Troy Marshall

BEEF Contributing Editor

Troy Marshall is a multi-generational rancher who grew up in Wheatland, WY, and obtained an Equine Science/Animal Science degree from Colorado State University where he competed on both the livestock and World Champion Horse Judging teams. Following college, he worked as a market analyst for Cattle-Fax covering different regions of the country. Troy also worked as director of commercial marketing for two breed associations; these positions were some of the first to provide direct links tying breed associations to the commercial cow-calf industry.

A visionary with a great grasp for all segments of the industry, Troy is a regular opinion contributor to BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly. His columns are widely reprinted and provide in-depth reporting and commentary from the perspective of a producer who truly understands the economics and challenges of the different industry segments. He is also a partner/owner in Allied Genetic Resources, a company created to change the definition of customer service provided by the seedstock industry. Troy and his wife Lorna have three children. 

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May 30, 2014

These Are Tough Times In Which To Be A Market Bear

The warm-up in weather has allowed grills to finally get fired up across the country, while favorable crop planting conditions has caused the corn....More
May 29, 2014

Barnum & Bailey Shows The HSUS Juggernaut Isn’t Invincible

Just the mention of those four little letters – HSUS – can evoke strong emotions in most cattlemen....More
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May 29, 2014

Remember When It Was Cool To Be Anti-Trade?

The anti-trade rhetoric in our industry has almost ceased to exist....More
May 22, 2014

Today’s Lack Of Debate Hurts Our Chances For Progress

Rather than sharing and discussion, there seems to be a tendency these days to avoid viewpoints that are oppositional or different....More
May 22, 2014

In Marketing Beef, We Shouldn’t Shoot Into The Middle

since the majority of beef product is sold on a commodity basis, those products that look to capitalize on negative and invalid consumer perceptions....More
May 15, 2014

Livestock Producers Must Embrace Climate Change

Ranchers are environmentalism’s most avid followers, as stewardship of the environment and the land isn’t a noble concept; it’s the primary name of....More
May 15, 2014

Market Watch – All Eyes Are On Planting And Demand

Those watching the markets seem to be focused on two primary things right now – the progress of corn planting and beef demand....More
May 08, 2014

Hey, Kids, Want To Work In Ag? Go To Law School

I’m not sure the industry will benefit from this new and inevitable environment that is building, but the lawyer class will certainly do well....More
May 08, 2014

I Deal With Super Mamas Every Day; In The House & Out

There is no greater embodiment of love in life than the love of a mother....More
May 01, 2014

I’m Likely In The Minority, But I Love Heat Detecting

I love heat detecting and artificial insemination (AI) season. Heat detecting forces one to slow down and observe. If one is going to do a good job....More
What's My View From The Country?

As a fulltime rancher, opinion contributor Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production.

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