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Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle help feed the world. Not only are the cows profit drivers at the ranch, but they convert at the bunk and they grade on the rail. At the end of the day, the goal of the beef industry is to produce a product that consumers can enjoy during a nutritious dinner at the family table. It requires many different factors to get a product to the consumer. Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle are more in demand and are fulfilling their role in producing a good product for the consumer. 

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I use a book by Patrick Lencioni, The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery, as the basis for this article.

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A common concern for landowners across the country is how to ensure they are protected from liability if someone is injured on their property.

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What do you do with a problem that is undefinable, hard to understand and lacks a consensus? That’s the constant challenge facing the beef industry because it describes perfectly the issue of sustainability.

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Historically, the primary limitation of valuing feeder calves has been accurately gauging the profit potential in the largest genetic group within the industry — the crossbred calf. International Genetic Solutions (IGS), a collaborative effort of numerous breed associations, has developed a tool to assist in determining feeder calf value, called the IGS Feeder Profit Calculator™ (FPC).

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Would you buy your next herd sire or feed truck from someone you didn’t trust? I would presume not. People prefer to do business with people they can rely on, respect and trust. There is too much at stake to do business in an environment where you don’t feel comfortable.

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