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ISSUE DATE: 10/14/2013

Red Angus breeder cares for land, cattle

By Jennifer Carrico

If you take care of the land, it will help take care of you and your animals, according to South Dakota Red Angus breeder Craig Bieber.

Bieber and his family have raised purebred Red Angus cattle in northern South Dakota for many years. Craig’s parents, Ron and Lois, who still help out with everyday activities on the ranch, founded Bieber Red Angus Ranch. Craig’s wife, Peggy, is also involved in the everyday activities on the ranch.

When Ron started the ranch, they had mostly Hereford cattle, but he gradually experimented with Shorthorns and eventually landed on switching to Red Angus cattle in the late 1960s.

The ranch, which spans nearly 8,700 acres and includes both owned and leased land, sets among land owned by the U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Department. Craig believes it is important to keep this land in the best environment possible for the wildlife that live there, yet manage it so the cows are getting what they need as well.

“We use mob grazing as much as possible on most of our ground. We let cows into different paddocks at a high rate and for a short amount of time. It has helped us make drastic improvements to the pasture,” he said.


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Despite shutdown, ag industry moves forward
FAPRI report compares House and Senate farm bill provisions, costs
Farmway hosts Food Pantry Drive in celebration of October Coop Month
Government shutdown in second week
Kan. man claimed $3.8 million tax refunds
Kansas deals with federal shutdown
MU Extension offering information sessions on Affordable Care Act

CROPS

Beetles in sunflowers nothing to worry about
Choices at the gas pump have changed
Corn growers need to look out for western corn rootworm damage
Economist: Crop acreage in 2014 subject to many uncertainties
Franklin County farmer provides leadership for U.S. soybean exports
Kansas Corn continues to push for farm bill passage
Kansas Corn leaders play role in shaping the future
K-State researcher takes close look at 5 rural grocery stores
Missouri Corn announces new leadership
Monsanto announces purchase of The Climate Corporation
Mosaic brings Pursuit of 300 tour to far western Corn Belt
NMSU to have Northern Pueblo Agricultural Day in Espanola
Noted Borlaug biographer to speak at K-State Oct. 16
Register now for 2014 NAIPSC Web Course
Sorghum board seeks applicants to fill vacancy
UNL students invited to 2014 Ag Innovation Prize launch in Washington
USDA's Farm Service Agency Provides Cautionary Reminders for Colorado Farmers
Winter wheat planting underway

LIVESTOCK

7th annual NILE Championship Ranch Rodeo Finals celebrates origin of rodeo
ALB soliciting cooperative funding applications
Anaplasmosis prevention, an all-season program
Beef Checkoff partners with Arby's on Smokehouse Brisket sandwich
Calf well-being at weaning
Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show registration underway
Dealing with livestock losses
Farm Bureau leaders testify on behalf of dairy farmers
Fire damage put in millions at Kan. packing plant
Kansas Cattlemen to have business meeting Nov. 8
Lack of government data collection already affecting livestock markets
Livestock disease found in 2nd Montana cattle herd
Miles of Smiles presents 'Walk & Whoa Ball'
Moore named 2013 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year
Mother Nature's calling card puts hit into livestock country
Ranch Cowgirls Rodeo Association holds finals
Ranch gatherings planned
Red Angus breeder cares for land, cattle
Second edition of Juliet Getty's 'Aging Horse' expanded with new information
Supreme champions showcased at Kansas State Fair Cattle Show
Texas Beef Council partners with AgriLife Extension to host Beef 706
YSA tours beef, dairy industries

EDITOR

Learn from the land
Shutdown slowdown
The shutdown fallout

COLUMNS

A top performer: SY Wolf strong in first year in Central Plains fields
Another potato famine
Cattle market is very good
Company offers low-cost solar solution for weather reporting
Company offers low-cost solar solution for weather reporting
Data deprivation: A reality check for agriculture
Grain cart data can be managed with firm's system
West Nile app tool introduced
Yamaha introduces multi-purpose Viking ATV

MARKETS

Bowling Green livestock auction report
Callaway livestock auction report
Hay trade slow
Livestock auction contact information
McAlester livestock sales report
Sedalia livestock auction report
Springfield livestock auction report
Woodward livestock sales summary

RANGE

Jim Gerrish Grazing Workshops to focus on improved productivity, profitability

FAMILY

Compact Monarch still has many features
Counties post, increase bounties for feral hogs
Create a fun and flavorful fall gathering
Destructive tree pest detected in Colorado
Dodge City Days earns one of top 100 event honors
From the Land of Kansas companies participate in world's largest food and beverage fair
Get moving, for a lot of reasons
Harvesting, storing fall garden produce
Meditation
NMSU men's rodeo holds on to top spot in region
Paper Clover Campaign supports 4-H youth
River Valley District 4-H Livestock Judging Team competes at Ak-Sar-Ben

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