Working Ranch Radio Show
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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Ep 69: Finding the Genetic Markets for an Optimal Grazing Cow

Ep 69: Finding the Genetic Markets for an Optimal Grazing Cow

May 6, 2022

If you could genetically select for replacements heifers with confidence knowing you’d highly improve the number of cattle in your herd that will perform in your environment… how would that affect your profitability?  Edward Bork, with the University of Alberta is my guest as we talk about a research project underway to help ranchers customize their cattle to fit the type of landscape and forage resources.  Are there genetic traits that can be identified to give that assurance to ranchers in their breeding programs?  

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Ep 68: RIPE100… A plan to provide a Carbon Market.

Ep 68: RIPE100… A plan to provide a Carbon Market.

April 29, 2022

There’s a lot of uncertainty when it come to the Carbon Market in our industry.  Martin Barbre with RIPE, a coalition of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural trade association representatives joins me today to discuss their RIPE100 plan that would begin to build a framework for a carbon market available to Ranchers and Farmers.  What’s its purpose, how is it going to work, and is being a government program a good thing?

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Ep 67: Stocker Enterprise: Supplementing With the Best ROI

Ep 67: Stocker Enterprise: Supplementing With the Best ROI

April 22, 2022

Stockers.  A lot of money can be made or lost in how they are developed.  But it's an enterprise you may want to consider.  Karla Wilke, Beef Extension Specialist with the University of Nebraska walks us through why stockers maybe a good option for enterprise diversification as well as drought management.    Plus, the optimal levels of supplement amounts that will offer the most return on our investment.

Link: 2021 Range Beef Cow Symposium Proceedings

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Ep 66: Status Update! Three Bills Impacting Ranching in DC.

Ep 66: Status Update! Three Bills Impacting Ranching in DC.

April 16, 2022

An update on the progress of three bills back in Washington DC that directly affect the Ranching Industry.  US Cattlemen’s Association’s Policy Advisor Jess Peterson and Executive Vice President Lia Biondo join me to discuss the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act, the COOL bill called the American Beef Labeling Act, and the A-Plus Act granting Sale Barns access to participate in small to medium sized packing facilities.

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Ep 65: The Horse.  From essential to…

Ep 65: The Horse. From essential to…

April 8, 2022

Horses.  Once a part of the Working Ranch used daily to today... not so much.  Idaho Horseman and Stockman, Martin Black is my guest as we talk about the evolution of using horses.  We look back to when they were highly essential to today’s ranches that may or may not rely on the use of a horse.  Also, who were his influences growing up in the Great Basin area of the West, and the economics of using a horse over mechanical options.

Plus Limousin will be in today’s Breed Spot Light.

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Ep 64: Spring Grazing with Drought Uncertainty & Grazing Under a Pivot

Ep 64: Spring Grazing with Drought Uncertainty & Grazing Under a Pivot

April 1, 2022

As the green grass is poking up, how do we manage our grazing with uncertainty of a drought.  Jim Gerrish, grazing consultant and speaker with American Grazing Lands is my guest to offer advice for grazing during this spring and summer with the uncertainty of drought… plus will also touch on grazing under a pivot.

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Ep 63: Blockchain Technology in Ranching.

Ep 63: Blockchain Technology in Ranching.

March 25, 2022

Today we jump into the deep waters of technology with a conversation on Blockchain Technology and how it integrates with Ranching.  Steve Lupien, Director of the Center for Blockchain & Digital Initiative for the University of Wyoming is our guest to explain how this technology not only fits into our beef business, but also how it’s tied to another buzz word topic right now... Carbon Credits.

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Ep 62: Why Own Cows?

Ep 62: Why Own Cows?

March 18, 2022

Is owning cows in a cow/calf operation your best option?  Dallas Mount, CEO for Ranch Management Consultants, returns as a guest as we evaluate owning cows in a Cow/Calf Operation.  Yes there are positives, to which we will talk about,  but there are also some serious down sides.  Why is he negative on owning cows?  And what do you measure against to validate the negatives of owning cows.

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Ep 61: Marketing Your Cattle In 2022

Ep 61: Marketing Your Cattle In 2022

March 11, 2022

Now is the time to be thinking about your cattle marketing plans for 2022.  Clint Berry, Marketing Rep for Superior Livestock is my guest as we talk about what to plan for as you look at various options for marketing your cattle.  Plus, we revisit our previous discussion on Program Cattle and if that is right for your operation.  If your selling cattle in 2022, this show is for you.

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Ep 60: Meteorologist Don Day: Weather Outlook for 2022

Ep 60: Meteorologist Don Day: Weather Outlook for 2022

March 4, 2022

As La Nina fades off, what does the weather pattern look like across the country for 2022.  Meteorologist Don Day joins us for the entire show as we talk weather patterns that he is watching and how it will affect the many regions across the country.  Plus, we'll get into a discussion on climate change and our weather.

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Ep 59: Have you thought about… Sheep?

Ep 59: Have you thought about… Sheep?

February 25, 2022

Maybe you’ve considered sheep for your ranch or your totally adverse to it, nevertheless, you’ll find today’s topic extremely informative.  Sage Askin, a rancher from Wyoming that runs cattle, sheep, and goats across several states, is my guest as we discuss the details of his sizable sheep operation and why it is part of his enterprise mix for his ranch. 

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Ep 58:  Two Topics: Risk Management & Fetal Programming

Ep 58: Two Topics: Risk Management & Fetal Programming

February 18, 2022

We cover two subjects.  First, on Risk Protection tools available.  From Futures contracts to LRP’s, Craig VanDyke with StoneX Financial will break it down and provide direction in how you can start and what to expect from those that offer these services.  Then, Dr. Kelly Sanders steps in as we talk about Fetal Programming as we drill down on the basics of what it means to us as ranchers.

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Ep 57: Feed Efficiency… A Coefficient to Profitability!

Ep 57: Feed Efficiency… A Coefficient to Profitability!

February 11, 2022

One of the biggest costs on a ranch is feed.  For profit minded ranchers, it's not the gross numbers that count, it's the NET numbers.  Bryson Byergo, (NW Missouri) and Brian Herbolsheimer (NE Nebraska) are my guests, as we talk feed efficiency in our cattle herds.  How it impacts profitability through feed costs, longevity, and increased production… and one factor that distracts ranchers from truly being committed to a “feed efficient” herd.

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Ep 56: Ethan Wayne… His life as the son of John Wayne

Ep 56: Ethan Wayne… His life as the son of John Wayne

January 28, 2022

John Wayne is a name synonymous with some of the Classic Western films.  His youngest son, Ethan Wayne, is my guest as we talk about what it was like growing up as the son of John Wayne, how he coped with losing his dad at a young age, and how the family is continuing the legacy of their father.

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