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Beef chain in the backyard

“When the snow melts and the boat docks are in, CAB better be on the shelf.” I’m in the passenger seat of a Ford pickup backed up to a large animal veterinarian’s practice. I’m in a border town of Wyoming and Idaho about to unload a horse off a trailer. I’m with Jim Benedict and […]

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Catching up on those quality records

It doesn’t sound like a busy salebarn café or have the same ambience as a back table at the farm supply, but I’d argue that our weekly supply team conference calls are a CAB version of a coffee klatch. We aren’t gathered around the same table (but video conferencing helps us feel connected!), we don’t […]

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A Heritage of Quality

Learning to care about quality from five generations before him

The first thing we talked about was how dry the winter had been. It was mid-April and the Kansas prairie didn’t look a day after January. Andy Larson’s cows were out on pasture near Green, Kan., but still being supplemented as, ironically, there was very little green grass in sight. While it was too early […]

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What the dairy farm taught me about quality beef

When I attended kindergarten, it was only a half-day requirement. They’ve since changed that at St. Jude Catholic School in Wichita, Kan., but those afternoons free let me do some of my favorite things. I would take a nap, watch a little PBS and, if it was a really good day, I would head to […]

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Tall Tales and High Standards

I’ve always been a big fan of good stories – tales of great adventure and overcoming adversity. The type of stories with characters who throw out the rulebook and make one of their own. Minnie Lou and daughter Mary Lou Bradley, along with Mary Lou’s husband James Henderson are those type of people. By creating […]

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