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Building a cow herd with Beefmaster and South Poll genetics

South Poll/Beefmaster Cross Heifers

Years ago I found a book entitled The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Breeding by Laurence Lasater. It was a real eye opener for us, and the guidelines from this book have been the backbone of our breeding program for cattle … Continue reading

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A Visit to the A.L.E. Ranch

In preparation for their first production sale, Andy and Lydia have built new paddocks and holding lots using PasturePro posts.

I recently had a chance to visit with Andy and Lydia Ernszt of A.L.E. Ranch near Summersville, Misssouri. Andy and Lydia have been running commercial and registered Limousin cattle in their beautiful valley for well over a decade. In 2010, … Continue reading

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High Tensile Fence Demonstrations & Field Days

This past Saturday – Steve, Glenn and I, traveled to Crowder College, near Neosho Missouri for a field day hosted by the Newton County Cattlemen’s Association. It felt really good for this ol’ boy to get out in the air … Continue reading

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2010 Forage Research Center Open House

On August 3rd, 2010, I attended the open house at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center near Linneus, Missouri. It was a big day for me as FSRC was one of the first to implement Management Intensive Grazing … Continue reading

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499 Ranch Conference 2010

There are still a few openings for this terrific conference, August 17th-19th, 2010, being held at the 499 Ranch near Sparta, Tennessee. Gordon Hazard will be one of the featured speakers at this event. In his upper 80s he still … Continue reading

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Farmfest 2010 in Redwood County, Minnesota

August 2010 has arrived in a blaze of heat and glory. The Open Championship at St Andrews is in the history books, Major League Baseball is heading into the home stretch, and NFL football training camps are starting up. I’m … Continue reading

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2010 American Forage and Grassland Council in Springfield, MO

I’m lap topping for a few days this week, from the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, MO. Missouri is the host state this year for the American Forage and Grassland Council’s Annual Conference. Glenn Spencer and I are running a … Continue reading

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