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Designer Cows
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:53 PM CDT

John Maddux knows what he likes to see in a cow herd. He's had a lot of time to think about his "ideal cow" over the years. The first two words that come to mind are "low input" and the rest of the genetic equation follows from there.

Before he came back to Wauneta, Neb., to follow in the footsteps of his family members, Maddux spent some time on Wall Street as a bond trader at Goldman Sachs. Developing that business mindset was key in helping him work out a detailed management plan ...

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