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Progressive Cattle editors David Cooper and Cassidy Woolsey sit down with “Irons in the Fire” columnist Paul Marchant to chew the cud on current events in the beef industry, preview the upcoming edition of the magazine, and interview some good friends from the ag community. Saddle up and come along for the ride. Click here to find quick links to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

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Join David, Cassidy and Paul as they host the podcast from the sound stage at the Cassia County Fair and Rodeo in Burley. Their guest is Randee Munns, a veteran barrel man and rodeo clown who has worked events across the northwest U.S. for almost 40 years, and is still working the circuit at age 70. They discuss the importance of returning to fair events after a long stretch of isolation in the age of coronavirus.

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We’ve talked about the challenges the current pandemic has brought to the beef industry, but what about the opportunities? Listen in as David, Cassidy and Paul talk with University of Idaho meat scientist Phil Bass about possible innovation in the cow-calf segment all the way to retail.

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Packer segment dynamics - with John Nalivka of Sterling Marketing Inc. joins Paul, David and Cassidy to explain how packers are faring during COVID-19 recovery, monopoly investigations that have begun on packer pricing, and how the industry is catching up with the backlog of cattle that are still waiting to be processed.

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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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