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Reading a bull sale catalog this winter, I came across this statement attributed to Bart Carmichael, “You can’t always do what Grandpa did, but don’t forget what Grandpa knew.”

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Reasons for bull calf castration stretch beyond reducing sexual activity and reproduction. Bulls are naturally aggressive and as such, castration becomes necessary for the welfare of the herd and the protection of those who work with them.

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For the industry to remain profitable, input costs must be reduced. This statement was shared by a cattleman at a conference I attended years ago. The source? A cattleman’s journal from the late 1800s.

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Learn more about the metrics that matter in farming and ranching businesses.

Without clear metrics, it’s close to impossible to determine if your farm or ranch is thriving, floundering, or falling somewhere in between, but it can be tricky to determine exactly what those metrics should be as well as how to analyze them.

If you’re looking for tips on how to best measure your agricultural operation’s progress, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading, and grab paper and a pen – you’re going to want to take notes.

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The Southeast is home to more than 7.3 million beef cows (USDA 2018) and likely marketed more than 4.6 million feeder calves in 2018.

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The 2018 production year came and went about as fast as a three-legged cat can cover up poop. Knowing and understanding the passing of time appears to accelerate as a person grows older and hopefully wiser, one also must understand time appears to pass much quicker during periods of prosperity than during periods of hardship.

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