Tag Archives: Angus

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Ovine to bovine

I was a sheep kid growing up. My home life was cattle, we made a living off of them entirely, but I loved showing sheep the most. I could go on and on about the animal but the industry itself I had no interest in – cattle ranching runs through my blood. I met Fred […]

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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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Answers out the window

I expected a typical interview. If I’m being honest, maybe even a rushed one. I’d called Jordan Willis on the fly just a week earlier, asked him if I could snag an early morning on his Wyoming ranch. “North of Randolph you’ll come to a junction,” he started. “From there I’m just a couple miles […]

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‘Worth the squeeze’

Used cars. Potential dates. Bred heifers. A prudent shopper for any of the above is wise to wonder: How well were they cared for before I came around? What impact did the last person leave for me to deal with? What shape are they in now? It’s no different in journalism. A quick google search […]

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One-man show, part I

“I’m going to be my own person,” Jim Moore said as we bounced around in a beat up pickup, checking cows and talking life. His answer was in reference to heifer selection, but it fits the cowman’s character. “Sure I’m a little old fashioned,” he’d tell me later. As if I couldn’t tell. We’d spent […]

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