Tag Archives: CAB

On the road, The Meat Market

‘Making it’ as a meat cutter

“All of my mom’s prayers have been answered,” says Thomas Tangaro. He’s just steps from the meat case he proudly restocks each morning when he gets in at 5 a.m. I was on a bit of a working vacation when I dropped in mid-morning, the 36-year Foodland meat manager already halfway through his shift at […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch, On the road

Like father, (not necessarily) like son

I look young for my age. Always have, hopefully always will, so when it comes to spending time with most cattlemen, I naturally slip into the role of student. And it’s a good thing. There’s so much to learn, so many tales to tell. Listening does a life well, I say, particularly when you’re young. […]

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Two for one

Husband and wife duo bring talent to CAB

I often joke with Justin that the best thing about hiring him was his wife, Julie. Of course he knows it’s only a jab, one meant to get a laugh from our team’s funny guy and showcase how, at CAB, a teammate’s family becomes our family. Because, if anything, I’m a sucker for the science […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch


“Laura, would you mind calling Dr. Freel.” Now there are some exceptions – preg checking, semen testing – where one of our large animal veterinarians is met with smiles when they drive through our gates. Otherwise that request comes with a frustrated shrug. From me, from my family, from anyone who’s reached their limit of […]

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Hot topics, On the ranch, Trading Places

It Takes Two, part II

Kentucky rancher and chef trade places

…So the two traded places. Charlie cooked and served over requests like: “She wants the Pappardelle Boscaiola, but without the bacon.” “Veal meatball walkin’ in.” and “I need to see Erin on the fly.” And Josh tagged a newborn calf. “That’s all just good, preventative stuff,” the chef suggests as Charlie follows up with medicine. […]

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