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Dec 29, 2008

Supply Fundamentals Strong; Demand Is Another Issue

The latest cattle-on-feed number was down 6% compared to a year ago; placements were down 5%. Meanwhile, marketings were 9% below last year and 12%....More
Dec 24, 2008

A Cowboy Christmas

There’s something special about a candlelight service, singing “Silent Night” while looking....More
Dec 01, 2008

Is the sky falling, or the sun rising?

Some producers who sold their calves this summer or early fall were delivering calves right alongside sale barn calves in November for as much as a $....More
Nov 01, 2008

Nothing to fear but fear itself

If you aren't at least a little afraid about the general state of our economy, and the global economy for that matter, you haven't been listening to....More
Aug 22, 2008

Korean Market A Long Ways From Back To Normal

Recent industry articles have focused on the fact that Koreans are still buying U.S. beef despite months of avid protests against our product....More
Aug 22, 2008

Would You Be On Your Industry’s Medal Stand?

I haven't gotten the chance to watch much of the Olympics, but I did watch several of Michael Phelps’ swimming....More
Aug 22, 2008

This Market Is On Solid Footing

With all the talk about corn and energy prices, there’s been a lot of focus on the negatives in the marketplace. To be sure, the structural changes in....More
Aug 18, 2008

Plum Island Replacment Facility Headed To Mississippi?

Ever since the department of Homeland Security announced its intentions to create a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility and move it from Plum....More
Aug 18, 2008

Losing Is Often The Next Best Thing To Winning

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week denied the petition filed by the State of Texas to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard for....More
Aug 18, 2008

Nebraska Beef, Ltd Expands E. Coli Recall

The new total for Omaha-based Nebraska Beef Ltd.’s product recall is 1.36 million lbs., up from the 1.2 million lbs. originally announced Aug. 8. The....More
Aug 18, 2008

Will Beef Demand Withstand The Election?

It could be argued that the current recession is a media creation, but the latest round of economic indicators were not positive....More
Jun 16, 2008

Corn Hits $7; Ethanol Apologists Grow More Shrill

The corn market trended higher this week with December corn flirting with the $7/bu. level this week. In addition, USDA lowered its expected yield by....More
Jun 13, 2008

Grandma Had Good Advice For Political Strategists

One of my grandmother’s favorite admonishments to me and my brother was that “criticizing another’s garden doesn’t keep weeds out of your own.” My....More
Jun 13, 2008

The Seedstock Industry Has Lost A Little Confidence

Few would describe the U.S. beef industry as overly optimistic these days. After all, the prodigious and deep change wracking the beef economy has....More
Jun 13, 2008

Happy Father’s Day!

We were all sitting around last week talking about our dads and how, growing up, we all loved and respected our dads but never wanted to cross the....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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