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Producer Profiles

Find out more about the people in production, including the producers behind unique operations and innovative management strategies.


Kipp Sparrow, with his family near Mercer, North Dakota, has built quantity and quality on his family ranch since coming back from college.

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It is in small details that Charlie Yegen sees fall calving as an advantage over traditional spring births in the northern latitudes of the U.S.: “No scours; no frozen ears.”

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Regional winners of the Environmental Stewardship Award Program visit with Progressive Cattleman about the practices that earned them recognition at the 2015 NCBA Convention.

Nebraska is cattle country. Doesn’t matter where you go within its borders; it’s cattle country. Feedlots line the highways, separated only by corn fields and rolling sandhills of prairie grass.

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“I’ve never seen so many Bentley cars at one stoplight as I have in China.”

That observation by Tom Seitz characterizes the burgeoning economic growth currently unfolding in China.

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It was a good year at the Hoot Owl Ranch.

Lots of cattlemen would share that assessment this year, but manager Kenny Stauffer and his wife, Misty, are confident there will be many more like it to come, regardless of the traditional cattle market.

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