Magnifying Glass

AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 430.00-433.00 del

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 430.00-433.00 del

US Trade- Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 298.00-300.00 (IA)

US Trade - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 298.00-300.00 (IA)

Canadian Dollar

$73.50
0.01
September 1, 2023

What We’re Reading | Minnie Lou Bradley: What She Sees, She Gets

By Ross Hecox for the National Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University

Uncomfortable silence fell across the room as Minnie Lou Ottinger and Rusty Bradley stared at each other across the dining table. 

Although it has been 71 years since that moment, Minnie Lou still vividly remembers how the Bradley family and several seasoned cowboys were taken aback by her harsh criticism of the ranch’s branding practices.

“Everybody at the table was just speechless,” she recalls. “Every once in a while, you’d hear someone’s spur rowel kind of move, and that was all. I thought, ‘I may be walking back to the bus station.’”

Minnie Lou, an ambitious farm girl competing on the Oklahoma A&M University livestock judging team, was a guest at the Bradley Ranch branding in West Texas. She was meeting the family of her boyfriend and future husband, Bill Bradley. Knowing it was the first branding she’d ever attended, Bill’s father, Rusty, had already handed her the vaccinating gun, walked her through the castration of a bull calf, and tasked her with many other jobs.

Read More

‘What We’re Reading‘ is a quick look at some of the issues and insights Alberta Beef Producers’ content creators and editors are reading to stay up-to-date, to broaden perspectives, and to explore issues relevant to the agriculture industry.

Cattle Report

Updated: 17/05/2024

Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 430.00-433.00 del

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 430.00-433.00 del

Choice Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 298.00-300.00 (IA)

Choice Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 298.00-300.00 (IA)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 252.66

Canadian Dollar

$73.50   0.01

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
5-Aug-24 234 326 --
2-Sep-24 232 330 --
30-Sep-24 230 332 3572
28-Oct-24 228 332 372
25-Nov-24 226 326 368
23-Dec-24 230 318 364
20-Jan-25 234 320 --
Last Updated on May 9, 2024

Add abpdaily.com to your home screen

Tap the menu button next to the address bar or at the bottom of your browser.

Select ‘Install’ or ‘Add to Homescreen’ to stay connected.