Working Ranch Radio Show

Working Ranch Radio Show

To The Point... on Livestock Issues, News, and Weather across North America.

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November 26, 2021 53 min

On this Thanksgiving Weekend, we go back to the archives and Episode 22 released on May 12 of this year and my interview with Dr. Frank Mitloehner, "Are Cows the Source for Climate Change".  It’s a hot topic and today we look at the science of whether ranching is hurting our climate.  Plus Tim's 2 Cents and Meteorologist Don Day gives us a glimpse of the weather for December.

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If cattle are your business, then this show is for you.  Patrick Linnell with CattleFax is my guest as we cover several topics that are important to every ranch operation as you look ahead into 2022.  From cattle markets to our national economy and changing trends in our industry.

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Finding additional revenue through the enterprises of your current operation, might be like trying to squeeze blood from a turnip.  But what you might be passing over is the income that could be generated from non-traditional or even non-agricultural enterprises.  South Dakota rancher Shawn Freeland joins me to talk about how a catastrophic weather event caused he and his wife to reevaluate what they were doing and use their ranch ...

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November 4, 2021 53 min

A good stock dog is worth its weight in gold.  But a dog isn’t a machine.  Jason Terrell with Diamond J Stockdogs out of Granbury, TX joins me to talk about how he got started, things to consider if you’re looking for a dog and things to consider once you have the dog… plus the one most important thing a dog needs to know.

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As rancher it's hard to get away from the business for a few days, but there are a couple events coming up that could offer Professional Development and Professional Entertainment.  Find out what these two events are on today's show, plus an update on the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 from Jess Peterson with the US Cattleman's Association.

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What does it look like to step out in an endeavor of having your very own Branded Beef Program? Brett DeBruycker, with DeBruycker Charolais Meats is my guest today as we talk about why they started their own branded beef program, how they put it together and the advice he'd give to others that may be looking at something similar.  

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Today we talk about "Sustainability" of livestock agriculture.  It’s not a dirty word but we often associate it with having to defending our industry.  What if we looked at from a proactive approach rather than a defensive approach.  Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson from Colorado State University is my guest today as we talk about why animal agriculture has a future AND information that can help us be proactive in protecting our i...

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It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of animal nutrition.  With feed costs considerably higher this year how do we keep it simple yet make sure the cow’s getting what she needs in a cost-effective manner.  Josh Stroh, Beef Nutritionist for Hubbard Feeds is my guest as we talk about the nutritional aspect of wintering cows and all I asked of him… was to keep it simple!

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What would be 5 things you might own or do that would have exponential return on investment in an effort to run a profitable ranch.  Maybe it’s a tool, a piece of equipment, or a management practice.  Dallas Mount, CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, and host Justin Mills sit down and compare their lists of 5 things and discuss why they think they are important.

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September 23, 2021 53 min

Today I’m joined by a panel of guests as we talk about the Beef Quality Assurance Program.  It’s purpose, where it’s headed, and how it has impacted the beef product all the way to the consumer… and why this is our industry’s way of managing ourselves.

Guests: Kim Bracket, Trey Patterson, Josh White, & Sarah Reece

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September 16, 2021 53 min

It’s a huge factor in the ranching business that affects profitability… and it’s called Cow Longevity.  Dr. Bethany Funnell, with Purdue University, is our guest as we talk the economics of when that cow becomes a profit center, factors affecting longevity, and how we can increase the opportunity for that cow to be in our herd longer.

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As ranchers we get up every morning preparing to handle the business of the day.  But what about this business back in Washington DC being negotiated that affects the ranching industry?  Ryan Yates, with the American Farm Bureau Federation joins me as we discuss Waters of the US, Supply Chain Issues, 30 x 30, and a big one… tax concerns for ranchers on potentially new legislation.

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As Ranchers we understand the cow/calf side of the business.  But what about the next step in the beef chain… the grow yards and the feed yards.  Trista Brown Priest joins me from Cattle Empire in Satanta, Kansas with a look into the Feed Yard Business.  What’s it look like today, their struggles, why is she optimistic, and her advice to ranchers on sending cattle to the feed yard.  

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In ranching WEATHER is one variable that is just part of the business.  But what if you knew when the next major drought was going to happen?  Would it help you manage better?  Meteorologist Don Day joins me for an in depth look at understanding weather cycles, what modern weathercasting and models are missing and a long-term outlook for weather through the winter and spring of 2022.

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A lightning storm can dramatically and instantly change the dynamics of a ranch when it creates a wildfire that races across your land.  Travis Brown with the LO Cattle Company in Sand Springs, Montana joins me as we talk about how they recovered from a massive wildfire in 2017, how the recovery strategies have some application even for those that are facing drought or other natural disasters, and how the ranching community reached...

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August 12, 2021 53 min

The 2021 calf market is starting to take shape.  We hear from Clint Berry with Superior Livestock and Joe Goggins of Northern Livestock Video Auction about what they are seeing in the marketplace for this year’s calf sales and why they are optimistic for the upcoming years.

Plus, it's the Beefmaster in out Breed Spotlight.

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It’s that time of year for preconditioning and preparing for weaning.  Are you setting your calves up for success?  Dr. Randall Spare, Ashland Veterinary Center, joins me as we not only talk the specifics on preconditioning and weaning, but what he believes is the single biggest factor to helping your cattle through the stress of this time year.  

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Ranch Rodeos... for the Working Ranch Cowboys Association it's a way they can tell the story of the American Rancher.  Leman Wall, Association Manager talks about how the WRCA uses it’s organization to promote the ranching industry.  Plus a new event at this year's World Championship Ranch Rodeo.  

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FENCES.  It’s a part of every ranch in the country.  While some components of fencing have changed over the years, for the most part, barbed wire fences are traditionally what is used today.  Jay Clark, with Clark Ranch out of Brownwood, TX, joins me as we discuss barbed wire versus high tensile fencing.

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In times of drought comes tough decisions… and higher hay prices.  Dr. Steve Paisely, Beef Extension Specialist for the University of Wyoming, joins me as we talk about feeding alternatives and adaptations we can make in our operations to manage drought.  Plus, a special segment with the Captn', Tim O'Byrne, on Agriculture Land “Bid Manipulating”.

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