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Jun 16, 2006

The Great Market Rally, Or Was It?

Everyone seems to be buzzing about the improbable market rally in the latter half of May and first part of June. There's an incredulous air that the....More
May 30, 2006

Take Some Time To Thank Our Veterans

There are few things as moving to me as viewing a national cemetery. Seeing those rows upon rows of white crosses, seemingly standing at attention,....More
May 27, 2006

Aussie Predictions Shed Light On U.S. Beef Situation

The past five years have been extraordinary for the Australian beef industry. Peak prices were probably set in mid-2005, with the prosperity....More
May 27, 2006

A Few Words About That "Attitude Thing"

I'm one of the truly fortunate people. I actually love what I do for a living - working with the land, cattle and horses. Our family is healthy. I....More
May 27, 2006

Take Some Time To Thank Our Veterans

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce....More
May 25, 2006

Pasture Starts Season Further Back

Timely rains across the Southern Plains earlier this month lifted spirits and bought some producers more time to weigh their options, but it's still....More
May 25, 2006

No Betting On The Come... For Now

"The last few years, time has usually saved you if you're a margin operator (feeder or stocker), now it will be against you," says Derrell Peel,....More
May 19, 2006

Will Reopening Of The Japan Market Be Good News?

Japanese officials were busy this week paving the way for reopening their borders to U.S. beef. Seemingly they want the issue resolved before their....More
May 15, 2006

U.S. Still Number-One In World Competitiveness

The U.S. retained the No.-1 spot in the annual "Rankings of the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2006." Released this week by the IMD business school....More
May 15, 2006

Organic Beef Sales Continue To Explode

A Nutrition Business Journal survey conducted for the Organic Trade Association (OTA) found organic meat sales grew 55% in 2005. Organic sales....More
May 15, 2006

Koreans Feeling Pressure Over Beef Imports Ban

A Tuesday Korea Times article says Korea's government is worried the U.S. will go to the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the South Korean import....More
May 15, 2006

Japanese Ready To Come Back To The Table

Talks to reopen the Japan market to U.S. beef could begin next week, say U.S. and Japanese officials, though a decision isn't likely until mid June....More
May 15, 2006

The Customer Is Always Right

I have never much liked the saying, "The customer is always right." I think it should be worded something like, "You always must keep the customer....More
May 15, 2006

"Voluntary" ID Is An Idea Time Has Passed By

Anyone who knows me knows I adamantly oppose government interference in the marketplace. I believe government should be restricted in both power and....More
May 15, 2006

"Voluntary" ID Is An Idea Time Has Passed By

Anyone who knows me knows I adamantly oppose government interference in the marketplace....More

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...
What's My View From The Country?

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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