Category : On the road

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A packer buyer’s favorite cross

What a cattle buyer wants

As the Brand the Barn intern, I’ve attended a lot of barn celebrations this summer (18 to be exact). Each time I’m struck by the variety of people in attendance. Sometimes, it’s a seedstock operation and bull buyers attend. Other times, it’s a closeknit group, just family and friends. On occasion, we get licensed partners […]

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Award/contest winners, On the ranch, On the road
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Hard work, luck and smarts

Timmerman wins Feeding Quality Forum honors

Sometimes it’s easy to see where a person is and forget where they’ve been. It’s easy to stare down the success in the here-and-now, without even a glance at their past. When I learned Gerald Timmerman won our Feeding Quality Forum Industry Achievement Award, I knew the family in generalities…for their feeding businesses spread across […]

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The Taste, part II

Edd and Nina Hendee were out to dinner, three kids in tow. It was 35 years ago and Edd can still recall, “It was one of the worst meals I’ve ever put in my mouth. Not to mention the service was ghastly.” At the time their Taste of Texas in Houston was struggling, “trying to […]

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The Taste, part I

Have you ever met the president? Me neither, but a trip to Houston’s Taste of Texas left me feeling like I had. Owners Edd and Nina Hendee are less known for their political prowess and more for their hospitality, but an afternoon in their restaurant had me thinking I was in the presence of famous […]

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Dreamers and doers

Voran family knows wishing wells run dry

If you could have one wish, any wish, what would it be? More resources, greater assets, the best genetics or something else? My recent time back in Kansas reminded me that everyone works with what they have. It’s fun to dream, but at the end of the day some factors won’t change overnight. Progress requires […]

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