Working Ranch Radio Show
Ep 89: Oklahoma National Stockyards: Did You Know…

Ep 89: Oklahoma National Stockyards: Did You Know…

September 30, 2022

In ranching, the local Sale Barn is a staple to our industry and today we visit the largest stocker and feeder cattle market in the country, the Oklahoma National Stockyards.  Kelli Payne, President of the Oklahoma National Stockyards, is my guest as we talk about this historic entity.  She’ll explain how it is unique to all other sale barns in the country in how it functions, plus her tips for ranchers when it comes to marketing your cattle.

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Ep 88: American Agri-Women: A Force for Truth

Ep 88: American Agri-Women: A Force for Truth

September 23, 2022

Started in 1974, the American Agri-Women has become a solid and credible voice for agriculture.  To quote from their website they "strive to be a force for truth, a reasoned, non-partisan voice for the agricultural community to the public".  Heather Hampton-Knodle is the current President, and on this episode, we talk about the issues they are focused on, the role they play in representing our industry, and how they stay out of the fray on the issues that have been divisive to the beef industry.

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Ep 87: Fall Cow Work… Are We Making the Most of It?

Ep 87: Fall Cow Work… Are We Making the Most of It?

September 17, 2022

It’s pretty easy to hit the "Repeat" button as we approach and go through our fall cow work… from Pre-Conditioning to Weaning to Preg Checking.  Some may have to re-evaluate due to drought while other can do what’s been done traditionally.  But the question is, "Is what you're doing leaving you at a net positive or a net negative financially when the dust settles?"  Dr. Steve Paisley with the University of Wyoming is my guest as we talk about what you can do to make the most of your fall cow work.

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Ep 86: Insights:  From Markets to… Weaning?

Ep 86: Insights: From Markets to… Weaning?

September 9, 2022

The "Fall Run" of cattle is upon us, and Clint Berry with Superior Livestock is back.  While we will talk calf, yearling, and the replacement markets, we'll also have an extremely informative discussion on whether to wean calves.  And, what's the most overvalued and the most undervalued animal in the market right now?  Hear his thoughts on those questions.

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Ep 85: Should I Sell My Carbon Credits?

Ep 85: Should I Sell My Carbon Credits?

September 2, 2022

Carbon Credits… it’s an emerging market that many ranchers are very uncertain about.  Today we'll unravel some of the questions on this complex topic stemming from a webinar put out by the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management.  My guests are Dr. Clay Mathis (King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management), carbon credit expert Dr. Jason Sawyer (Chief Science Officer for the East Foundation), and Attorney Tiffany Lashmet, (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)

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Ep 84: Invasive Grasses… Control Starts with You

Ep 84: Invasive Grasses… Control Starts with You

August 26, 2022

These are undesirables.  They drink and they steal from what we want to see flourish… I’m talking about Invasive Grasses.  Jaycie Arndt Invasive Grasses Extension Educator from the University of Wyoming is my guest as we discuss management of these undesirables as well as what it’s going to take to slow down and or eradicate these grasses from continuing to spread across the country.  Plus, there’s and Invasive Grasses Summit and we’ll talk about how you can participate in that event.  See links below:

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Ep 83: The Calgary Stampede’s OH Ranch – Telling the Story

Ep 83: The Calgary Stampede’s OH Ranch – Telling the Story

August 19, 2022

Today we take you on a ranch tour as we head north into the Canadian Province of Alberta.  Located on the Highwood River sits the OH Ranch of the Calgary Stampede.  It’s a working cattle ranch, but for the Calgary Stampede it serves as a platform to tell the story of our ranching industry.  Manager Ken Pigeon and his wife Deb join me today as we get an inside look at the OH Ranch.  From normal, everyday ranch work to management practices and their relationship with the Nature Conservancy. Join us for a tour of the Calgary Stampede’s OH Ranch!

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Ep 82: The 6 P’s to a Healthy Ranching Business

Ep 82: The 6 P’s to a Healthy Ranching Business

August 12, 2022

Stop right now and think of two things that are stress points to you in your ranching business.  Allan Crockett, business coach and ranching consultant from Wilcox, AZ, is my guest as we talk about the 6 P’s… all of which will no doubt tie back to those areas that cause stress in your Ranch Business.  From People to Profit, listen in to find out the rest of the 6 P's.

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Ep 81: Is the BLM ”Out of Bounds” on This One?

Ep 81: Is the BLM ”Out of Bounds” on This One?

August 5, 2022

The Bureau of Land Management recently issued a final decision for changing six grazing allotments in Montana from cattle to bison.  But the issue here is, "Why did the Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted in this instance fail to analyze the full range of impacts from the proposal by the American Prairie Reserve"?  Furthermore, what if this would have been a proposal put forth by ranchers like you or me? Jay Bodner, Executive Vice President for the Montana Stockgrowers Association and Kaitlynn Glover, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council for the NCBA are my guests as we discuss what took place and the potential implications of the decision in the future for ranchers across the country.

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Ep 80: Using Long-Term Forecasts for Stocking Decisions

Ep 80: Using Long-Term Forecasts for Stocking Decisions

July 29, 2022

Weather. It’s a critical variable that impacts our Ranches.  But what if you could mitigate that risk with a process that would assist in management decisions?  EJ Raynor, research scientist with the USDA Ag Research in Colorado, and Retta Bruegger, with Colorado State Extension, are my guest as we discuss an 80-year project on weather cycles, how it correlates to production on ranches, and a decision tree tool that can be used to make management decisions.

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Ep 79: Drones on Today’s Ranch… plus Calf Market!

Ep 79: Drones on Today’s Ranch… plus Calf Market!

July 22, 2022

The use of #DRONES in many areas of agriculture is becoming more prevalent… and in #Ranching it is no different.  Dallas Mount joins me as he and I discuss our use of Drones in our ranching businesses and some helpful tips for your consideration.

Then, DTN Livestock Market Analyst, Shayle Stewart steps in as we talk about this hot calf market taking shape for 2022.

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Ep 78: Cow Appreciate: A Walk Through History

Ep 78: Cow Appreciate: A Walk Through History

July 15, 2022

In recognition of Cow Appreciate Day, we walk through the history of when cattle first arrived in North America to present day.  Dr. Scott Schaake with Kansas State University is my guest as we discuss the history of our Cattle Industry and some of the landmark events or eras of time that impacted our industry… one of those events being about a Charolais Crossbred Steer that went by the name of Conoco.

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Ep 77: Traits of the Next Generation Carcass

Ep 77: Traits of the Next Generation Carcass

July 8, 2022

Today we step into the meat processing side of our Beef Business.  What is the next generation carcass going to look like that defines the processing industry’s goal of Efficient?  Dr. Scott Howard with Colorado State University is my guest as we talk about what this will look like from the packing industry’s perspective, what are the factors driving this model, and what we as ranchers may want to consider.

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Ep 76: Expanding Your Cattle Herd in an UP Market

Ep 76: Expanding Your Cattle Herd in an UP Market

July 1, 2022

The cattle market is looking promising, so what are some things we need to consider if and when we want to expand our cattle herd?  Wally Olson from Claremore, OK joins me to share his advice through his perspective from the many years of successfully marketing cattle.  It looks to be promising times ahead in our markets, so how do we expand and market our cattle for long term profit.

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Ep 75: What Type of Cattle Are Setting the Price In The Market

Ep 75: What Type of Cattle Are Setting the Price In The Market

June 17, 2022

In our cattle industry, often the tone of the market is reflected in what Cash Cattle are trading. But do we really understand what types of cattle are setting the prices points in these negotiations between the feeders and the packers? ShayLe Stewart, with DTN and Cattle Market News, is my guest as we discuss this topic as well as what we can take away from in when it comes to marketing our livestock.

Plus, it’s the American Hereford Association in this week’s Breed Spotlight.

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Ep 74: The One and Only… Flint Rasmussen

Ep 74: The One and Only… Flint Rasmussen

June 10, 2022

He took the role as a barrelman and funnyman in the rodeo arena to a level no one had ever done before… and has become the Western Sports Industry ultimate Entertainer.  Flint Rasmussen is my guest today as we talk about how he got started, his career with Professional Bull Riders, and his thoughts on the role that Westerns Sports plays in connecting with non-agriculture people.

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Ep 73: It’s All About the Weather

Ep 73: It’s All About the Weather

June 3, 2022

Meteorologist Don Day joins us for the entire show as we talk about all things weather related.  We'll get an update on La Nina, how it will play out through the spring and summer, and it’s effects on our long term weather.  Plus, what’s in store for the country when it comes to this season’s storms both inland and Tropical.  And, is this the worst drought we ever experienced?  Find out what Don Day has to say about that.

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Ep 72: Did Someone Say, “Free Fertilizer?”

Ep 72: Did Someone Say, “Free Fertilizer?”

May 27, 2022

Fertilizer costs have skyrocketed… not to mention high costs in other inputs items like diesel.  It’s time to step back and think about what we are doing.  John Lory and Craig Roberts with the University of Missouri Extension join me to talk about what we can do to mitigate these higher fertilizer costs through making good use of “Free Fertilizer” in our pastures through Intensive grazing and the use and management of legumes in the plant diversity of our pastures.

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Ep 71: Sustainability… Bring It On!

Ep 71: Sustainability… Bring It On!

May 20, 2022

If I throw out the term Sustainable Beef, what comes to mind?  Three ranchers join me as we have a roundtable discussion about "Sustainability" and what it means to those of us at the grassroots level of ranching.  My guests are Steve Wooten from Colorado, Mike Williams from California, and Debbie Lyons-Blythe from Kansas are all full-time ranchers are part of the US Round Table for Sustainable Beef.

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Ep 70: Farming Without the Bank… Oxymoron?

Ep 70: Farming Without the Bank… Oxymoron?

May 13, 2022

A significant element to most ranches is your finances, which means a relationship with a banking institution.  But could you do what you’re doing, now, without the bank… or maybe just less of a reliance on a bank?  Mary Jo Irmen, Author of the book Farming Without the Bank is my guest as we discuss her book and a concept of what she believes could be a useful financing tool for those of us in agricultural operations.  But if you think this show is all about selling this concept… think again.

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