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Bigger Pay Days
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:53 AM CDT

People often joke that Texas isn't a state, it's a country. Ranches have been here for generations and, along with the cowboy hats and work boots, there's a spirit of independence that can make change a tough sell. But Dr. Steven Wikse never let that stand in his way.

Wikse has an educator's heart and a passion for cattle. He knew there were more profits to be had for cattlemen in his state. So the Texas A&M large-animal veterinarian began to wonder how he and others in Extension and the cattle industry could bring profit levels up. Given that no ...

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