassidy chat with Michael Bishop, director of strategy for Vytelle and his presentation on in vitro fertilization; Tom Brink, the CEO of the Red Angus Association of America about value programs and balancing management for genetics with marketing; and then talk with Dr. Dusty Abney, a cow-calf consulting nutritionist for Cargill’s nutrition division Provimi.

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