raising beef in kansas

There are more than 27,000 cattle farms and ranches in Kansas. Learn more about the people and the process involved in raising beef from the pasture to the plate.


pannbacker farm

Kansas is home to over 26,000 beef producers just like Jake who are passionate about animal care, the environment and producing mouth-watering steaks.

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what does a pen rider do?

It’s time to rethink the cowboy and our perceptions of the men and women who care for cattle at the feedyard. Ever heard of a pen rider? Tap the link to learn more about these modern-day cobwoys. 

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why do ranchers burn their pastures

Research has shown that if ranchers don't conduct routine prescribed burns, the Flint Hills as we know it would be gone in just a few short years. Find out why ranchers burn their pastures and how they prepare for a prescribed burn. .

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What do cattle eat in the winter?

Cattle are year-round upcycling rock stars, especially in the winter. Tap the link to see what cattle eat during the winter.

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Meet the krafft family

Would you leave the Bay Area of California to ranch in Western Kansas? Find out why Jason and Myndi packed up and moved their family to the ranch. 

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kansas calving season

Cattle across Kansas are born on open pastures like those covering the 150 year-old Dale Banks Angus Ranch in Eureka. Find out how ranchers spent countless hours caring for newborn cattle while carefully taking accurate thorough 

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how do ranchers care for cattle out on the pasture?

Ride along with a 5th generation rancher, PhD and father of two as he checks on the health of his cattle and administers antibiotics when needed. 

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promoting wellness - a veterinarian's role at the feedyard

While many people may associate a veterinarian's role with treating sick cattle (which they do), Dr. Kip sees a bigger picture - promoting wellness. "Ultimately", he says, "we want happy and healthy cattle."There's so much more to wellness than just a treatment program. Find out more. 

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are kansas ranches still family owned?

In this video feature, discover how one father uses the day-to-day events from working with cattle to teach his children valuable life lessons. Also, find out what percentage of beef farms in Kansas and the United States are family-owned and operated. The answer might surprise you.

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sustainability efforts on a kansas cattle ranch

Explore the abundant grasses of the Flint Hills and how one Kansas rancher was recognized for his conservation and sustainability efforts. 

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