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Progressive Cattleman Issue 1 2018


The New Year is here, and according to the first issue of Progressive Cattleman, opportunities abound. Calf management is one of those opportunities. Learn how you can set up newborn calves for success, or see how these apps can simplify your record-keeping process during calving season.

Another focus of the issue is feed and nutrition. Are you getting the most out of your ration? Find out here. Also, technically, when it comes to nutrition, next breeding season starts now. See how nutrition can affect your pregnant cow's future potential to cycle and conceive.

Also check out Paul Marchant’s hilarious article, “Nelores and demon pigeons.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 2 2018


The February issue of Progressive Cattleman is all about production sales. Yup, in this issue, you will learn all the ins and outs of planning a production sale. Find out the do’s and don’ts of a successful production sale; learn how to create a stellar ad for your sale; and make a great first impression by grooming your cattle properly for sale.

Also in this issue are articles focusing on herd health, including “Maximize gain by vaccinating earlier,” “What’s the real story about implants?” and “Improved disposition can lead to improved health and profits.”

Don’t forget to read Lee Pitts’ article, “Social Insecurity.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 3 2018


The March issue of Progressive Cattleman is all about reproduction and genetics. The cover story features Charles Backus, who fine-tuned his herd’s genetics to withstand the hardened landscape and intense heat of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains while still delivering high-grade-carcass beef. See how he used his science background to find success in the cattle industry.

Also don’t miss Paul Marchant’s article, “Unsatisfied contentment.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 4 2018


The April 2018 issue of Progressive Cattleman focuses on pest control. See how parasitic wasps could help reduce flies in a feedlot setting. Or read about how Montana ranchers work to stop large populations of game elk from devouring their supply of hay and alfalfa. Also, wild horse herds double in size every four to five years, making it difficult to sustain them in current holding areas – experts discuss what can be done.

Also be sure to check out the Regional Roundup and our regular columnists, Lee Pitts, Paul Marchant and Baxter Black.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 5 2018


The May issue of Progressive Cattleman is all about beef quality. The cover story explores why Choice-graded beef is on the rise; one probable cause is the 2011-12 drought. Or see how Japan’s obsession with marbling has made its way to the U.S. – some grass-fed producers are now looking to Japanese beef breeds.

Also in this issue is feed and nutrition. Learn how to balance your cow herd’s mineral nutrition and find out what factors could prevent your cattle from absorbing minerals they need. Considering finishing your beef on grass? Hear from these grass-fed producers for insight.

Also be sure to read Paul Marchant’s article, “I’ll bid on that.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 6 2018


The June issue of Progressive Cattleman focuses on grazing. The cover story lays out guidelines for managing cattle grazing distribution, including a few seldom-considered factors. Or take a closer look at how grazing and traditional backgrounding make a different at the end of the line.

Also in this issue is stockmanship. Get some tips on getting your replacement heifers settled in and helping make weaning a productive time instead of a stressful time for calves.

Also be sure to read Paul Marchant’s article, “Beer Run.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 8 2018


The August issue of Progressive Cattleman focuses on reproduction and genetics. Learn what information to give when selling a bull online. Or see how producers are beginning to use the new Angus foot score EPDs. And refresh yourself on frozen semen handling.

Also included in this issue are articles on herd health. See this new treatment for BRD, or find out how to prevent shipping fever. Lastly, see why you should be aware of epizootic hemorrhagic disease and how it can pose a risk to your cattle.

This and much more in this month’s Progressive Cattleman issue.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 9 2018


The September issue of Progressive Cattleman is focusing on the next generation of ranchers. Find out how young ranchers feel about succession. Or see how new education programs utilizing student and teacher training are strengthening the role of agriculture in the classroom and igniting a spark of interest in future producers. Lastly, see how one program gives some lucky youths a prize heifer to begin their journey into agriculture.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 10 2018


The October issue of Progressive Cattleman focuses on the fall run, when summer calves begin their journey toward the feedyard. Follow these tips for minimizing stress when you ship cattle to the feedlot. Learn how to manage the different health risks of incoming feeders. Or see this informational poster about the signs of sick feedlot cattle.

This issue also discusses feed and nutrition. See what you should be asking your nutritionist. Or find out how drought concerns are shaping the feed and beef outlook. Lastly, learn how to overcome mycotoxin feed contamination.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 11 2018


The main focus of the November 2018 issue of Progressive Cattleman is new technology. Read our cover story, “Higher premiums may be the future for blockchain adopters.” See how producers in two corners of the country are utilizing blockchain technology, an encrypted digital ledger, to provide consumers with increased transparency. Or check out eight digital technologies for a new era of beef production. Lastly, see how you can take advantage of the tools that are already available on your smartphone.

This issue also touches on feed and nutrition, herd health and facilities and equipment. And don’t miss Lee Pitts’ article, “Relatively speaking.”