by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS Hopefully cattle prices have found the bottom and the year ahead will bring a more stable market. It appears heifer-retention growth has come to a halt in the past two years as more females are going to the feedlot. This suggests a decline in future supply,…

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by IBBA Communications Coordinator Peyton Waldrip Robby Beach and David Waldrip have a cow-calf operation in New Braunfels, Texas. With an excess of rain late this summer and into the fall, grass is high on Open Bar Cattle Company’s property. This calving season has presented new challenges with an unusual, but welcomed, obstacle: 3-foot-tall grass.…

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by Penny Bowie, Omni Advertising and Graphics, Inc. As a professional photographer, I keep up with all the latest in technology when it comes to cameras and I had been watching closely the development of drones. I wanted to purchase one when the camera engineering would complement my business. I needed a 4K video camera that…

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by IBBA Field Service Representative Kyle Dykes In today’s world we find ourselves busier than ever. There is always work to be done and new business to be conducted. In many situations, we find business people, no matter the industry, are operating in multiple locations with employees and resources scattered abroad. This has all been…

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by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS What a difference a year can make. We have gone from a steady, reasonable market to a fluctuating, volatile beef cattle market in just twelve months. The market signal is unpredictable, which can cause confusion. As a seedstock producer, this can be a time of tough decision…

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by IBBA Board President Mike Vorel I hope everyone is enjoying fall. Hopefully you have plenty of standing grass to start the winter season, prolonging the need to feed hay. I also hope everyone has attended or plans to attend one or several Brangus events this fall. Whether it be a production sale, state sale, or…

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by IBBA Field Service Representative Kyle Dykes Sale season has been off to a strong start considering the way the market has fluctuated, and I hope your fall calving is off to a great start as well. Please send pictures via email, the office, or our Facebook page, and we will share those as soon as we…

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by IBBA Board President Mike Vorel I hope everyone had a great summer, and that everyone is n ow enjoying some cooler weather and the start of fall. First off, I would like to say “thanks” and compliment The Oaks Farms, Joe & Catherine Kassler, and the Southeast Brangus Breeders Association on hosting a very informative and…

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by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS The fall sale season is in full swing; therefore, implementation and utilization of all available marketing tools may add value to your Brangus genetics. These tools include development of a strong business plan and an organized marketing plan to help your program stand out from others. The…

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