Arkansas Neighbor Stories

Breeding For Marketable Qualities

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The quality and success of any cattle operation depends on the animal science knowledge of the owner as much as it depends on the marketing of their beef program. The sales or services can vary through production/consignment sales or through a private treaty.


Gaining more than Weight

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Running a commercial herd of a little over a 100 head of fullblood Limousin cattle is what keeps Richard Nelson, 88, of Chelsea, Okla., on one side of the road or the other. It also attributed to him being named the Fullblood Limousin Commercial Producer of the Year. His calf crop consists of both s [ ... ]


A Good Eye for Cattle

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Troy and Beverly Stout live south of West Fork, Ark., on 60 acres where they raise both Beefmaster and commercial cattle. Beverly said, “I bought 1 acre years before I married Troy because I love living in the country, but when we married we purchased additional land for grazing cattle.”


Missouri Neighbor Stories

100 Years Strong

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For 100 years five generations of the Buckner family has cared for the land and livestock and sold milk on their farm in Fair Grove, Mo. It all started when William Franklin Bucker and wife, Tina, purchased 60 acres in 1914. During William’s lifetime he increased the farm size to 160 acres. Willia [ ... ]


Kids and Cows

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The beginning of fall ushers in an additional flurry of activity for a family of farmers in southwest Missouri. This family of educators, from teachers to administrators, witness a spike in the off-the-farm workload this time of year, as students return to the classroom. As for their farm work, it k [ ... ]


Give Me a Shot of Ear

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All of Cody Gariss’ cattle have heterosis.


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Is it Time to Replace?

Anecdotal evidence suggests at least some cow/calf producers are taking advantage of better grass and record calf prices [ ... ]


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