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How We Improve Beef Quality Through Every Generation

How We Improve Beef Quality Through Every Generation

It’s not hard to create good looking cattle.

Just pick a pair that outwardly show traits known for producing good beef and let them mate. Though that explanation is a little oversimplified, the process still lacks for the scientific accuracy Agri Bee…

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Learn the Hows and Whys Behind Branding Cattle

Learn the Hows and Whys Behind Branding Cattle

Branding has symbolized the ranching lifestyle for decades. In the western art motif, branding has long stood as the embodiment of cattle ranching. An old wooden corral, ropers on horseback, cowboys kneeling next to a calf, and a big, open sky in the…

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It's Leftovers FOr Dinner At The Trough

It's Leftovers FOr Dinner At The Trough

Minimizing feed ingredient expenses without sacrificing quality is one of the most difficult tasks in raising cattle. 

Feed costs can account for up to 80% of the total variable costs of beef production. Reducing those costs means we can provide our …

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Cattle Nutrition

Cattle Nutrition

Whether it’s an hour at the gym, a walk with the dog, eight glasses of water, or a well-balanced meal, many people strive to be as healthy as possible every day. Cattle are no different and, at Agri Beef, we keep a close eye on their health.

Nutritio…

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Using the Whole Steer

Using the Whole Steer

Beef companies tend to focus on the beef.

It seems like an obvious priority, until you consider that edible meat makes up a little less than two-thirds of the materials produced in a processing plant.
The rest may not be as appetizing, but it’s just a…

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Prescott Land & Livestock, Jerome Idaho

Prescott Land & Livestock, Jerome Idaho

B. Roy Prescott is a businessman, and he is a family man.  Sitting in his ranch office, Roy is surrounded by photos of prize winning Charolais bulls, ribbons, trophies, and photos of his parents, children, and grandchildren looking over him as he ope…

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Why We Use Antibiotics

Why We Use Antibiotics

Dripping nose. Puffy, gunk-filled eyes. Limited appetite. Symptoms that worry you as a parent are what we look for in our cattle, so we can help them fight off illness and recover as soon as possible.

Our pen riders are often the first line of defens…

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Winter at the Feed Yard

Winter at the Feed Yard

When the forecast calls for several inches – or feet – of snow, providing our cattle with the basics of food, water and a comfortable place to rest gets a bit more complicated. 

At Boise Valley Feeders in Parma, ID the yard crew beds pens with over s…

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A Veterinarian's Perspective on Growth Hormones

A Veterinarian's Perspective on Growth Hormones

Dr. Del Miles has made a career traveling from feed yard to feed yard, in the sweltering summer heat and subzero winter temperatures, from the Great Plains to the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Miles’s animal care expertise, built on early beginnings in feed…

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The Bentz Family, Crow Camp Ranch

The Bentz Family, Crow Camp Ranch

The wide open space of the Oregon high desert envelopes you as you drive down the dirt road leading into Crow Camp Ranch. In a sea of sagebrush, black cattle forage for sparse desert grass amongst the ground squirrels, jack rabbits, and sage grouse. …

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