Category : Award/contest winners

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Award/contest winners, Hot topics
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Commitment you recognize

CAB brand seeks nomiantions for annual awards

Just when does the lifelong road to excellence start? For some, it seems it’s inherited as easily as blue eyes or a deep voice. For others, there’s a turning point, some life-changing event that causes a seismic shift in the way they do business or live their lives. I’m always looking for the clues as […]

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Meeting of the Minds

producers’ take on CAB Annual Conference

It’s been a busy month for the brand. In the last 30 days we’ve marked the end of one fiscal year and the start of another, surpassed a pretty big milestone (more on that later) and hosted that little thing (note the sarcasm) we call Annual Conference (AC). More often than not, my travels take […]

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Chuck and Judy Backus accept the 2016 CAB Progressive Partner Award Sept. 24 in Tucson. With CAB Supply Development Director Justin Sexten, left, and President John Stika, right.
Award/contest winners, Following the Calves, On Target, On the ranch
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Progressive quality

I first “met” Chuck Backus in the early 2000s. It was before we had a blog so we used the email list then called BLACK-INK. I still have the exchanges but of course can’t find them… Anyway (as he and I both say a lot) the retired Arizona State University provost with a 40,000-acre ranch […]

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Award/contest winners, On the ranch
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Correlated traits

These are quite possibly the nicest people I’ve ever met. I distinctly remember thinking that as I left one of my first story stops for CAB. I was covering Nebraska ranchers Myron and Kay Beatty, who were to receive our Commitment to Excellence Award later that year. I rode around in their pickup and learned about […]

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Award/contest winners, On the road
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McPherson County, as in Feeders

Last Saturday afternoon, Gary ventured down to McPherson County Feeders, a stellar CAB Partner located south of Marquette, Kan., licensed since 1999. Allan Sents and company have been Partner of the Year twice, in 2005 and 2010. Since then, MCF has captured carcass and feedlot data on more than 57,000 head of cattle, with a 20.9% CAB acceptance rate. That may […]

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