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When the Western Livestock Journal was founded in 1922, it was a time of transition for the beef industry and all of agriculture. The country was in a period of relative prosperity and peace, but agriculture was lagging behind due to overproduction of agriculture commodities after World War I. Read moreReviewing a century of genetics and progress

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Bob and Judy Prosser own and operate Arizona ranches that have been in the family more than 100 years. Judy’s grandfather, Boss Chilson, had land in Tonto Basin (between Payson and Phoenix) as early as 1913, and in 1924, the family acquired a forest allotment north of Payson, near Happy Jack. Read moreBar T Bar Ranches: A century of advancements

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Cattle producers continued to see pressure from lack of good pasture conditions and expensive hay well into fall last year. Cow-calf producers have struggled to retain breeding herd animals in large portions of the West, a situation that was likely avoided in 2020 with availability of government payments. Read moreExpectations for the cattle industry in 2022