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Mon May 5, 2014 11:03 AM CDT

Harry Cope is not afraid to experiment with ways to save time and money, especially if he can do it without sacrificing performance. The Truxton, Mo., cattleman has found turning crop fields into feedlots is an all-around win.

Cope and his wife, Rose, and two children, Sabrina and Dustin, have a 90-head Red Angus/Beefmaster cow herd. They focus on raising replacement heifers and stocker steers. In addition, they've diversified into sheep. They raise replacement ewes and finish lambs for the St. Louis market. It all leaves little time to wrangle a big ...

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