Category : Award/contest winners

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Award/contest winners, Hot topics, On the road
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Sold: An auction tale worth retelling

Record monies raised for ag scholarships and wildfire relief

There is something about an auction, no matter where or why, that evokes good memories of the energy at a community sale barn. I can almost taste the café’s homemade pie. The Colvin Scholarship fundraiser at our CAB annual conference was no different. I was in a cocktail dress and enjoyed a fancy four-course meal, […]

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Award/contest winners, On the ranch, On the road
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Not just a carcass program

Basin Angus ranch wins CAB honors for long-term focus on many traits

“Are you patient?” I asked Doug Stevenson as he and Sharon showed me around their Columbus, Mont., ranch. The way he half-smirked, thought for a mere second, then chuckled and glanced back at his wife, gave him away. “Maybe I ought to let her answer that.” Sharon’s response? A laugh that told me I hadn’t […]

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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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Award/contest winners, Hot topics
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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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