The Casual Cattle Conversations Podcast

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November 28, 2022  

How to Organize Your Herd Records

The new year is just around the corner and the next calving season will be here before you know it. Ray Williams joins the show to discuss what cattle producers can do to straighten out their herd records in a way that will move them toward their goals faster. Ray discusses what data points can be collected and different options for collecting them. We also talk about different methods for tagging calves and giving them their unique ID.

 

Alphanumeric Tagging Codes & Years

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November 21, 2022  

Keeping the Cattle Industry Sustainable & How You Can Take Action

Cattle producers have been focused on sustainability for generations, but how can they stay on top of this and continue to be progressive? Steve Wooten joins the show to discuss his family’s operation and how they continue to improve.

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1. What sustainability looks like on cattle operations
2. How you make changes to move in this direction
3. How sustainable practices impact your profitability in the long run

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November 14, 2022  

Fencing Strategies to Keep Predators Away from Your Herd

Keep your cattle in and the wolves, coyotes, elk, deer and other wildlife out with these fencing strategies shared by Liam Shaw. Liam discusses several different fencing strategies to keep predators and wild game away from your herd and hay in this short podcast episode.

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November 7, 2022  

Effective Fences for Cornstalk Grazing

Robbie Johnson joins the show to help cattle producers prepare for winter by making sure they set up their fences properly for grazing cornstalks. Robbie covers what types of energizers, posts, insulators and wire to consider using and offers tips for establishing a proper ground. If you watch the video he even shows examples of Gallagher products that can be used.

 

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October 31, 2022  

Why You Need to Stop Comparing Your Ranch to Others

Jason Medows joins the show this week to discuss comparison syndrome and how it impacts management decisions for cattle producers. He also brings to light methods of pulling yourself out of comparison syndrome and how to create a healthier relationship with your farm and ranch.

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October 24, 2022  

Herd Health & Grazing Management

Herd Health & Grazing

Learn how beef producers in Quebec have used intensive grazing to improve their herd health, while creating a business that fits their lifestyle. Brian and Kim Maloney with Brylee Farms, join the show this week to discuss their process for buying cattle, grass finishing them and selling the meat directly to consumers.

 

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October 17, 2022  

Finding Your Faith as a Rancher

Kyley DeVoe joined the show this week to talk about the importance of having faith as ranchers and beef producers.
Kyley's message is passionate and inspiring to hear as he dives into...
 
1. Why we need to have faith
2. How to grow in our faith journeys
3. Understanding and using your spiritual gifts
October 10, 2022  

Weaning Cattle: Nutrition, Vaccines and Technology

Discover when and how to develop effective weaning protocols for your herd's animal health and nutrition by using current weigh scales and building relationships with veterinarians and beef cattle nutritionists. Experts from ADM and Gallagher join the show to share their experience and advice to ranchers as beef producers themselves.

 

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October 3, 2022  

How DNA Testing Improves the Bottom Line for Commercial Cattlemen

John Price and Craig Bieber discuss the ROI associated with using DNA testing to select for replacement heifers in commercial cow-calf herds. John and Craig cover everything from how to get started with Igenity Beef to what it looks like when it comes time to make your replacement decisions.

 

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September 26, 2022  

Everything You Need to Know Before Building a Cross-fence or Offset

Jeremy McGill with Gallagher shares the tools and strategies you need to successfully implement offsets and cross-fences. Jeremy covers the planning process, water systems, energizers and insulators all in under 30 minutes. This episode will help you keep your beef cattle where they belong!

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