A step toward the next step

When I was with foodservice distributors a couple weeks, ago I heard somebody ask: “Well then, why doesn’t every rancher own their cattle through the feedyard?” To that guy it seemed like a logical step, building relationships and gathering information. But then we...

What we don’t know

As our nephew walked across the stage to shake hands and grab his diploma, it brought me back to my own high school graduation. The small-town school, the tight-knit class, the speeches, and of course “Pomp and Circumstance”—just rewind 10 years and change the colors...

One person at a time

From university hallways to airplane cabins, Emily tackles todays myth: As a student at The Ohio State University it’s a daily occurrence for me to run into people from diverse walks of life. These encounters lead to interesting conversations about any topic you can...

Mythbuster Monday talks change and chance

We’ve all heard the saying – the only thing that never changes is change itself. It’s somewhat of a cliché, but sometimes clichés carry a lot of meaning. In the beef cattle industry, change can be a slow process. Only about 10% of our industry utilizes artificial...

Signals through the clouds

Permission to use a calculator on homework and tests was like a coming of age in the mathematics arena. In our school, that happened when you entered seventh grade. You moved to a different building in the neighboring small town. You could try out for cheerleading and...

Not quite colorblind

I have a confession. These are my dad’s cattle: Kind of shocks you to see those pretty red gals up on our blog, doesn’t it? My dad is one of the many who pesters me all the time about CAB’s black-hided specification. You know the first criteria for cattle to...