Current Progressive Cattle digital edition


Read profile articles featuring individual beef producers and operations, as well as regions of the country that are key to the industry.


Resources, weather give birth to western Kansas feedyards

Western Kansas has always played a role in the beef industry.

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As one of the five distinct geographical areas in Texas, east Texas is primarily comprised of the Piney Woods ecoregion, but also includes part of the Gulf Coast Prairies, Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairies ecoregions.

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Eldon Farms, in Rappahannock County, Virginia, is as romantic as a scenic picture-postcard, lying within the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and within view of Shenandoah National Park.

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When Daryl Strohbehn retired as an Iowa State Extension beef specialist, there was one project he wasn’t ready to give up the reins to.

Since 2003, he has tracked the profit values for sires of calves enrolled in the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF).

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progressive forumProgressive Forum is a compilation of viewpoints from cattle producers on a given topic. Hear what those with boots on the ground have to say about the issues.


What stockmanship practice has improved animal welfare on your operation?

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At times in the cattle industry, it can be hard to distinguish one breeder from another.

Seedstock producers do everything they can to produce the best genetics possible.

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