Staying on Track

Staying on Track

Staying on Track by Nicole Lane Erceg Why do we call substantial disasters “perfect” storms? It feels like an oxymoron. The title perfect storm seems a more fitting descriptor for the rain that comes just in time to break a drought, or the swirling clouds that bring...
The cost and value of quality

The cost and value of quality

The Cost and Value of Quality NCBA Convention   By Nicole Lane Erceg Beef quality has many contributing factors – freshness, tenderness, color and more shape the perspective. However, when Mark McCully, vice president of production for the Certified Angus Beef ®...
Moo-ving the big rocks

Moo-ving the big rocks

Moo-ving the big rocks by Nicole Lane Erceg The new year now feels old once you get into a busy season like calving. There are many spans of time in cattle country that can make us feel there’s too much to do, or too little time in each day. By now, some resolutions...
Beyond beef buzzwords

Beyond beef buzzwords

Beyond Beef Buzzwords You don’t have to tell people who make their living from the land that treating it poorly is just bad business. Ranchers have been leading conservation efforts for generations. Yet, you’d have to have had your head in the sand to not hear...
Sign reading

Sign reading

Sign reading by Nicole Lane Erceg The sign reads “Welcome to Grant County,” in simple white letters on a small, forest green backdrop. It sits near a creek more than an hour’s drive from where I grew up, but every time I see it, I already feel like I’m home. At this...