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Business on the Texas-Mexico border

Border life: A rancher's economic argument for a wall

by Andy Uhler Jan 31, 2019
“For us it’s more from an agriculture point of view. It’s not about politics.”
Rancher Richard Guerra stands in a hallway in his McAllen, Texas home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.  Guerra supports a border wall as a way to help prevent fever tick-carrying animals from crossing into Texas from Mexico.
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Montana inmates learn job and life skills while raising cattle on prison ranch

by Eve Abrams Feb 7, 2018
But food coming from a prison isn't necessarily a selling point.
An inmate attaches milkers to cows' teats.
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Texas cattle ranchers, dependent on Mexican trade, keep an eye on NAFTA

by Marketplace Contributor May 3, 2017
Cattlemen's trade group is lobbying hard to make sure the White House knows what's at stake.
Coleman Locke, president of J.D. Hudgins Inc., and one of his Brahman bulls.
Andrew Schneider

Today's cattle business is way more than cowboys

by Andy Uhler Dec 7, 2015
Successful cattle ranchers these days need a lot of market knowledge.

Tyson cuts antibiotics in chickens, are hogs next?

by Dan Weissmann Apr 28, 2015
Eliminating routine antibiotic use is most challenging in cattle

Drought in the Midwest gives cattle farmers an edge

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 17, 2014
The Midwest drought helped Ken Lenox's cattle farming business increase profit.
Final Note

Cow burps: The environmental hazard.

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 25, 2014
Belching cattle are a larger source of methane gas emissions than natural gas drilling.

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Using apps to track cattle in Scotland

by Molly Wood Feb 5, 2014
A look at the app designed by Scottish teenagers to help track cattle.

The aging economics of cattle ranching

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 29, 2013
We check back in with cattle rancher Ken Lenox in Rolla, Mo.

Raising beefier cattle just got harder

by Adriene Hill Aug 19, 2013
Merck withdraws, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots.