Opportunities in Disguise –

Opportunities in Disguise – You may not believe this, but there have always been more opportunities to advance during tough times than during good times. For example, more millionaires were made during the Great Depression of the 1930s than at any other time in...

A Cow for All Seasons –

A Cow for All Seasons – Is there such a thing as a cow for all seasons or a cow for all environments? Based on my 35 years of experience, I say, “Yes, there is a cow size and type that works best in all seasons, as well as in nearly all environments.” I realize this...

Problem or Opportunity?

Problem or Opportunity? Most cow-calf producers get so focused on their problems they totally miss the opportunities that are staring them in the face. That’s why I get so excited and inspired by those who see opportunities in nearly every problem. They look at life...

Catching Up –

Catching Up – When I returned home from our Nebraska and Montana Bull Workdays I was way behind on my reading (thumbing through). I had a large pile of status quo beef publications to go through – including the Angus Journal and the Red Angus Journal. There were also...

Why Purchase Bulls in the Fall?

Why Purchase Bulls in the Fall? 1. Bulls always cost less in the fall because the demand is greater in the spring. For example, the bulls we sold in our Colorado sale last fall averaged $1100 Less than the bulls we sold this past spring. That’s a BIG savings! 2....

The Hottest Topic –

The Hottest Topic – Every summer, the hottest topic within the beef industry is Fly Control. Since flies have become resistant to nearly all of the toxic chemicals that were created to control them, fly problems have done nothing but get worse over the last 40-plus...