Great beef starts with seedstock focus, which is daily life for Art and Stacy Butler of Spring Cove Ranch in Idaho. For more than a century, the Butler family has raised registered Angus seedstock on the western range.
Research supports fat as part of a healthy diet and consumers are demanding high-quality beef, and the beef industry has seen a rebound of grade because of increased emphasis on genetics, says Dale Woerner, Texas Tech.
Everyone involved in the cow/calf sector, commercial or seedstock, exited last fall's sale season reeling from what appeared to be an inevitable storm. Skepticism quickly replaced the optimistic zeal that carried
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The objective for beef cows is to produce a calf. About 15 to 20 percent of the calves are destined as replacements, so the remaining 80 to 85 percent of the calves go the feed yard as terminal cattle. Given that fact,