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Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

It only takes a minute of talking with W.R. Baker to get crystal clear on the qualities he values in a cow herd. It's not the sort of thing you'd hear from the average cattleman.

"I'm raising horns, not pounds," the Texan said. "We need a good horn base and an animal that is good for roping. That's what we're selling, and that's what we've been selling for 20 years."

Baker, based in Livingston, said he started off on the pound side of the beef business with Brangus and Braford cows. But he was a roper, and he decided to ...

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