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MANAGEMENT

Read how to improve your supervision of employees, financial matters, identification and record keeping. Learn more about land use issues that affect your operation.

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As groupies form around one idolized stockman or another, I hear some say that anyone who invokes the concept of predator-prey relationships instead of stockman-stock relationship just doesn’t “get it.”

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How do ranchers protect their livestock?

Ranchers across the West are currently experiencing more incidence of livestock depredation by wolves as these efficient predators expand their territory and numbers.

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Cash leasing of pasture and cropland is simply defined as gaining the use of agricultural ground for use in the production of an agricultural commodity. It seems so easy – but if cash-renting pasture is so easy, why does the process have to be so hard?

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Millennials are defined as people born from 1980 to 2000. Nationwide, there are 83 million millennials. In agriculture, we are becoming more familiar with the term millennials, especially as we focus on who has the buying power of the product we produce: beef.

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About a year ago, I overheard someone state that if you can’t make money with cattle prices now, you’ll never make money.

A year later, weaned calves sold $50 to $100 per hundredweight below the previous year’s price.

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By Jan. 1, 2017, if a cattle producer wants to feed his livestock certain medicated feeds, he cannot simply go to the feed store, purchase the feed and dump it in the feedbunk.

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