Tag Archives: CAB

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On the ranch
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One-man show, part II

There’s a saying, “If you think you’ve got good cattle, put your money where your mouth is and feed ’em. You’ll find out pretty quick how good they are.” Jim Moore’s full of these. Life lessons, advice not taken, anecdotes of who said ‘what,’ when and why. I ask him what it’s been like – […]

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On the ranch
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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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Angus everywhere blog post
Hot topics, Mythbusters
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Angus, Angus everywhere

Angus confusion. After more than a decade on the job, it feels like old news. But every time a new chain carries “Angus beef” it comes up again. When a retail giant like Wal-Mart announces it’s selling Angus beef, and then some news outlets report somebody’s definition of what that means—Angus confusion is back in […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Good stories, part I

Rick Gurley’s a storyteller. You know the kind. Dissatisfied with a simple synopsis, driven by detail, he’ll settle into a memory and take you back with him for the ride. Life, love, Angus cattle – we talked and laughed about it all. The year was 2001. Rick was sentenced to couch arrest. i.e. six weeks […]

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Hot topics, On the road
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A chef without a restaurant

A cattleman without cattle, well is he a cattleman after all? How about a chef without a restaurant? Regardless of life’s circumstances, to know a rancher is to know there’s no shaking that title. I’d say the same is true of the apron wearers. I met Chef Eric Zizka in Nashville this year when he […]

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