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Breeder’s Connection



Nebraska’s Box O Ranch wins AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year

April 10, 2017 — When Jecca Ostrander married her husband Cash Ostrander, she didn't know that the string of cowhorses she brought along would earn her the acclaim they have in the past few years. The cattle ranch in Gordon, Neb., has born the name Willow Creek Ranch since

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Video: Selection and breeding technology improve beef quality

February 21, 2017 — Braden Schaal, owner and manager of Schaal Cattle Company talks about the selection and breeding technology that have improved beef quality in his commercial Angus herd. Courtesy of Certified Angus Beef

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Condition bulls for all-star performance this breeding season

February 7, 2017 — Condition your bulls for an all-star performance this breeding season. SHOREVIEW, Minn. — LeBron James. Tom Brady. Usain Bolt. These names bring with them a certain performance standard. Each season, fans expect these athletes to be in top form, to perform and to achieve results

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Crossbreeding and breeding systems yield larger calves

January 17, 2017 — Herd size and fence are determining factors when bull selection is used, at least when the concepts of crossbreeding and breeding systems are discussed. If the goal is to excel in calf growth and maintain a cost-effective cow herd, crossbreeding the available breeds of cattle

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Preparing for the spring cattle breeding season by maximizing herd productivity

June 3, 2016 — With spring breeding season in full swing, producers may be thinking about how to maximize their herds. One key factor is making sure the herd sire or sires are up to the task. Nora Schrag, veterinarian in Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, said

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Colorado, Kansas Breeders breed big business with small animals

December 18, 2014 — The Jessen family's farm in Loveland, Colo. is far from average. A pen in the family's yard is home to Pogo, a red kangaroo, and Micah, a wallaby. Chickens dart freely around pens, side by side with miniature donkeys and a two-year old girl in

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2014 Breeder’s Connection

June 17, 2014 —

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Breeding Replacement Heifers: Rebuilding the cow herd through feed management, natural mating

March 31, 2014 — I know some of you have been calving, in many cases first calf heifers, during this terrible cold and snowy weather. I realize that cattlemen have had a tremendous work load and stress during this time as the cold east winds just wouldn't relinquish its

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Breeder’s Connection (Horses)

January 12, 2012 —

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Breeder’s Connection (Bulls)

January 12, 2012 —

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Calving season tips

February 12, 2010 — Calving season is here for a vast majority of beef cattle producers. A lot of cow-calf producers still calve from late January to late February. A lot of management is required when this time arrives. Before we get into those critical management practices, I should

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