By Chris McClure
Chris McClure’s background includes agricultural finance, animal health distribution and livestock diagnostics. He currently maintains a small cow herd, feeds cattle, manages cattle-feeding partnerships for investors and is involved in a cattle DNA-testing services laboratory.
His column, All In, reflects a wide range of topics, from the history of the cattle industry to innovative new products. You never know what he will write about! Read ALL IN…
BEYOND THE RANCH GATE
By Blaine Davis
Born and raised in Kansas, Blaine Davis has been an architect for more than 35 years, practicing throughout Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. He owns Architecture Plus LLC, and co-manages with his mother an irrigated share-cropping farm that his family has owned for more than 100 years.
Blaine racks up many hours of dashboard time during his career travels. His Beyond the Ranch Gate column seeks to share with his readers that there is more than what meets the eye as one passes by miles of fencerows punctuated by the occasional gate. Read BEYOND THE RANCH GATE…
By Patti Wilson
Patti Wilson was raised on a diversified farming operation in Seward County, Neb. She worked closely with her father in crop production, cattle feeding and cow-calf production. After marrying, she worked for 26 years at an auction market in cattle procurement and daily market activities. She and her husband run a 400-head commercial cow-calf and a 500-head stocker business in Sherman County.
Chuteside Manner combines Patti’s personal life experiences with research and interviews to give her readership a practical, educational look at day-to-day production agriculture. Read CHUTESIDE MANNER…
By Betty Jo Gigot, Publisher
From front office manager to management consultant to cattle owner, Betty Jo Gigot, owner and publisher of CALF News, has developed a wealth of experience and knowledge about the cattle community and its people. As a chronicler of many cattle feeding industry leaders, she has become an historian of the development of cattle feeding in the U.S., and a fervent supporter of all things beef.
In Gypsy Wagon, Betty Jo shares her perspective on current trends and advancements in the industry, in addition to what readers can look for in each issue. Read GYPSY WAGON…
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ON THE COMMON EDGE OF SENSE
By Baxter Black
Baxter Black is a cowboy poet, former large animal veterinarian and entertainer of the agricultural masses. As he puts it, “he has a narrow following, but it’s deep!”
For more than 25 years he has traveled the U.S. and Canada, scattering his wit and left-handed observations to folks looking for a bright spot in their day.
On the Edge of Common Sense is a compilation of his experiences. “My audience is my inspiration,” he says. “Every cowboy, rancher, vet, farmer, feed salesman, a teacher, cowman and rodeo hand has a story to tell, and they tell it to me. I Baxterize it and tell it back to ‘em!” Read ON THE COMMON EDGE OF SENSE…
By Betty Jo Gigot, Publisher
From front office manager to management consultant to cattle owner, Betty Jo Gigot, owner and publisher of CALF News, has developed a wealth of experience and knowledge about the cattle community and its people. As a chronicler of many of the cattle feeding industry leaders, she has become an historian of the development of cattle feeding in the U.S., and a fervent supporter of all things beef.
Recollections looks back on Betty Jo’s years of travel and interviews with the leaders of the cattle industry. Read RECOLLECTIONS…
RUMBLINGS FROM THE GREAT WHITE NORTH
By Will Verboven
From his perch in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Will Verboven has spent the past 20 years writing about every aspect of the cattle and beef business in western Canada. Currently an editorial columnist with Alberta Beef Magazine, Will has managed a producer livestock organization and ranched in the northwest part of British Columbia.
Rumblings from the Great White North focuses on the cattle and beef business relationship between Canada and the U.S., including trade, politics, history, consumer issues, production systems and just about anything that connects the more-than 150-year cattle and beef trading relationship between the two countries. Read RUMBLINGS FROM THE GREAT WHITE NORTH…
WHERE’S THE REALLY EXCEPTIONAL BEEF?
By Contributing Editors
Where’s the Really Exceptional Beef highlights eating establishments around the county that serve the best the beef industry has to offer. From small-town cafes to five-star restaurants, CALF contributing editors find and report about these one-of-a-kind locales so you can stop and enjoy great beef the next time you’re on the road. Read WHERE’S THE REALLY EXCEPTIONAL BEEF?…
WHITT & WISDOM
By Jim Whitt
Jim Whitt is a business consultant, speaker, author and filmmaker. He grew up working in the cattle business, earned a degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and spent a dozen years in sales and marketing with Ralston Purina and Central Soya before launching his consulting business in 1988.
Whitt & Wisdom has been featured in CALF News since 1997. Jim writes about how to survive and succeed in our rapidly changing industry. Read WHITT & WISDOM…