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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...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Pairing is the Key

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice When most people hear about “pairing” they think of matching wine with food. I...
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The Cattleman’s Corner OPINION: For Good or Bad, All Politics Are Local

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Could three city commissioners in Philadelphia decide whether a farmer in California’s Central Valley...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Kern County Cattleman and Cattle Try to Keep America Great Again

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On October 14, 2020 in Fallon, Nevada, approximately 700 ranchers and patriots gathered from...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Sometimes It Takes Unconventional

By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice When you are forty miles from town and a sixty-year-old galvanized tank is leaking water...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Acronym Overload

By Austin Snedden, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Eventually we may see the day when we only communicate in acronyms. Oil industry guys...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: There Aren’t Enough Hands For Your Style of Cowboyin’

By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice Have you ever worked cows with someone that has only worked with big crews? They dive...
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The Cattleman’s Corner Trailer Lights, Tape Measures, and Other Mysterious Things

By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice There are certain things in life with just no explanation. Sure, humanity has tackled some big...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Should Economic Contraction Mean Government Contraction?

By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice In the private sector, income and growth generally correspond with each other. However, in government, economic...
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The Cattleman’s Corner Balancing Reputation and Responsibility

By Austin Snedden Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all heard references that you can judge a person by their friends or whom...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: R-CALF CEO Discusses the “Beef” with Dysfunctional Cattle Markets

By Austin Snedden Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On Tuesday, February 4th, the Kern County Cattlemen’s Association (KCCA) president, Carl Twisselman, welcomed 90 members...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Selecting Cattle to Fit Economics

By Austin Snedden Contributor, Valley Ag Voice For the last 50 years in the cattle industry, various traits have been emphasized and de-emphasized,...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Are Meatheads Smarter Than Meat Producers?

By Austin Snedden We may all have different opinions on unions, but we can definitely agree that some are more effective than...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Barbed Wire and Bailing Twine

A cattle rancher’s day-to-day tasks run the gamut of job descriptions, a cattle rancher’s truck reflects those multitude of duties that may need to be undertaken. A rancher’s pickup truck is a masterpiece of functional chaos. From plumbing to fence repair, from mechanics to office work, my truck has it.