Tag Archives: Angus ranchers

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More than a logo

I wasn’t around for the first pound sold. A decade away from walking this earth, October 18, 1978 came and went. I try to think back to when I first learned what the Certified Angus Beef ® brand was, where and how I came to know the meaning behind those words and iconic logo. Maybe […]

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Seven in ’17

Celebrating our blog-iversary with the top posts of 2017

“Do you have a blog?” they’ll inquisitively ask. Strangers on airplanes, friends at Christmas parties – it’s a strong assumption given the writing gig. “I don’t,” I’ll smile and say, “but my team does and it’s better than anything I’d do on my own.” Steve, Miranda, Nicole and I, Katrina, Lauren Nelson, and some interns, […]

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Angus way out there

“You better just let us come to you,” Anjie McConnell told me over the phone. Honestly, I was surprised I even had cell reception on my way to their Wyoming ranch, so I pulled alongside the road and waited. Her husband Mike’s cowboy hat gave them away. “Little Siberia.” That’s what the truck drivers call […]

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Good stories, part II

“She’s a farm girl,” I overheard him tell his wife, Susan, on the phone. “You can tell by her boots. We’ll get along just fine.” Sitting shotgun in his truck, Rick Gurley was right. He’d tipped his hat when we exchanged pleasantries, barely made it across the cattle guard to his place near Huntsville when […]

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When the cattle call

The plan was to write last night. I was all settled in, candle to my left, sweet tea to my right. Then my phone rang. It was my dad’s ring and, honestly, I hesitated, because I know what those calls carry. “I need your help down here,” he said. And if I could tell you […]

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