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Amarillo or bust: Part two

International MBA class tours cattle country

Though educating center-of-the-plate specialists was the No. 1 goal during the International MBA class, we made sure they were well-fed, too. When I wasn’t snapping plate photos for Black Ink’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, I was taking my own to share. (While it felt a little braggy to send them to my husband who was […]

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Amarillo or bust: Part one

International MBA class tours cattle country

Cattle buyers at the Amarillo Livestock Auction on Nov. 14 were in for a surprise when 25 international guests walked in and crowded along the back wall just after noon. The group was hard to miss — they talked excitedly, snapped sale ring selfies and took notes in leather padfolios. But as quickly as they […]

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Game changers met at Angus convention

“When the time to perform arrives, the time to prepare has passed.” The National Angus Convention wrapped up over a week ago yet that quote from speaker Howard Putnam, former Southwest Airlines CEO, sticks in my head. Perhaps that one-liner could sum up the reason more than 2,000 attendees came to the educational event. To learn, […]

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Competition and carcass

Pulling up to the Davis family’s Angus operation I was in awe of all the Oklahoma State memorabilia on the front porch. Being a student at OSU, it made my heart swell and made me like this family from the start. But let’s be real, after you meet them, you can’t help but like them. […]

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100% or better

Though few and far between, there are still places in our great country where cell phone service can’t be found and you need an old-fashioned paper map to find your way. My GPS stopped working hours before I made it to Jordan Valley, Oregon, a secluded town on the Oregon-Idaho border. In the parking lot […]

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