“It’s revolutionary,” says Rich Porter, of Porter Cattle Co. at Reading, KS. “The abundance of relatively cheap ethanol byproducts has totally changed the game, not only for finishing cattle but for backgrounding." ...
Hollinger Cattle Company always finds new opportunities in their stocker opteration.
"Over the years we've learned tender loving care and animal comfort is uppermost to how successful you are backgrounding cattle... Good feed, good water and a comfortable place. You can't overcome poor handling and care with antibiotics," he says.
Hughes Cattle Co. of Bartlesville, OK -- owned and operated by John and Robert Hughes -- has been named National Stocker Award (NSA) winner for 2006.