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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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taking care of cattle at a feedyard - the role of a veterinarian

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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debler family


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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Caring for cattle 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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Caring for newborn calves

Follow one rancher as he checks for newborn calves in his pastures in the early morning 

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A PASSION FOR sustainability

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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from a rancher's pasture to our plate

Have you ever wondered what beef production looks like at every stage from pasture to plate? Take a few minutes to meet the cattlemen and women behind every stage of the cattle lifecycle. 


Talented, trained and dedicated

At every stage from pasture to plate, there is a talented, trained and dedicated professional ensuring a safe, nutritious and responsibly raised product. Read, Download and Print this Document