Category : Award/contest winners

Award/contest winners
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A winner among you?

When visiting with commercial producers it’s not uncommon for them to cite a good relationship with their seedstock suppliers as a pillar of their success. Five years ago, breeder Dave Nichols even tagged along on the story stop Steve and I did with his customer Blake Crawford near Adair, Iowa. Blake relied on Dave not […]

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Award/contest winners, Hot topics
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Good cattle news abounds

I’m not naïve enough to believe that the beef industry is always all about teamwork. But I am optimistic enough to believe that we’re working toward that, and gaining ground. I’ve shared enough examples of how teamwork between rancher and feeder can create better beef, but this last week at the Cattle Industry Convention and […]

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Award/contest winners
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Four things I’ve learned from Busby

A lot of people have asked Darrell Busby a lot of questions over the years. I’m one of them. He’s not only a great interview source, with years of knowledge and a knack for breaking down research into “why it matters to cattlemen,” but he’s also just plain one of the nicest guys I know. […]

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Award/contest winners, On the road
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The kind you want to be part of

We like success. Who doesn’t? Sometimes it’s easy to measure, like back-to-back-to-back record-setting sales years. Like $352 million in premiums paid to producers who succeed at hitting our brand standards. Like a CAB demand index that keeps pointing upward. But some success is more of a judgment call, or a feeling. Members of the Black Ink […]

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Award/contest winners, On the road
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Rock on

You were the rock stars at last week’s Certified Angus Beef annual conference. Yes, you, the American cattleman. Among the business suits and loafers, cocktail dresses and stilettos, that are commonplace at The Greenbrier Resort, the ranchers and feeders stood out…and not just because of the cowboy hats they sported. “They were the only award winners to […]

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