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Raising the Steaks

A Rancher's Guide to Applied Meat Science

I’ve never been much of a gambler myself. Maybe I value my money too much. It’s possible I take enough other risks and therefore have never had an urge to sit down at the table and leave my financial fate in the hand of a dealer. But in the cattle business, I think it’s fair […]

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Black Ink team gains a new member

Justin Sexten joins CAB as Director, Supply Development

Any time the brand brings on a new hire, it’s fun for us “old folks” (I’m still the young’un on the team by age) to learn where they came from, what they enjoy and where they’ll find their fit with the brand we call home. Justin Sexten isn’t new to the beef cattle world, he’s just […]

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Following the Calves
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Following the Calves: Florida calves backgrounded

Two weeks ago, as the country geared up to celebrate our nation’s freedom, I decided to go check on one of my favorite sets of calves. When we first visited with Ken Griner’s cattle back in May, they were coming off of their mommas to begin their backgrounding debut on the family’s property near Chiefland, […]

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Don’t call them leftovers

Move over wings, there’s beef at the bar

I’ll admit it: I spend too much time on Pinterest. It’s often from my Android tablet late at night when I should be sleeping, but I’ve also been known to pull up the app on my phone while I wait at a doctor’s office, for a meeting, at the car wash. While some see it […]

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On the road
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Snap, Crackle, Pop

The final stop of my Iowa and Wisconsin conquest took me to Biddick, Inc., near Livingston, Wis. Founded in 1906 by Elmer Biddick, today it serves as a top crop seed and Angus producer in the area.Brian Nodolf, president, greeted me in the office and after an interview we hopped into the truck to look at […]

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