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Beef Roundtable: Tips on how to have a successful bull buying season

Let the action begin. The bull sale season is in full swing.

The annual “bull run” is upon us as bull sale season is in full swing. But beyond the auctioneer’s chant and all the pictures in the sale catalog, what do you need to look for to keep your cow herd headed in the direction you want it to go?

Tune in to this edition of the Beef Roundtable for the answers. Our two guests share a lifetime of knowledge and experience in how they ensure they bring home the right combination of genetics to match their goals for their ranch. Tom Field is a commercial cow-calf producer and chair of the Paul Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Connee Quinn is a past president of the Beef Improvement Federation and she and her husband, Rueben, operate a cow-calf ranch near Chadron, Neb.

The two experts discuss why having a plan is important when you select your next set of bulls, what they look for in matching genetics to their environment and long-range goals for the ranch and the process they go through in working with their seedstock suppliers as a genetic partner in their ranch’s success

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