Current Progressive Cattle digital edition


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


From cattle handling to overall management, staffing is a key factor for any feedlot and has a direct impact on the bottom line.

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A $1 investment today can turn into two $20s during a grazing season – without additional pasture or cattle. How? Simply by using implants in calves.

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Many farmers and ranchers across the country face scores of similar problems – from huge swings in commodity prices, crushing environmental concerns, tremendous weather volatility and last, but certainly not least, the remarkable task of keeping the family farming business in the family.

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Anne Burkholder, president and manager of Will Feed Inc., on the detail of a calf's lifecycle.

David Trowbridge of Gregory Feedlots, and Tom Brink of J & F Oklahoma Holdings, talk about their ideal cattle on the feedlot.

Ranch horses are still often the unsung heroes of the equine community. Most probably can remember famed equine athletes like Buck (“Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza”) or the rodeo star Scamper, but few remember the tough ol’ critter that kept a cowboy out of trouble and always did his job – except those who were around him.

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