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

How the beef business and dysfunctional government are similar

Quite simply, it is government policies that are creating a world that is simultaneously more dangerous and less prosperous. The American electorate....More

What can the beef industry learn from this election cycle?

The beef industry and the Republican Party are similar in many ways. Question is, can we overcome that?....More

Fear and loathing in the cattle industry

Volatile cattle markets have everyone fearing what’s next. Trouble is, that’s not the only thing to be afraid of....More

A rancher’s time warp: the insanity can’t continue, right?

Pretend you have been cut off from civilization the past few months. What would you make of the state of the union and the cattle business?....More

Corn or cattle? Neither look good, but at least corn farmers know why

The good and bad news for the grain market is that we know what it will take to raise prices. The good and bad news for the cattle market is that....More

Simple choices? Not in this election

In a world that teaches there is no right or wrong, the cattle business stands as a testament to the fallacy of that notion. That’s what makes the....More

We can’t make sense out of a nonsensical world

It’s frustrating trying to make sense out of a nonsensical world. But that doesn’t stop this BEEF columnist from trying....More

Here’s what I like about ranchers: we’re winners, not whiners

Sure, we complain about the weather, the markets, the government and other things we can’t control. But ranching requires a special attitude of....More

Ranching isn’t all about business, it’s about raising a family too

There’s a lot of beauty in running a ranch. One is watching your kids grow up to be caring, useful adults....More

Is this my last column disputing global warming?

The political correctness movement has stopped short of using the legal system against popular views. That time is over, and with it our freedoms....More

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