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All-Pro leadership advice from Archie Manning

Archie Manning, former all-pro quarterback and father of Eli and Peyton Manning, gave NCBA members some advice on leadership during their second general session. Manning said they need to think like a leader, set goals like a leader, and act like a leader. If you think like a leader Manning said you can overcome adversity […]

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What to consider when selecting replacement heifers

As pasture conditions improve across the U.S. producers are starting to rebuild their herds. As producers select replacement heifers there are a number of factors to consider. Jerry Lispey, American Simmental Association, discussed the selection of replacement heifers for fertile longevity during his presentation at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN. Lispey said […]

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Cattlemen enter the fifth dimension

The fifth dimension is more than a musical group it is a new way of looking at the cattle industry. Mike Nichols, U.S. Cattle and Equine Technical Services for Zoetis and Robin Falkner, managing veterinarian for cattle and equine technical services for Zoetis explained this concept during their presentation at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention […]

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McDonald’s VP talks sustainability for beef industry

The McDonald’s Corporation recently announced that it wants start sourcing its beef supply from a sustainable ¬†supply chain by 2016. Bob Langert, vice president corporate sustainability for McDonald’s Corporation, discussed this decision with beef producers during Cattlemen’s Colleg e at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention. Langert said McDonald’s is working with the Global Roundtable for […]

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CattleFax Industry Outlook

“It has to rain and we have to have a corn crop,” Randy Block, CattleFax CEO, said at the Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa. All of the projections made by the CattleFax analysts depend right now on how much moisture producers get on their farms and ranches. Drought damaged pastures and high corn prices have […]

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