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Growing food for food -- Hoss Silage 2015

Ranchers are growing food for two types of consumers: the customers, and the livestock. Planning what to feed livestock is a complex process; customer preferences, feed efficiency, economical factors, and more must be taken into consideration. 1,444 more words


The "Chore" of Happiness...

After I conquered Graves Disease, I made a promise to myself that I would treat each day as a gift – always aware that life is a blessing. 728 more words



I recently made a huge mistake. I started following a Facebook page dedicated to highlighting local horses in danger of being shipped to slaughter houses in Mexico. 2,528 more words

Life On The Farm

Retaining Weaned Calves Adds Value

September 15, 2015

Dr. Kevin Hill, Technical Services Veterinarian, Merck Animal Health

As cow-calf producers approach fall weaning, it’s a good time to rethink calf economics and sale strategies. 466 more words


Cattle Feedlots: Heaven or Hell?

After months of stumbling upon thought-provoking quotes by author Michael Pollan, I finally broke down and bought one of his books, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. What a writer. 473 more words

Animal Welfare

Profile Response: Jim Magagna, Executive Vice-President Wyoming Stock Grower’s Association Cheyenne, WY

The Wyoming Stock Grower’s Association was founded in 1872, eighteen years before Wyoming joined the Union. It is the oldest trade association in the state, which reflects the importance of ranching in Wyoming. 571 more words