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Progressive Cattle editors David Cooper and Cassidy Woolsey sit down with “Irons in the Fire” columnist Paul Marchant to chew the cud on current events in the beef industry, preview the upcoming edition of the magazine, and interview some good friends from the ag community.

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Progressive Cattle editors David Cooper and Cassidy Woolsey sit down with “Irons in the Fire” columnist Paul Marchant to chew the cud on current events in the beef industry, preview the upcoming edition of the magazine, and interview some good friends from the ag community.

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English


Episodes
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Sustainability and mental health resources - with Frank Mitloehner and Jessica Cabrera

5/30/2024
Join hosts Tyrell Marchant, Paul Marchant and Abby George on this episode of the Progressive Cattle podcast where you’ll not only hear Paul’s charming New York accent and how he became a pioneer in the cattle business, but also a discussion on bull turn-out and the differences around the country. Tyrell interviews Frank Mitloehner, from UC Davis, as they talk about sustainability and the industry’s relationship with the public when it comes to these issues. Additionally, Carrie discusses all things mental health and resources available for farmers and ranchers with Jessica Cabrera of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Duration:01:04:11

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2024 forage outlook and monensin for cows and heifers – with Katie Raver and Frank White

4/26/2024
For the first time, we welcome Progressive Forage’s Joy Hendrix to the podcast studio, as she visits with Katie Raver from Rock River Laboratory for a regional analysis of forage quality and what to keep in mind for the 2024 growing season. Then Tyrell and Elanco’s Frank White discuss the results of a recent study analyzing the benefits of monensin products in a cow-calf setting. Finally, don’t miss out on an absolutely riveting conversation on the perils of importing exotic wildlife testicles from overseas.

Duration:00:50:54

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Genetic profit tools and industry outlook - with Lee Leachman and David Anderson

3/28/2024
The podcast team is back in the studio for two interviews you don’t want to miss. Lee Leachman of Leachman Cattle Co. shares with Tyrell his insight on genetic profit data that has been a foundation for his seedstock herd. And David visits with David Anderson, Texas A&M ag economist, on beef demand index strength in 2024, and profit goals with today’s high cattle prices.

Duration:01:14:47

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Stay in front of calf health – David Mathes, DBC Ag Products (Sponsored Podcast)

3/12/2024
Calves are the future, regardless of your performance goals. Calf health, beginning on day one, plays a significant role in growth and development. Raising calves isn’t always easy – requiring special care and attention to detail. In this episode, David Mathes with DBC Ag Products, shares his tips for raising healthy, fast-growing calves. David discusses how to stay in front of calf health with proactive calf care. Here is the episode breakdown: This episode is sponsored by DBC Ag Products.

Duration:00:22:32

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NCBA Cattle Industry Convention 2024 – Part 3

2/26/2024
In the third and final segment of our coverage from the NCBA national convention, the team previews the March issue of Progressive Cattle. Abby visits with Elanco's Wayne Ayers about improving conception rates with the proper vaccine strategy. Then Tyrell sits down with Mark McCully to discuss the American Angus Association's Industry Insights survey and what benefits that data can have for American producers. Finally, Carrie talks with veterinarian Brandon Treichler about developing a crisis management plan and how that can protect ranches and the people who make them so special.

Duration:00:42:20

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NCBA Cattle Industry Convention 2024 – Part 2

2/19/2024
Welcome to the second of three episodes of our coverage of NCBA 2024. In this episode, Tyrell Marchant visits with Jeff Heldt, Beef Technical Lead with Selko USA, discussing if your inputs doing what you think they are when it comes to nutrition and feed expenses. Carrie Veselka discusses research conducted by Don Close, Chief Research and Analytics Officer with Terrain, on topics surrounding population demographics as it relates to growing the U.S. beef demand and market. Lastly, Abby George talks with Kimberly Vonnahme, Zoetis, about developmental programing and the cow’s health effect on their calf.

Duration:00:36:40

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NCBA Cattle Industry Convention 2024 – Part 1

2/13/2024
Welcome to the first of three episodes of our coverage of NCBA 2024. In this episode, Carrie Veselka visits with Rob Cook, president of the National Grazing Lands Coalition on strategies to improve grazing, Abby George discusses the impact and management of BVDV with George Perry of Texas A&M University, and Tyrell Marchant talks prenatal cattle nutrition with Ted Perry from Purina Animal Nutrition.

Duration:00:43:01

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Genetics' role in marketing cattle and increasing pasture's carrying capacity - with Ken Odde and Justin Derner

1/25/2024
Progressive Cattle editor Tyrell Marchant visits with Ken Odde from Kansas State University about his work on the newly formed Genetic Merit Pricing Task Force and how he thinks genetic data will impact how cattle are bought, sold and raised in the future. Then, Tyrell sits down with Justin Derner from USDA-ARS at the Range Beef Cow Symposium to discuss what producers can do to make sure their pasture is doing everything it can for their cattle, and vice versa. Finally, David, Carrie, Abby and Tyrell preview the February issue of Progressive Cattle and share their recipes for fighting off the winter blues.

Duration:01:01:12

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Direct to consumer marketing and herd health planning - with Kara Lee and Russ Daly

1/4/2024
In this podcast episode, Progressive Cattle editor Carrie Veselka speaks with Kara Lee, Director of Producer Engagement at Certified Angus Beef, to discuss direct to consumer marketing and the CBA Ranch to Table program. Editor Abby George meets up with Russ Daly, South Dakota State University Extension Veterinarian, at Range Beef Cow Symposium to talk about herd health planning and steps producers can take to protect their cow herd. Also, don’t miss a preview of the January issue, celebrate winter solstice with Paul, David and Abby, and hear where a few members of the Progressive Cattle team hope to travel to in 2024.

Duration:00:49:15

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Optimizing Cattle Health and Performance with Zinpro® (Sponsored Podcast)

12/12/2023
In this podcast episode, we sat down with Dr. Chris Reinhardt with Zinpro to discuss the importance of trace mineral nutrition to optimize cattle health and performance. Keeping cattle healthy and performing to their full potential is key to ensure productivity and profitability in your herd. Learn how partnering with Zinpro will help improve profitability and set your herd up for success for generations to come. This episode is sponsored by Zinpro. Zinpro® is committed to the longevity and success of cattle operations. With the most knowledgeable team and more than 50 years of working within the beef nutrition space, we are delivering nutrition solutions that equip producers to reach higher levels of performance and profitability with their cattle.

Duration:00:10:28

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20 years since the cow that stole Christmas - with Dr. Ron DeHaven

12/4/2023
David and Paul visit with Dr. Ron DeHaven, former chief veterinarian and administrator at the USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, to look back on 20 years since the first case of BSE back in December 2003. If now’s the season when you and the family enjoy Christmas movies, be sure to join the entire Progressive Cattle Podcast team in a cinema rating discussion about the best and worst in Christmas movies.

Duration:01:20:43

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Building a new packing plant – with Jay Theiler

10/25/2023
In this podcast episode, Managing Editor David Cooper sits down with Jay Theiler, executive vice president of AgriBeef, and discusses the opening of a new packing plant in Jerome, Idaho, and the supply and demand dynamics that make or break a packing plant. Also, catch a preview of the November issue, and find out what the podcast crew considers must-haves for Thanksgiving dinner. What are your ride-or-die Thanksgiving favorites?

Duration:00:47:29

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Red Angus Conference - with Rick Funston and Jordan Shockley

9/27/2023
The October podcast goes to Denver, Colorado, for the Red Angus annual conference where David Cooper interviews Rick Funston and Jordan Shockley. Funston, a reproductive physiologist with University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explains numerous factors toward efficiency in repro rates, heifer selection and reproductive success. Shockley, an ag economist with University of Kentucky, highlights what’s the spin on carbon credit sell-offs, and how livestock producers should be prepared (and careful) when approached about selling them. And don’t miss the discussion by Paul, Tyrell, David and Carrie about the good, the bad and the ugly of Halloween candy.

Duration:01:03:41

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What will the cattle industry look like in 40 years? – with David Anderson and Rick Machen

8/29/2023
Carrie Veselka visits with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Ag Economist David Anderson and Rick Machen with the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management at the 2023 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course. Dr. Anderson gives a brief outlook of what’s ahead in the beef and cattle markets in the near future, and Carrie and Dr. Machen explore the major points of a panel discussion he participated in along with Donnell Brown of RA Brown Ranch, Austin Brown of Brown Ranches, Shalene McNeil with NCBA and Ron Gill as moderator – all focused on the question, “What will the cattle industry look like in 40 years?”

Duration:01:25:33

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Genetic testing commercial herds and systems management — with Dylan Preston, Andrea Severtson-Flemming and Aaron Berger

8/1/2023
In this episode, Zoetis's Dylan Preston and producer Andrea Severtson-Flemming discuss the benefits of genetic testing on commercial operations. David Cooper also talks with UNL-Lincoln ranch management specialist Aaron Berger on systems management and also the value of heifers for an operation. Then, the team discusses Tyrell's trip to the BIF Symposium in Calgary and concludes with a recap of their Independence Day celebrations, including ... wait, this can't be right ... porcupine races?

Duration:01:13:59

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Emotional intelligence and feed costs - with Don Tyler and Larry Johnson

6/26/2023
On this episode of the podcast sponsored by Zinpro, join David, Carrie, Paul and Allyson for a preview of the July issue of Progressive Cattle and the annual beef statistics poster. David tests the podcast team on just how well they know U.S. and global beef statistics. Also, Cassidy Woolsey interviews management guru Don Tyler on the principles of emotional intelligence in working with your teams. Tyrell Marchant also visits with Larry Johnson about the costs you can expect this year in feed shipping.

Duration:01:11:08

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A producer’s take on virtual fencing, and insights on interest rates and inflation – with Clay Burtrum and Elliott Dennis

6/2/2023
In this episode, Clay Burtrum, a commercial cow-calf producer in Oklahoma, shares his experience with a two-year virtual fencing project with Oklahoma State University. He discusses everything from price, ease of use, and current challenges. Lastly, Elliott Dennis, an economist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses today’s high cattle prices and how, when adjusted for inflation, the prices have not surpassed the 2013-2015 levels. And new Progressive Cattle intern Allyson Dalton introduces herself to the podcast team. You won’t want to miss it!

Duration:01:08:47

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Mineral: Your key to optimal cattle performance (Sponsored Podcast)

5/9/2023
As a cattle nutritionist, Ted Perry talks to people every day – like cattle owners with real-time problems – and translates the research into real help. Prior to joining Purina more than 23 years ago, Perry earned his master's degree in animal science from Penn State University, then worked in research at Cornell University. This episode is sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven to unlock the greatest potential in every animal, the company is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets.

Duration:00:32:04

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Diving into WOTUS and adapting nutrition to cow size – with Mary-Thomas Hart and Ron Scott

4/26/2023
In this episode, Tyrell and Ron Scott of Purina Animal Nutrition talk about the need for adapting nutrition guidelines as average cow size grows. Carrie also visits with Mary-Thomas Hart, Chief Counsel, Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association about the current state of the Waters of the U.S. rules and where that leaves cattle producers. David, Tyrell and Carrie also discuss the recent BLM announcement about public land use.

Duration:01:04:00

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Upcoming label changes for over-the-counter antibiotics and regulation changes for implants – with Dan Thomson and Brad Johnson

3/28/2023
Starting in June 2023, antibiotics will no longer be available for purchase at your local farm store. Hear from Dr. Dan Thomson at Iowa State University as he discusses this regulatory change and how producers can obtain antibiotics going forward. And later, Dr. Brad Johnson at Texas Tech University dives into the label changes for reimplanting cattle under the same FDA issued guidance. You’ll also hear David, Paul, Tyrell and Carrie’s thoughts on these changes, as well as David’s recent open house tour with True West Beef and more.

Duration:00:58:52