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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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Ep 55: It’s all in the description.  :)

Ep 55: It’s all in the description. :)

January 21, 2022

Several GREAT guests today:

  • Retired Navy Seal and first-generation rancher Greg Putnam on his ranching start and efforts to bring veterans into the ranch industry’s workforce.
  • Today’s rancher needs to have some business knowledge,  Dr. Rick Machen with the King Ranch Institute will be joining us about why that is important.
  • 75th Annual SRM Annual Meeting is coming up, we’ll get an update with what on this year's agenda.

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Ep 54: Fear Based Marketing!

Ep 54: Fear Based Marketing!

January 14, 2022

Fear Based Marketing... a technique used that is often low in facts and high in emotion and false perceptions to gain trust.  The Farm Babe, Michelle Miller, joins me to talk about how fear based marketing has perpetuated an anti-agriculture movement across our country and has also created conflict within our own industry by pitting producers against each other. 

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Ep 53: Does the Show World have relevance to the Commercial World?

Ep 53: Does the Show World have relevance to the Commercial World?

January 7, 2022

In our Cattle Industry, there’s the Show World and then what we call the Real World, commercial ranch operations. So does the Show World have relevance when it comes to our cattle industry.  Today, I’m joined by Wyoming ranchers Ty & Briley Miller as we discuss this topic, also weighing in on the subject is Mark McCully with American Angus Association.  We are broadcasting from the 2022 Cattlemen's Conference in OKC.

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Ep 52: Low Stress Cattle Management

Ep 52: Low Stress Cattle Management

December 17, 2021

Low Stress Cattle Management.  It's a subject that arouses varying opinions but may not be well understood.  Montana Rancher and Low Stress Cattle Management Clinician, Whit Hibbard, is my guest today, as we talk principles of Low Stress Management, its benefits and how it is misunderstood. 

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Ep 51: Live from Las Vegas…Your Vet, Predicting Drought, and more

Ep 51: Live from Las Vegas…Your Vet, Predicting Drought, and more

December 10, 2021

We are Live from Las Vegas as a couple guests will be stopping by on today’s show.  Dr. Arn Anderson will be through to talk about why it is important to have a good relationship with your vet and how that can save you money.  Then Meteorologist Don Day will be in for an extended time on our show to not only talk about our long-term weather, drought predictions.

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Ep 50: 20/20 Vision on the 30×30 Program

Ep 50: 20/20 Vision on the 30×30 Program

December 3, 2021

It was one of several "political footballs" kicked out onto the field in January of 2021 with the change of a new administration in Washington DC, called the 30x30 program.  Today Constitutional Attorney Harriett Hageman is my guest as she lays out the concerns over the 30 x 30 program and what this program could evolve into for our country as it progresses.

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