Two fishing cabins stood on the edge of the San Marcos river in 1919. Sixty years later Bodey Langford connected the two, as brick-by-brick, he built a home where he and Kathy would raise daughters Anna and Callie. There on his late father’s ranch near Lockhart, Texas, he also built his herd with purpose.
“Change is inevitable, success is optional,” David Rutan says. That positive philosophy applied to everything from good morning to great cattle only begins to tell why Morgan Ranches earned the 2020 Certified Angus Beef Commercial Commitment to Excellence award.
The owner-managers of Morgan Ranches learn and teach through such wisdom gathered over decades. Every day is a choice, and they choose to make it good. That positive philosophy only begins to tell why Morgan Ranches earned the 2020 CAB Commercial Commitment to Excellence award.
One feeds, the other breeds and stocks a steady supply, ready to fill the pens as they empty. Wilson Cattle Company harvests the grass in Baker Valley while Beef Northwest, started by the fifth generation of Wilsons, finishes the cattle. It’s a symbiotic relationship, both dependent on each other.
Bodey Langford has it easier and harder than the three generations of ranchers before him, but his gentle and steady spirit guides him while telling the cattle story to all he encounters. It’s only an inkling of why he’s the 2020 CAB Ambassador Award recipient.
Frank Mitloehner presents his findings on the animal ag sector’s impact on global warming. He explains how cattle counterbalance other fossil fuel sectors, proving that cattle are a solution and not a threat.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria come about in many forms, and employ several tricks to keeping long-standing treatments from working. Anytime a drug is used, it may lead to less effective options the next time around, no matter the class. Part II in a two-part series.
Antibiotic resistance. You’ve heard about it in the mainstream headlines, but this first in a two-part series covers the “why” it matters to animal agriculture and what cattlemen can do about it.
We all know cattle have a super power: they turn forages and grain into edible protein. What do those with the buying power know of that story? Two speakers at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention put data to both the science and economic incentive of our beef sustainability discussions.