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Follow the results of Progressive Cattleman’s online reader surveys, covering timely beef industry topics, and vote in the current poll.

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Spring 2019 was a good calving season for producers, according to a recent Progressive Cattleman online poll.

Progressive Cattleman asked, "How did your calving season go this year?"

The highest percentage (43.3%), had a better than expected spring calving season, and the second highest (32.3%) experienced an average calving season. On the lower end of the scale, few producers (17.2%) had a poor season, and the lowest group of responders (10.2%) haven't had their calving season yet.end mark

How did your calving season go this year?

  • Better than expected: 43.3%

  • Average: 32.3%

  • Poor: 17.2%

  • Haven't had it yet: 0%

 

A clear majority of Progressive Cattleman readers don't use growth implants on their calves, according to a recent Progressive Cattleman poll.

In an online poll, Progressive Cattleman asked, "Do you use growth implants in calves?"

Although 13.8 percent of respondents used implants on all their calves, and 22 percent used implants on steers only, a big majority (64.2 percent) did not use implants at all. end mark

Do you use growth implants in calves?

  • Yes: 13.8%

  • No: 64.2%

  • Just in steers: 22%

 

If you work on a ranch, there's a good chance you have been injured in a ranching accident, according to a recent Progressive Cattleman online poll.

Progressive Cattleman asked, “Have you ever been injured in a ranching accident?”

The majority (61.5 percent) said they have suffered injuries from ranching accidents.

A minority of almost 38.5 percent have managed to, so far, work on the ranch without sustaining any major injuries.  end mark

Have you ever been injured in a ranching accident?

  • Yes: 61.5%

  • No: 38.5%

 

Most readers follow politics “a moderate amount,” according to a recent Progressive Cattleman online poll.

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With a slight majority, most Progressive Cattleman readers only do the “bare minimum” or no work on Sundays.

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There was an almost 50-50 response to Progressive Cattleman’s most recent online poll, “Has your operation ever been affected by a natural disaster (flood, fire, hurricane, etc.)?”

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