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  • A graphic shows the pathway to profit in range management including Grazing Behavior, Plant ID and Nutrition

    In this three-part video series, Hi-Pro Feeds Range Nutritionist Kent Mills outlines the three essential pillars for managing your cattle operation. Knowledge of grazing behavior, plant identification, and the nutritional requirements of your cattle …

  • A black cow grazes.

    In this three-part video series, Hi-Pro Feeds Range Nutritionist Kent Mills outlines the three essential pillars for managing your cattle operation. In this video, he discusses grazing behaviors of beef cattle, and how, by observing how and where …

  • Tall West Texas grasses.

    In this three-part video series, Hi-Pro Feeds Range Nutritionist Kent Mills outlines the three essential pillars for managing your cattle operation. In this video, he discusses the importance of being able to identify the plants your cattle most …

  • A cowboy silhouette at dawn with a crescent moon overhead.

    Hi-Pro Feeds Range Nutritionist Kent Mills outlines the three essential pillars for managing your cattle operation. In this video, he describes the nutritional requirements of cattle throughout the year, and techniques for monitoring how well those …

  • Dr. Matt McMillan judges a horse and rider as they go through a reigning pattern

    July 6, 2017

    Successful 4-H horse shows require parents, children, and professional volunteers to come together and create an experience for the kids who participate. But there is usually only one entering the arena wearing a jacket and tie, the …

  • Black cows and calves on green grass walk toward camera.

    June 27, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    As regular readers will know, we grew increasingly concerned about the rising cattle market in mid-April through early May.

    Of course, price gains are always a good thing for …

  • A blonde woman feeds a brown and black horse from a bucket.

    June 22, 2017

    By Matt McMillan, Ph.D., Equine Nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds

    Molds are single-celled fungi that are found everywhere in nature.  They grow on plants among other substrates in nature and play a role in the natural process of plant decay. …

  • A herd of cows gathers around a tank full of water.

    June 15, 2017

    The summer months in the southern US can present challenges for cattle producers. High heat, dry weather, and declining forage quality can put added stress on your cattle and limit your productivity. Kent Mills, range nutritionist at …

  • A brown and white calf looks toward camera with the herd in the background.

    June 13, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    If you go to grocery stores in Canada and the US, you’ll find lots of beef cuts are roughly twice the price of comparable pork cuts.

    For example, at one store we visited, the …

  • The Harvey's store and outbuildings with a sunset in the background.

    May 25, 2017

    Although relatively small, Ruidoso, New Mexico is a vibrant, eclectic community. Home to two ski resorts, a hotel and casino, and the famous All American Futurity Quarter Horse Race, it also lies near the Rio Hondo Land and Cattle …

  • A black cow with green ear tags stands in tall brown grass.

    May 16, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Is the seven-month climb ending? Some warning signs!

    Our previous posts have chronicled the dramatic climb in the cattle market since last fall, while more recently we have …

  • Jordan Driver turns a barrel on horseback.

    May 15, 2017

    Family Tradition

    Dane and Jennifer Driver come from a long family tradition of ranching and horsemanship. The Driver Ranch was homesteaded in 1878, making Dane a 6th generation Texas rancher. Dane’s wife, Jennifer grew up on a central …

  • Santellana stands in a Hi-Pro warehouse surrounded by pallets of Hi-Pro Feed wearing a hard hat.

    May 8, 2017

    A couple years ago tragedy struck the Santellana family when they lost a grandson. After experiencing sincere benevolence from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Houston, TX, Joe Santellana, Production Manager in Friona, TX …

  • Kent Mills stands with a customer and consults a laptop sitting on the hood of his Hi-Pro truck.

    May 4, 2017

    The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect in January of this year. After four months of implementing the new practices involved in these restrictions on medicated feeds, what do producers and dealers have to say about the …

  • A group of colts on a green field look over a fence toward camera.

    May 4, 2017

    By Matt McMillan, PhD and Chris Morrow, DVM

    It’s the goal of every horse owner who intends to breed a mare to produce a good, strong, healthy colt.  To accomplish this goal, there are many considerations to be taken into account from …

  • Brown cattle stand in a field behind a wood and wire fence.

    May 2, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    If you want security, reliability and predictability along with smooth, dependable returns, the beef business is not the place to be.

    It’s doubtful too many sectors of …

  • Black cows with yellow ear tags eat mineral out of a blue bucket.

    April 18, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Last edition, we expressed the idea it was time to start watching for topping signals in the rising cattle market.

    The market had come a long, long way from its dismal lows of …

  • Hunter Meinzer hand feeds a horse

    April 13, 2017

    By Chris Morrow, DVM and Matt McMillan, PhD

    Tying-up in horses is a ‘catch-all’ term used by many horse men and women who are referring to a muscle cramping, soreness, or unwillingness to move in horses that is generally brought …

  • A black cow and two calves with yellow ear tags look toward camera.

    April 4, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Cattle prices have been on the rise for about five months. The comeback has occurred following the severe, merciless bear market that pounded beef producers to the mat during …

  • Fred Danley in 1963 is in the winner's circle at Riodoso Downs surrounded by a crowd.

    March 27, 2017

    Fred Danley has spent his life with race horses. Growing up the son of horse trainer Ike Danley, he started training full-time at 16 years old. Just three years later, at 19, he became the youngest trainer to ever win the Kansas …