‘Just call Terry Harris’

I recently wrote a pretty detailed feature on Harris Livestock and thought about making that the title. As a girl who’s called Mr. Terry plenty of times and told others to do the same, I figured it was only fitting. Then I sat down with the Georgia cattleman and his...

High quality is the BIG picture

Pulling into the expansive yard at the 80,000-head-capacity Poky Feeders south of Scott City, Kan., a few months ago, I wondered how a giant feedyard like this can be famous for high-quality beef. Clearly, this was not the image of family farming cultivated by...

Angus therapy

Besides a set of old scrapbooks that reveal a rich history in the Angus breed, Abbie Nelson’s table is tidy, well kept like the rest of the place. “It’s not always this way,” she says of the family gathering spot, “especially not during breeding season. We AI all the...

‘Yes, absolutely.’

It’s almost too picturesque, I thought as I stood in Mark and Abbie Nelson’s circular roundabout and stared. The tree canopy I had just driven through lead me here – to a place where Angus cattle grazing golden pastures meet rolling vineyards of zinfandel and petite...

When dreams grow up

When Shawn Christensen was three years old, he wanted to be an airplane pilot. That didn’t last long. The ambition couldn’t hold up against the call of an Angus cowherd and the Rocky Mountain, Hot Springs, Montana, ranch. Home. I got to meet Shawn, his wife Jen, and...