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Christmas for the Locke family of J.D. Hudgins Inc. in Hungerford, Texas, always includes a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

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In today’s large world of cattle supplements, there’s one product that is disrupting the supplement in the favor of the rancher.

Riomax is a family business that’s on a mission. That mission is to drive profitability in the ranching business. To drive cattle performance to its peak. To help ranchers reduce their inputs.

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David, Paul and Carrie visit with Troy Marshall, director of commercial relations for the American Angus Association, about the Genetic Merit Scorecard and its use for predicting the performance on a pen of calves, and how the scorecard adds value with higher participation among producers participating.  

The hosts also discuss growing concerns about the U.S. supply chain for production and manufacturing, and what they’re prepared to keep and avoid for upcoming Thanksgiving.

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The JW Freund Farms has been family-owned since the mid-1960s, when Jack Freund and his brother, Chuck, added a feedyard to their farming operation near Lewis, Iowa.

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Join Paul, David and Carrie as they attend the 2021 Red Angus Association convention in Boise, Idaho; and engage in discussions with RAAA CEO Tom Brink about trends within the breed; Ryan Boldt discusses data use in the association for breed improvement; and marketing specialists Katie Martin and Rachel Oliver share their presentation on bull sale data gathered at Red Angus livestock sales over a five-year period.

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David, Cassidy and Carrie preview the September issue of Progressive Cattle in the final podcast from NCBA convention in Nashville. In this episode Steve and Joy Wooten of the Beatty Canyon Ranch share their methods that earned the 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award for soil and water conservation at their Colorado ranch. Dustin Aherin of Rabo AgriFinance drops by to provide inside on the industry’s work through the fed cattle backlog of 2020 and how it’s shaping up for a positive price outlook in late 2021. And from the Noble Research Institute, CEO Steve Rhines and Hugh Aljoe, director of producer relations, share the institute’s greater focus on regenerative farming and ranching, and how it fits with the original vision of the founders, and how these methods can result in more effective sustainability with actual results.

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