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AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- Iowa farmer and cattleman Zach Reiter may be only 36, but he's already a master of reinvention.
"Cattle were my life when I got out of college," he said. "Nothing could match the feeling of holding a newborn calf in your hands."
But 14 years later, cattle contribute only 20% of the farm's income and he now concentrates on a ...