42 CALF News • April | May 2022 • On the Edge of Common Sense on Baxter Black Looking Back Why Do You Read CALF News? “I trust the material CALF News prints. There is no fake news and I trust the people there. It is enjoyable” The face of the cattle industry National Account Manager Jessica Ebert | (785) 477-1941 For information on advertising in CALF News Magazine, contact: Ron Kramer IDEXX Laboratories Leoti, Kan. AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, our friend Baxter Black hasn’t been feeling well recently, so we went on a search in the CALF News library, looking back on our long history with American’s favorite cowboy poet. As you can see, Baxter has been with us a long, long time.  In April 1974, CALF News Owner and Publisher Champ Gross featured a very young Baxter Black, DVM. Black was in Idaho. The caption read: “It has been a long time sonny.” Dr. Baxter Black of Nampa, on left, with Bart Cardon, a great friend of Baxter’s father when the senior Black was prominent in education in scientific circles at New Mexico State. take time, too. And to make it work, all segments will need to share in the cost. “The current crisis put unfair pressure on the producer. As we build the system forward, that elasticity has to be built into the cost and that has to be picked up by the packer, the retailer. They all need to pick up a piece,” he said. “It’s going to take a window of time to build a system of justin-case and over that time to implement a system of to whom the cost falls,” Close concluded. “That will shuffle out in the market.”  BLACK SWAN Continued from page 27