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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
Mar 06, 2009

Historically, It’s About Time For Another Revolution

Someone pointed out the other day that this country has had a revolution of sorts about every 80 years, starting....More
Mar 01, 2009

Lest we forget

Last month, the Quiznos subway sandwich chain announced its new animal-welfare policy created in conjunction with People for the Ethical Treatment of....More
Feb 27, 2009

What Are You Thinking?

This is an exciting time in the cattle business, a time full of change. And managing change is the challenge....More
Feb 27, 2009

COOL Becomes Official On March 16 – Well, Sort Of

t was yet another confusing step added to what has already been one of the most screwed-up rulemaking processes in history....More
Feb 27, 2009

A Brave New World Confronts Us

Certainly, President Obama’s proposed budget is a long ways from passing, but as one commentator put it, “it will be historic even if only a fraction....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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