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    Here's that word "BALANCE" again!

    Check out "The Angus Report" for January 13 today (at the top of this masthead). It just points out - again - the new advancements that are being made in beef production which aids in your making a profit in the business. BALANCING phenotype, DNA, and EPD's is the key to helping prevent your...
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    Ranchers.net-Soapweed

    For those of you who monitor ranchers.net occasionally, and know "Soapweed", he was bitten by a West Nile mosquito and was in the Hospital in Scott's Bluff for three weeks. I guess he was in very critical condition for awhile. He brings us up to date on "ranchers.net" forum if you are...
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    FOCUS - on 'Milk' Selection

    Just for fun and learning - Let's throw into a "classroom discussion" mix the Topic of "MILK". This seems to be a focal point of discussion at almost every meeting, seminar or 'corral-spitting' session in which breeders engage. How much "Milk" epd is not enough, enough, just right, too much, -...
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    Three Trees Ranch Sale

    Is anyone watching the "Three Trees Ranch Sale" - going on right now???? DOC HARRIS
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    RIVERBEND RANCH SALE!

    RIGHT NOW - 1:00 p.m. Saturday 9-29-12, the Sale is ongoing. If you would like to study optimal PHENOTYPE in beef cattle - here is your opportunity! They are telecasting through the Superior Productions on DIRECTTV Channel 345. Watch and learn. DOC HARRIS
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    BRUBAKER Cattle Trends!

    This report appeared today, and I would welcome OPINIONS of the report, and perhaps 'regrets' for ignoring admonitions from this corner four years ago when the subject of increasing the numbers and quality of one's breeding herd to take advantage of anticipated increased demand several years in...
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    What do you think. . .? How does. . .??

    I have spent a big part of this afternoon perusing the various threads on the Forum, and I am a little surprised at some of the questions being asked here. :? During the last seven years that I have been participating on these discussions it has been mentioned and stressed that the selecting...
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    CARCASS EPD's -

    On the 'Topics' front page of CT currently there is an article titled "Red Angus Association Adds New Carcass EPD's For Profitability." Aside from the obvious addition to the producer's 'Tool Box' of ideas for increasing profit, there are some subtle hints, or ideas buried in the text of the...
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    NCBA Awards Eric Grant

    Eric Grant, who has contributed here on CattleToday in the past, has been honored by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The article announcing it appears here. DOC HARRIS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Mike Deering, 202-879-9117 or [email protected] Mary Geiger, 202-879-9138 or...
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    MILK PRODCTION and COW SIZE

    Several topics on these forums in recent months have been concerned with Cow size, and the relativity of Milk production, calving ease, birth weight, and overall cost of production. Skepticism and disbelief seem to run rampant among stockmen on any almost any subject involving production of...
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    "SINGLE TRAIT" - selection mistake!

    There has been a considerable amount of rhetoric and argument over the past several months - sometimes even lurching into heated controversy - regarding the advisability (or inadvisability) of selecting seedstock on the basis of "Single Trait Selection" choices. Some members of this Forum have...
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    Is THIS significant? WHY??

    The Front Page of CattleToday has an article titled, "Research Paper looks at upswing in Quality Grades". Very interesting paper! Here is an excerpt from that article which asks "Why" the upswing.
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    WHICH Barn Door?

    Through which barn door did we throw common sense?? In discussions and conversations lately, I have been interested in observing: 1- Ranchers ‘agreeing’ with the concept of “smaller cows”. 2- Ranchers ‘agreeing’ with the concept of “bigger is NOT better.” 3- Ranchers ‘agreeing’ with the concept...
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    Why Do We Do - What We Do?

    With all of the seemingly "insane" stuff going on these days all over the country, in every phase of American living, and different from what we have experienced ever before, many "uninformed" friends and acquaintances will ask you "Why in the World do you live "way out here", and do what you...
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    Why Do We Do - What We Do?

    With all of the seemingly "insane" stuff going on these days all over the country, in every phase of American living, and different from what we have experienced ever before, many "uninformed" friends and acquaintances will ask you "Why in the World do you live "way out here", and do what you...
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    ADVERTISING / MERCHANDIZING - Which?

    Recently I was engaged in an animated conversation involving several Ranchers, and the subject du jour was “Advertising”, and whether one could afford to do it, considering the high costs involved. I posed the question “What is the difference between ‘advertising’ and ‘merchandising’? After a...
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    "I AM ANGUS"

    In the business world, the degree of success one achieves is due primarily to the quality of the product they have to market, and the ability to get their "message" out to the buying public. That is a 'given'! It certainly is a critical element in merchandising beef cattle seedstock...
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    DOC HARRIS - Stroke

    Having just read the post regarding the whereabouts of Knersie, I just thought that I would inform the Forum that I have had two Strokes in the last three weeks - just in case anyone has wondered about my lack of communication on these posts. I am -- alright --except I have a hard time focusing...
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    Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) ??-?

    Having been involved in several very in-depth discussions relating to Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), also known as "Curly Calf Syndrome, and have read with increased interest the concern and anxiety which accompanies these discussions with Angus breeders, I find it curiously interesting that...
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    Something INTERESTING to watch!

    For those of you who know Eric Grant, here is something that he sent to me. I thought that it would be interesting for you to see. http://cattlenetwork.com/video_content. ... tid=306713 DOC HARRIS
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