“Desperado” rules Iowa State Fair’s 2016 Super Bull contest

The winner of the Iowa State Fair’s “Super Bull Contest” is a Black Angus bull named “Desperado.” Desperado is owned by John and Emily Putney and family of Gladbrook, Iowa. Desperado weighed in at 2,972 pounds to take home the ‘Super Bull’ title for the 2016 fair. His competition weighed in at 2,627 pounds and 2,273 pounds. This year’s Super […]

Cheeseburger Cresent Casserole

Ingredients 1 lb ground beef, cooked, drained 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup dill pickle relish 1 1/2 cups shredded American cheese (6 oz) 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, mix beef and ketchup. Heat over medium-high heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Stir in relish and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon […]

Cull cow market: Start planning now

By Jessica Sampson, LMIC Ag Economist As summer winds down, cattle producers must start making “keep or cull” decisions in their herds. Cull cows come to market throughout the year, but prices are seasonally lowest in the fall – because this is when supply of cull cows to the market is the largest.  When cull cows are sold into the […]

DNA genotyping makes infinite progress

The technological advances in DNA genotyping and how it relates to cattle production seem endless. Once producers measured traits traditionally, whether it was with a scale or a calendar, to determine average daily gain. Now, much more concise methods are available, according to Rick Pfortmiller with Neogen/Geneseek. “We’re 10 years into DNA genomic testing now,” he says.  “Fifteen years ago, […]

Montana Hay Hotline available for producers short on hay

With severe and extreme drought expanding throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture wants to remind folks that the Hay Hotline is available to producers as an online tool to connect buyers and sellers of hay and pasture.  The department maintains the Hay Hotline as a service to the agricultural industry, making it available with the expectation that all […]

Mt. Rushmore Angus wins Pen Show

By Codi Vallery-Mills Mt. Rushmore Angus Ranch took home the Supreme Champion Pen of Three honors at the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Pen of Three Show at the Central States Fair on Aug. 24 in Rapid City, S.D. The ranch’s champion pen of light heifers took the show’s supreme title and they had tough competition from the 30 pens that were […]

No-Bull Enterprises introduces new Callicrate PRO Bander

No-Bull Enterprises is proud to introduce the next generation Callicrate Bander – the Callicrate PRO Bander™.   It is the most advanced tool of its kind, thanks in part to the use of CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). “We eliminated the need to crimp the tensioned loop, which speeds up the operation by removing a step in the […]

Ready. Set. Hike!

The Northern Hills Beef Bowl was held this past weekend and the South Dakota Beef Industry Council and South Dakota CattleWomen served as key sponsors. Held in Spearfish at Black Hills State University, the Beef Bowl consisted of a tailgate party that served hamburgers, beef trivia that the crowd could participate in for prizes and the recognition of several area […]