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

NFU “Clarifies” Its Beef Checkoff Position, Hangs Vilsack Out To Dry

The beef business is scratching its collective head this week, following an apparent reversal in the National Farmer’s Union stance on creating a....More

10 Lessons I Want To Share With My Teenage Son

Parenting children is one of the toughest jobs anyone can have. With a son who’s a senior in high school, BEEF columnist Troy Marshall reflects on....More

The Demise Of The American Angus Association Is Overstated

At the American Angus Association’s annual convention last week, the organization and membership made it clear that any divisions are much smaller....More
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USDA Playing Politics With The National Beef Checkoff

Most cattlemen favor less government control and more producer control. Does anyone seriously believe that would happen if a government agency....More

Cattle Market Has Proved The Folly Of Being Anti-Trade

At this point, even advocates of mandatory country-of-origin labeling are beginning to recognize that the law has done little but cost the U.S. beef....More
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Midterm Elections Are Over; Now Things Heat Up For 2016

The Republicans’ gains on Tuesday night's midterm election are probably not all that surprising. The GOP now has the responsibility of actually....More
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Competition In Beef Genetic Improvement Will Only Increase

The theme is to innovate and adapt or find yourself and your cattle breeding program quickly becoming irrelevant....More

The Ugly Side Of Elections Is On Display This Year

In Colorado, we have races for U.S. Senate and the governorship that are very much tossups as we go into the final weekend. The fact that these are....More
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Record Cattle Prices Have Become Ho-Hum Events

Cattle market reports are so good that it appears that those in the cow-calf industry have probably been too willing of sellers....More

Politics, Power & Greed Driving The Checkoff Controversy

The great irony in the current controversy involving the beef checkoff is that there are real and substantive issues with the program. As always,....More

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