June 21, 2022 | Vol. 15 : No. 6

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A Father’s Faith

Soft feeder-cattle prices and COVID ended up being blessings in disguise for this young cattleman.

In the fall of 2019, 17-year-old Caleb Tyree had a dilemma. When he was 14, he borrowed the money to buy 100 heifers. The last installment was due, but feeder-calf prices were too low to make the final payment from the sale of that year’s preconditioned calves.

“We talked about it and prayed about it,” says his dad, veterinarian David Tyree. “I ended up fronting him the money so he could feed them longer.”

While neither father nor son would wish the suffering caused by COVID on anyone, it did speed up a plan that was already in progress.

Radale Tiner

Association Perspective

Grant me the courage to change the things I can.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

These words were cross-stitched by hand and remain framed in the home of a lifelong friend and mentor. I am weeks from having a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, a full-time job and bad four-legged habit. I think about those words more with each passing day.

Modifying the Body’s Immune System to Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Scientists develop a novel diabetes treatment involving transplanting pancreas cells that produce insulin.

In a new study, a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Georgia Tech and Harvard University has demonstrated the successful use of a novel Type 1 diabetes treatment in a large animal model. Their approach involves transplanting insulin-producing pancreas cells — called pancreatic islets — from a donor to a recipient, without the need of long-term immunosuppressive drugs.

June 7, 2022 | Vol. 15 : No. 6

Power in Numbers, Relationships

Separate cattle operations graze together, sell calves as one.

Bill and Laurie Lickley were just looking for more feed for their cows.

Hauling the herd between summer and winter locations and feeding hay wasn’t a business model they felt like they could keep up long-term, so they were looking for other opportunities.

They did find pastures, but they gained a whole lot more, says Bill Lickley.

News & Notes

Industry tidbits from around the country.

Registration opens for Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course
Beef cattle producers worldwide are invited to attend the 68th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 1-3 on the Texas A&M University campus.

Effects of Higher Crop, Input Prices

Agricultural and Food Policy Center analysis reflective of 64 representative crop farms.

Whether you grow crops in addition to raising cattle or not, the prices of crops and their inputs directly affect your operation. So, what does that look like this year?

A report by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University titled “Economic Impact of Higher Crop and Input Prices on AFPC’s Representative Crop Farms” provides insights into the economic effects of higher crop and major input prices on the center’s 64 representative crop farms.

Angus Proud

In this Angus Proud series, Editorial Intern Jessica Wesson provides insights into how producers across the country use Angus genetics in their respective environments.

Scott SproulAngus Proud: Scott Sproul

Oklahoma operation learned wisdom of moving calving season to better suit their marketing needs.

Bubba CrosbyAngus Proud: Bubba Crosby

Fall-calving Georgia herd uses quality and co-ops to market calves.

Jim MooreAngus Proud: Jim Moore

Arkansas operation retains ownership through feeding and values carcass data.

Stephen ShinerAngus Proud: Stephen Shiner

Idaho operation rotates pastures in summer and raises crops for winter.

Brian NusbaumAngus Proud: Brian Nusbaum

Angus cattle fit cattleman’s marketing goals and helped him set out on his own.

Les ShawAngus Proud: Les Shaw

South Dakota operation manages winter with preparation and bull selection.

Jeremy StevensAngus Proud: Jeremy Stevens

Nebraska operation is self-sufficient for feedstuffs despite sandy soil.

Dave RutanAngus Proud: Dave Rutan

Angus breeder gets the most out of his bull investment by partnering with opposite calving-season operation.

Nickey SmithAngus Proud: Nickey Smith

AngusLink helps Louisiana cattleman gain more for his calves.