Troy Marshall

BEEF Contributing Editor

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 and World Champion Horse Judging teams. Following college, he worked as a market analyst for Cattle-Fax covering different regions of the country. Troy also worked as director of commercial marketing for two breed associations; these positions were some of the first to provide direct links tying breed associations to the commercial cow-calf industry.

A visionary with a great grasp for all segments of the industry, Troy is a regular opinion contributor to BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly. His columns are widely reprinted and provide in-depth reporting and commentary from the perspective of a producer who truly understands the economics and challenges of the different industry segments. He is also a partner/owner in Allied Genetic Resources, a company created to change the definition of customer service provided by the seedstock industry. Troy and his wife Lorna have three children. 

Posts by Troy Marshall

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Just When We Thought The Bubble Might Break, The Cattle Market Surprises Us

Despite all the reams of data and sophisticated modeling, and the acknowledgement that fundamentals eventually determine the price, in the short term....More

Read Between The Lines Of HSUS Rhetoric

The Humane Society of the United States is playing the long game, acknowledging that while changing the opinions of mature Americans might not be....More

The Beef Industry’s Next Era Will Be Even Better; Prepare For It

The productivity and efficiency the industry has gained from a total systems approach compared to the past is almost mindboggling. You still see....More

Why The Movie “Noah” Upset This Rancher

Who knew that Noah, the Biblical hero of the Great Flood, was actually one the first environmental activists? Troy Marshall gives his review of the....More
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Future Of The National Beef Checkoff Remains In Doubt

What's ahead for the national beef checkoff? A draft report from the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group suggests revising the system so more....More

A New Puppy Teaches This Old Dog New Life Lessons

In a few short days, our new puppy has made everyone in our family smile a little more, and made me realize that’s a job that shouldn’t be left just....More
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Should We Meet Consumer Desires, Or Educate Them?

Every person I know who has ventured into a branded beef direct marketing system has undergone a fairly radical transformation – changing their focus....More
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Why Is Death Loss Increasing In Heavier Beef Cattle?

Lots of good cattlemen believe there’s a trend taking place – that there’s something we’re doing from either a management or genetic standpoint that....More

Why The Circle Of Life Is More Meaningful To Ranchers

Even though all ranchers understand the circle of life, that doesn’t make losing a valued four-legged family member any easier. This week, our family....More

Russia Fires Back; Bans More Ag Imports

Russia has upped the ante in its worldwide game of chicken. Russia recently banned a wide range of ag imports from a number of countries, including....More

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