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May 15, 2009

Is This A Good Or Bad Time To Enter The Beef Business?

A really outstanding group of high school students stopped by the ranch on a nationwide tour last week. I was asked....More
May 04, 2009

Luck Gets The Credit But Persistence Created The Luck

“Buy low and sell high.” There’s likely no sounder economic advice. It especially rings true in the cattle business with its cyclical nature. We’ve....More
Apr 30, 2009

The Time To Be Bullish Is Now!

Sure, there have been books written on the power of group think. And, with the global economy....More
Apr 24, 2009

Opinion: Desperation In The Environmental Movement?

All things considered, you'd think times couldn’t be better for the environmental....More
Apr 24, 2009

Opinion: The Genetic Defect Dilemma

National genetic evaluations have allowed the beef industry to identify those outlier....More
Apr 24, 2009

Opinion: Maybe Being Barn Blind Isn't All That Bad

We're all guilty of being a little “barn blind.” By that I mean our calves are usually better than others’calves, as is our cowherd....More
Apr 21, 2009

The Cattle Market Shows Some Pop

Whether it’s simply spring demand kicking in or tighter numbers catching up to the market, the entire cattle complex showed quite a bit of strength....More
Apr 21, 2009

A Scottish Woman Provides A Lesson For All

The video is of her audition with “Britain's Got Talent,” a British TV show that is similar to “American Idol” in the U.S. The video has been viewed....More
Apr 17, 2009

NAIS Is Back In The Headlines

While the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) never went away, it has simmered....More
Apr 03, 2009

Mistakes Happen; Learn To Capitalize On Them

George Bernard Shaw said, "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable....More
Apr 03, 2009

Weak Beef Demand? What Weak Beef Demand

Listen to the explanations of why fed-cattle prices have been so lackluster....More
Mar 26, 2009

Blizzards Happen; We Just Deal With Them

I spent last week talking to a number of folks battling the blizzards in Wyoming and the Dakotas. There are times when....More
Mar 23, 2009

Success May Entail Working Back From The End You Desire

Regret is one of the saddest words I know. It’s not only an emotion focused on the past, but it’s based on something that can’t be rectified....More
Mar 20, 2009

Is This A Time For Optimism, Pessimism Or Realism?

When I started to bang out this week's article, there was material for a whole host of subjects sitting on my desk....More
Mar 06, 2009

Environmentalism Is Rooted In Dust Bowl Lessons

The “Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story Of Those Who Survived The Great American Dust Bowl,” by Timothy Egan, is....More
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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...
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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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