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No sick animals, ever

Vet says that goal requires a ‘dream team’

Sick animals are what let a veterinarian put food on the table, right? No animals to treat, no paycheck. Well, that’s not the way Purdue University’s Dr. Mark Hilton sees it. Rather than visit a ranch or a feedyard, I went on a trip of another kind (via video interview gathered earlier this year) and […]

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Three cool takes from a decade in the beef biz

Ten years ago, my husband and I moved from Brookings, S.D., to an old farm house in Kansas. It was hot. The forecast showed an extended period of 100+ degree days and I wasn’t sure my northern genetics were cut out to live in that non-air-conditioned brick house. But it was worth it, because every […]

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That is adaptability

Adaptable (adjective): able to adjust oneself readily to various conditions On Monday evening a few weeks ago, I began my internship with the Black Ink team. I was nervous. While it’s exciting, the unknown terrifies me, and the possibility of making mistakes and the nagging thought of being in over my head weighed heavily on […]

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Footsteps worth following: Meant to ranch

Four-year-old Walker Bradley’s favorite place seems to be tagging along on the four-wheeler as his dad or grandpa checks cows. If I lived on a ranch with view of Glacier National Park off to one side and the Canadian border on another, it might be my favorite place to be, too. But, I bet Walker […]

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Footsteps worth following: Better than law school

Eric Sarrazin landed a “cool job” with a digital ad agency right out of college. But for all the modern perks in the D.C. office – the beer fridge and the pool table – he still felt the call of the meat cutting business. Today, he and his dad, Marc Sarrazin, manage the family’s specialty […]

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