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The Sellman Ranch sits southeast of Crawford, past the Crow Butte uranium mine, through the trees and winding hills of Pine Ridge with spectacular views, out on the sprawling and flat table. Butch Sellman and family own and operate the third generation ranch.

Ranchers in the northwest are a special breed of people. They have a way about them that is not very easy to find in people of today’s world. Ranchers are both male and female, young and old, large operation or small operation. They are all the same in many ways.

More than 500 producers, educators, researchers and others with an interest in beef cattle gathered in Mitchell this week.

Although more than half of all US dairy cows are bred using AI, only 7.6 percent of beef operations have implemented an AI program, according to National Animal Health Monitoring System. Why aren’t more beef producers on board with AI?

MINT SPRING, Va. (AP) — Leon Armentrout stood at the base of a hill and called on his dog, Pickett, to herd four sheep located on a farm in rural Augusta County.

This article and other research-based beef news are available on beef.unl.edu, Nebraska Extension’s beef cattle production website. Interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles become available throughout the month of publication and are accessible at https://go.unl.edu/podcast.

The 26th Range Beef Cow Symposium returns to Nebraska Nov. 18-20 in Mitchell, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Events Center, with the theme “Moving Science into Practice.” The wide-ranging agenda is designed to be both topical and practical, ranging from headline-generating events like cell-cultured meats to advice about finances, reproduction, calving, and nutrition.


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