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
Tucked away in southeast Saskatchewan, Canada, near the small town of Redvers, the Kenray Ranch has cycled through highs and lows from its inception in 1902. Read moreKenray Ranch’s stability over the century
Looking back on a century of ranching in the West, one thread that runs unbroken throughout that history is a trend toward ever-increasing—and seemingly unending—environmental regulations. Read moreESA’s history: Good intentions, litigious results
Derek Thompson, his brother, Damon, and their cousin, Brad Lindstrom, grew up around cattle, although Thompson says it was more of a hobby than anything. Fast forward a handful of years and a couple of different industries later, and the trio is running a fully integrated cattle and beef business. Read moreNextGen has eye on the future
Ranchers have opportunities to receive incentives for soil carbon sequestration through different grazing management systems. The question is, how do ranchers get involved, and what considerations should be taken prior to participating in voluntary carbon markets? Read moreIs the carbon market right for your operation?
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
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