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Kirsten Nickles, Ph.D., Certified Angus Beef Sustainability & Animal Care Scientist, and Shannon Wharton, Wharton 3C Cattle Co., led a great discussion on sustainability from multiple perspectives. The discussion took place the evening before our April sale.

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Meating Demand Buyers Select Elite Multi-Trait Bulls for Early Turnout

The Meating Demand Sale has evolved to offer the same elite multi-trait genetic excellence in a more relaxed atmosphere appreciated by progressive commercial cow-calf producers purchasing bulls for early turnout. One-hundred eighty-five bidders registered to bid on 198 registered bulls and 194 GAR-influenced, elite bred commercial heifers.

The high selling bull in the sale was Lot 31, GAR Wallace. This 14-month-old son of Basin Jameson out of a GAR Prophet K263 donor offers tremendous outcross potential. His double-digit calving ease, top 2% weaning and yearling weight, over +2 marbling, top 1% $Maternal, +402 $C and top 1% Method Genetics ROI indicate 5408 is a special, multi-trait sire. One of the most progressive beef producers in America, Rich Blair, Blair Brothers, Vale, S.D., made Wallace the high selling bull in the sale on a winning bid of $45,000. Two bulls, Lots 22 and 51, sold for $20,000 each to …

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Dr. Ted Schroeder, K-State distinguished professor of Agricultural Economics, in the Department of Agricultural Economics, has been selected to receive the 2024 Mark and Eva Gardiner Innovation and Excellence Faculty Award.

In announcing the award, Mark Gardiner said, “Dr. Ted Schroeder is a lifelong educator that truly made a difference in our family and Gardiner Angus Ranch’s growth and sustainability. In 1995, the beef industry in America was failing. A few fellow K-State alums and I, along with a few others concerned about the decline in the beef industry, developed a bold plan that eventually became U.S. Premium Beef (USPB). Dr. Schroeder was instrumental in advising us as we developed our plan.”

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