by University of Missouri Extension State Beef Genetics Specialist Jared E. Decker, PhD. Have you ever evaluated a bull, either on paper or visually, and wished you could change one thing about that bull? With new technology, in the coming decades you may have this ability. For simple traits, we have that opportunity now. With…

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The Texas Heat has nothing on the PolarPen… No Bull! by IBBA Assistant to the Executive Vice President Yvonne “Bonnie” Ramirez   The sizzling Texas heat in the summer months is no secret. It’s a scorching time of year with temperatures reaching record highs, over 100 degrees. Tackling, much less accomplishing, anything livestock-related during a…

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by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS The cattle market continues to underwhelm most of us in the industry. It’s hard to say where we will end up in 2017, but it sure seems like we have at least hit the bottom of the price scale. All indications lead to an improved market…

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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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