• Joseph Egloff started a small processing and packing plant to sell his cattle direct to local markets. (Becky Mills)

    Challenges of Starting or Expanding a Small Packing Plant

    Starting or expanding a small packing plant is challenging and expensive.

  • Hannah and Eric Klitz are adding to the family beef business by building connections online and at their new retail location. (Courtesy of Oak Barn Beef)

    Future of Food

    Cattle producers want to take a larger share of beef's retail price by going direct to their loyal consumers.

  • Caleb Williams may be 24 years old, but he's had good mentors and lots of real-world experience to help him build a business. (Becky Mills)

    Five Successful Practices From a Young Cattle Producer

    Young rancher's top five steps to a successful beef business.

  • (Joe Dickie)

    Planned Bale Management Brings More Than Profits

    Ranchers find winter bale grazing eases workloads and builds soil health.

  • (Boyd Kidwell)

    Integrate Cover Crops With Livestock

    Costs tied to cover crop production may be offset by adding livestock to the mix.

  • Gary Greene, Louisiana-based veterinarian and cattle breeder, relies on ryegrass grazing and baleage for developing bulls. (Becky Mills)

    Lean Bulls Are Fertile Bulls

    A heavy, slick animal is a guaranteed attention-grabber, but he may not be bringing the goods.

  • Ken Griner puts disposition high on the list when evaluating potential herd sires for Florida's Usher Land and Timber. (Becky Mills)

    Bull Genetics Play Key Role in a Successful Herd

    Herd sires carry a hefty price tag, but it's secondary to what his genetics deliver.