4 CALF News • February | March 2022 •  FEBRUARY | MARCH 2022 Highlights On the Web Go Mobile Facebook  calfnews/ Twitter  YouTube  Instagram  Advertising Jessica Ebert National Account Manager (785) 477-1941 Features In Every Issue 5 Gypsy Wagon 18 Chuteside Manner 33 Gatherings 35 On the Human Side 36 Recollections Opinions 8 Rumblings From the Great White North 9 All In 10 Prime Points 14 Whitt & Wisdom 28 Beyond the Ranch Gate 6 Market Drivers There’s no single fix-all for tough markets. But it’s important to know what factors affect prices and what you can influence within your business so you can control the controllables. Cover Stories 20 The Texas-Mexico Border in Crisis It used to be primarily migrants seeking work who were crossing our southern border, but many of those crossing now have far more nefarious intentions and are threatening local communities. 24 TCFA Won't Miss a Beat Under New Leadership A 25-year veteran of the Texas Cattle Feeder’s Association, Ben Weinheimer is more than ready to take over as the organization’s president and CEO. 37 Where’s the Really Exceptional Beef? 38 Baxter Black 39 CALF's Featured Lady 39 Index of Advertisers 27 Climate Change Frank Mitloehner's Mission Frank Mitloehner has tasked himself with a heavy but necessary burden – educating the public on cattle, climate and truth in science. 30 Meat Board Anniversary Current ag commodity checkoffs owe their existence to the National Live Stock and Meat Board, which began a century ago.