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The Feed Yard: Unraveling the Myth...

When Virginia and Rachel’s cattle leave the home ranch, they travel approximately thirty miles to my farm.  The cattle make the trip in large stock trailers pulled by pick up trucks driven by the family.  659 more words


A Small Request

A few weeks ago my family was captivated by the photo of a 2 year old bay mare in a feedlot with many other horses heading to Canada to be slaughtered. 637 more words

Emerging Farmers and Vertical Integration

Day 2 of our South African adventure started off with a tour of a 640 hectare farm that managed 107 head of cattle – primarily Bonsmara which is a breed specifically suited to South Africa. 486 more words



It has been about three weeks since my 13 year old daughter and I first laid eyes on a pretty little filly named Lavender. I know better than to subscribe to Facebook feeds featuring feedlot horses bound for slaughter. 545 more words

Refilling the Cup...

Katie Pinke of the Pinke Post made a comment on Facebook last week stating the difficulty of finding ways to “refill the cup” as an advocate for agriculture. 627 more words


Stockmanship at the Feedlot

January 5, 2016

By Justin Welsh, D.V.M.

In the last installment, I wrote about CreatingConnections™ – a program that helps producers better understand cattle behavior and how to use that knowledge to enhance animal health and well-being. 141 more words


Looking forward to the Future

I am very excited to announce that I have accepted a position as a Beef Cattle Production Specialist with Purina. I started this past Monday and I have to say I think this is the best decision I have ever made. 767 more words