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OPINION: Apex Predator

Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Recently, at our County Cattlemen’s meeting, we heard from California Department of Fish and Wildlife...

OPINION: Balancing Industry Strength and Individual Producer Vitality

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It is important that we recognize that the strength of an industry is vital...

OPINION: Crony Capitalism and USDA Animal Disease Traceability Proposals

Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Apparently, the United States Department of Agriculture has never heard the cliché about not beating...
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Guide to Bidding at a Live Auction 

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Live auctions with a good auctioneer are exciting and usually the best way to...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: (OPINION) Newsom and California Legislature: Dumb as a Post or Pro...

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are certain things that have such a strong...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: (OPINION) Capi-Toll-Ism

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice I have been thinking about what we call our free society and trying to...
California wildfire

The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Misdiagnosis

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Misdiagnosis is something we generally think of when referring to the medical field, but...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: The Carrot on a Stick

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all heard the saying, and probably many...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Terminal Force

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The cattle industry in general has a magnetic force towards terminal traits. It is...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Breeding for the Exceptional, or Breeding for Consistency

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice In every Breeding 101 or genetics class in almost every animal agriculture college, academia...
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OPINION: Cattleman’s Corner: Catalytic Converter Policy: Today’s California in a Single Example

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My sister recently had her catalytic converter stolen, adding her to the ranks of...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Extremely Different but Exactly the Same

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice I have had the privilege of being able to travel around much of the...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Do It Yourself and Find Out

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are a fair amount of folks that have been managed by someone who...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: The Perfect Cow is Somewhere in the Middle

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The types of cattlemen fall somewhere along a bell curve; the vast majority are...
Lean Six Sigma

The Cattleman’s Corner: Politics Aside, Is it Effective?

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice OPINION: Judicious businesses are regularly evaluating whether the things they are spending time and...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Ranch Magnetism

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are folks that have an unavoidable magnetism, or...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: The Customer is Always Right

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice “The customer is always right” is an age old saying taught in business classes...
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Flies Buzz Because That is Their Job

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The fly is one of the most despicable creatures in the world. Besides being...
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Cattleman’s Corner: Cow Trails

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Of all the great philosophical arguments, and all the dominating current events, I feel...

The Cattleman’s Corner OPINION: We Expect More From Entry Level Than the Executive Level

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all been in that uncomfortable situation when you go to a fast...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Excuses Better Have Some Quality

By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Most excuses we get on a day-to-day basis are almost impossible to verify. But for...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: One Man’s Trash

By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My grandfather would say in reference to the challenging short grass country that our family...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Park It

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The history of people in positions of power asking the commoners to do things...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Drafting Genetic Quality in You

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A lot of parallels can be made between a professional sports team drafting new...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Unruly Natives

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Environmentalists place a great deal of importance on native species. The religion of valuing...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Cattle Need More Flex

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice From a plane window, thirty thousand feet above the ground, one can take in...