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Apr 01, 2006

Add Sales To Your Job Description

The word "sales" carries a negative connotation with a lot of cattlemen. It often conjures up visions of used car salesmen with pinky rings, or the....More
Mar 30, 2006

Market Treads Water But Looks Lower

First, the good news. Feeder steers and heifer sold steady to $3 higher last week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and the fed....More
Mar 25, 2006

USDA Technical Beef Team Headed To Japan

USDA Secretary Mike Johanns says a USDA technical team headed by Chuck Lambert, acting under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs, will....More
Mar 25, 2006

Japan Situation Continues To Haunt The Market

Little progress has been made in reopening the border with Japan, and the delay is being felt in the fed-cattle market. Given the projected summer....More
Mar 24, 2006

Japan Situation Continues To Haunt The Market

Little progress has been made in reopening the border with Japan, and the delay is being felt in the fed-cattle market....More
Mar 17, 2006

BSE Merry-Go-Round Is Greased, Stoked And Whirling

Relatively speaking, the announcement this week of a third case of BSE in the U.S. seems to have passed with little more than a yawn, at least where....More
Mar 13, 2006

The Industry Isn't Changing. It Has Changed!

If I had a nickel for every time I heard an industry speaker talk about the rapid rate of industry change, I'd be a wealthy man. Of course, the....More
Feb 24, 2006

Would Your Direct Customers Give You A Referral?

In today's changing beef industry, it doesn't really matter whether you sell weaned calves, participate in some sort of value-chain, or retain....More
Feb 21, 2006

USDA Reports To Japan On Illegal Veal Shipment

Early this morning, USDA Ag Secretary Mike Johanns said his agency submitted to Japan its reports on the Jan. 20 veal shipment from a New York....More
Feb 03, 2006

These Are Exciting Times For The Beef Industry

There’s also no ignoring the need for focused effort to deal with the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead....More
Dec 30, 2005

Nine Challenges Facing The Industry In 2006

If we embrace the future with a progressive and aggressive attitude focused on making the pie bigger, we can make it great....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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