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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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David, Paul and Carrie report their first of three podcasts from the NCBA Cattle Industry Convention in Houston.

Interviews are with Travis Arp of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Shaye Koester of the Casual Cattle Conversations podcast, Samantha Augustine with Northeast Beef Promotions Initiative, and Cameron Mulroney, executive vice president of Idaho Cattle Association.

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Joining David, Cassidy and Paul on this episode is Lee Jones, an associate professor of beef cattle production medicine with the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He discusses everything from discovering problematic patterns in calving season to balancing modified live and killed vaccines in the cowherd. Also, the Progressive Cattle podcast hosts share their thoughts on President Biden’s plan to improve beef market competition, as well as their now-irrelevant Super Bowl picks.

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Cassidy, Paul and David visit with University of Missouri assistant extension professor Jordan Thomas on the management variabilities that producers can prepare for in a given year. Whether it be for calving, forage or marketing, cattle producers can sometimes be their own worst enemies in managing for profit. Thomas applies system thinking that helps minimize risk. The Progressive Cattle podcast hosts also discuss the outlook for the new year.

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David, Cassidy, Paul and Carrie discuss the end of 2021; and David chats with Oklahoma State's Derrell Peel about supply issues and inflation; Hector Menendez of South Dakota State introduces new model system thinking for event challenges such as drought. Cassidy shares the journey to adopting their family's first child.

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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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