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On the ranch, On the road
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Less about touring, more about trusting

“I just wish they’d trust me.” It seemed ironic. We were enjoying a chuck wagon supper on the Lienemann family farm near Princeton, Neb., when Chef David Kocab told me that. Just prior, we’d taken a pasture tour and talked about everything from EPDs and AI to what the cows eat all winter. The whole […]

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Following the Calves, On the ranch, On the road
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Following the Calves: Relishing the routine

What are you going to do with all your money when you retire?” Lew Evert asked his brother John. “I’m going to keep it.” “No you’re not. You’re going to buy a ranch.” So they did. I finally got to meet the two men who had the vision to create Broken Hills Ranch and started […]

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With little time, plan ahead

Time is a funny thing. It disappears all too quickly and, yet, in the middle of it, can feel like it will never pass. When you don’t have it, you inevitably need it. When you do, you’re waiting for it to hurry up and go by. I bet most ranchers would agree with me when […]

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Setting the standard

As we followed the winding dirt road leading to Kirk Willoughby’s ranch, a cloud of dust crept over the hill. Maneuvering the tractor around the ranch, Kirk was finishing up his afternoon chores. I’m nearing the finish line with my internship here at Certified Angus Beef, and had the pleasure of doing another on-location ranch […]

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Trading Places, part III

Part III: Switching roles “Just wait until I get you in my house,” Dale Zimmerman teased Chad Ellingson. I was sitting in the backseat of Chad’s Chevy 3500 when I knew the idea to bring them all together had worked. Flanked to my left and right were Chef’s Alan and Dusty and if only I […]

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