It’s that time of year when we are pulling bulls from pasture.  Now is a great time to evaluate their body condition score and make certain decisions about whether should they stay or should they go.  Plus we answer your questions about managing fall noxious weeds.  Join Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt, the Boss Lady Rebecca Wanner aka ‘BEC’, and our crew as we bring you the latest in markets, news, and Western entertainment on this all-new episode of the Ranch It Up Radio Show.   

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WEBSITE RIU S3 E149 Breeding Bull Nutrition Weed Control Jeff Erhardt Tigger Rebecca Wanner BEC Kevin Sedivec NDSU Kelly Sanders Westway


Let’s Ranch it Up!  There is a lot going on this time of year!  Many producers are pulling bulls from pastures, a great management practice.  But then what?  Do you just turn them into another pasture?  Our breeding bull battery has certain nutritional needs.  Dr. Kelly Sanders, from Westway Feed Products  joins the crew to visit about what groceries your bulls need this time of year and what we can look for when deciding should those bulls stay or should they go down the road.   Let’s be proactive versus reactive.  Plus we have had some of you reach out for tips and tricks of weed control now that we are close to wrapping up summer, specifically noxious weeds.  Could we turn those weeds into a cash crop?  NDSU Extension Rangeland Management Specialist Dr. Kevin Sedivec helps to answer those questions.  We have it all for you in this jam-packed episode of The Ranch It Up Radio Show!  As always Tigger & BEC and the Ranch It Up crew dive into the latest agriculture news, rodeo action not to miss, and cover the cattle markets.


Westway Feed Products is a global supplier of agricultural-based liquid feed solutions. They manufacture and sell liquid feed supplements, feed mill products, feed supplement tubs, dried molasses, and a range of industrial products.

While the core ingredient is molasses, they also utilize additional co-products such as whey, glycerin, corn steep, corn solubles, citrus products, and soy solubles. Along with this, they offer the resources, service, technical support, and collaborative culture to understand and meet our customers’ needs.

The Westway Feed Product livestock liquid feed supplements are formulated to provide a consistent source of supplemental nutrients to bridge the gap between what forages/feedstuffs provide and what livestock need. The team recognizes and understands there are vast regional differences and seasonal variations. They know that no one product can match every forage or season need for your livestock.

Because of this, they pride themselves in supplying a diverse range of products across the beef, dairy, feed yard, and feed mill industry segments.


Controlling noxious weeds in fall, is it worth it?  Should we wait until spring?  And what are some other alternatives?  

  • Biological Control Of Leafy Spurge

  • Grazing Sheep On Leafy Spurge

  • Goats Grazing Noxious Weeds


Dr. Kelly Sanders

Director of Research & Development

Westway Feed Products


Dr. Sanders is responsible for managing Westway’s feed yard, range beef cow, and dairy business in the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico, and West Texas. He serves as a nutrition consultant for all of Westway’s regions and is known as a humorous speaker with a relatable manner.

With over 20 years of experience in the livestock feed industry, Kelly brings a wealth of hands-on experience from his family’s ranch and farm. He grew up on a cotton farm and today his family continues a registered cowherd. He judged both livestock and wool at Angelo State University and later coached the wool judging team at Texas Tech. Kelly also worked for Purina for 18 years.

Dr. Sanders has a depth of knowledge for ruminant nutrition and a passion for developing value-added products to create value for cattlemen. He has been integral in the creation of Westway’s OPULENT Technology and products.

BS – Animal Science- Business option – Angelo State University
MS – Animal Science, Range Nutrition Emphasis – Angelo State University
PhD – Ruminant Nutrition, Feedlot Nutrition Emphases – Texas Tech University

Dr. Kevin Sedivec

Extension Rangeland Management Specialist

North Dakota State University


Research interests:

  • Range Nutrition

  • Noxious Weed Management

  • Grazing Systems

  • Rangeland Monitoring

  • Horse Forages


  • Ph.D., Animal and Range Sciences; NDSU, 1994

  • M.S., Animal and Range Sciences; NDSU, 1989

  • B.S., Zoology; NDSU,1987

Extension Responsibilities:

  • Provide statewide leadership in range and natural resource management programs.

  • Develop and disseminate educational material and programs for County Agents and Citizens of North Dakota.

  • Provide workshops and training sessions in the field of range management and development of a 12-month forage management system.

  • Provide leadership for educating our youth (4-H, FFA, and others) on the importance and uses of the range resource, conducting camps and statewide range judging activities.


  • Sedivec, K.K. , D.A. Tober, W.L. Duckwitz, D.D. Dewald, and J.L. Printz. 2007. Grasses for the Northern Plains. Volume I – Cool-season, R-1323. North Dakota State University Extension Service. 90 pp. 

  • Neville, B.W., G.P. Lardy, P. Nyren, and K.K. Sedivec. 2006. Evaluating beef cow performance: comparing crested wheatgrass/legume, big bluestem, and foxtail millet in swath grazing. Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences. Vol. 57, 2006. 

  • Sedivec, K.K. 2006. Drought stressed rangeland – what to expect for forage production in 2007. In: Grass and Beef Research Review, Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, North Dakota State University. 

  • Sedivec, K.K. and J.L. Printz. 2005. Ranchers Guide to Grassland Management III. North Dakota State University Extension Service. 268 pp. 

  • Schauer, C.S, G. P. Lardy, W. Slanger, M. Bauer, and K. K. Sedivec. 2004. Self-limiting supplements fed to cattle grazing mixed-grass prairie in the Northern Great Plains. J. Animal Science 82:298-306.

Kirk Donsbach

Stone X Financial, Inc  


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