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As big as a barn

Nebraska history books talk about it, barn aficionados know about it, and for something like 75 years, the 18-sided barn that stood along the Niobrara River sat on land that my in-laws now operate near Butte, Neb. It was originally built by a local who had a contract to supply horses to the army. With […]

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On the road

Ready For Rory?

I strain my ears as a few people wander into the kitchen of the Amarillo Country Club, pondering if those new voices match the one of chef and TV personality Rory Schepisi. “You’ll know when Rory’s here,” Executive Chef Joey Guzman assures me. Right on cue a burst of laughter erupts from the kitchen staff. […]

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Award/contest winners, Hot topics, On the road

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

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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Hot topics, On the ranch, On the road

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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