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Burgers on the beach

Music really does serve as a soundtrack for my life. Within the first few chords of a familiar tune my mind drifts to certain people and places. But it’s not always about memories. In fact, sometimes words of a song I grew up with paint a picture of a place I’ve never been but I […]

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A DVR for the beef business

One of the last times I was “home” at my parents’, my dad and I watched the 10 o’clock news, at 11 p.m. My own family doesn’t have a DVR (or cable or dish or anything beyond the good ole antenna) but I quickly saw the efficiency in setting the DVR and then skipping commercials. […]

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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: 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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