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climate change in beef industry
Aug 29, 2013

Global Warming – Science Is Just An Afterthought33

The media has been reporting that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to release a new report on global warning that....More
cattle industry structure and leadership must be addressed
Aug 28, 2013

Can An Industry Be Managed By Consensus?1

If we don’t rectify the ship and actually reverse the trend lines in demand, we will continue to see the industry shrink. Here are Troy Marshall's....More
record corn prices will result after bin busting year
Aug 22, 2013

2013 Bin-Busting Corn Crop Will Bring Some Relief4

Cheaper corn will certainly help calf prices, but the greatest price support is still expected to come from the supply side....More
bright future ahead for cattle industry
Aug 22, 2013

The American Cattle Industry Is Far From Doomed3

If the cattle industry is doing things the same way five years from now as we are today, then we should expect price margins to be narrow, beef....More
Aug 21, 2013

What Is The Greatest Threat Our Industry Faces?2

The greatest threat to the U.S. beef industry isn’t from large devastating blows like BSE, federal subsidies for ethanol, or trumped-up scandals....More
will the cowherd finally expand?
Aug 20, 2013

What A Drastic Difference a Year Can Make

It looks like the beef industry is heading into a fall like we have been expecting for the last four years! Are record calf prices, lower crop prices....More
Aug 15, 2013

Industry Keeps Its Cool Amid Zilmax™ Ban, Angus Defects16

The beef industry remains calm while two major issues rocks the boat; the Angus Association announces a new genetic defect and the Tyson controversy....More
show moms & dads are great assets to show industry
Aug 13, 2013

In Defense Of Show Moms And Dads4

I can’t say enough about the industry’s youth programs and the opportunities they provide for our youth to develop and learn....More
Aug 13, 2013

mCOOL Is Dragging The U.S. Beef Industry Down3

When the WTO ruling went against the U.S., the expectation was that mCOOL would be significantly changed. But it just kept getting worse....More
great time to sell calves for cattle prices
Aug 13, 2013

It’s A Great Time To Be Selling Calves

The macro-economic market factors happen to be lined up to benefit cow-calf producers for the next several years, to the disadvantage of cattle....More
Aug 01, 2013

Beef Industry Faces A Dilemma Over Use Of Beta-Agonists12

The issue of beta-agonists, as well as hormones, isn’t a simple one as there also are consumer perception issues, trade issues, and quality concerns....More
horse cloning regulation
Aug 01, 2013

Cattle Industry Takes Notice Of Court Ruling On Quarter Horse Cloning1

An Amarillo court ruled against the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) this week in a lawsuit brought by horse owners wishing to register....More
Aug 01, 2013

No Farm Bill Likely To Really Benefit Cattle Producers4

Ethanol has greatly improved the profitability of farming, while downgrading the profitability of the cattle industry. In the longer term, the system....More
Jul 25, 2013

Farm Bill Debate Mimics The Division In America4

The differences between the two political camps are real and substantive, and they revolve around the role of government and to what degree the free....More
Jul 25, 2013

Straightbreeding Vs. Crossbreeding – Both Can Equal Success3

If you want to improve stayability, longevity and lifetime production of the cow, it can be done – with straightbred animals or with crossbred....More

Troy Marshall

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...
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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