Episode 29 - Jojo Carrales - HeartBrand Beef

Episode 29 - Jojo Carrales - HeartBrand Beef

Passionate about cattle and dedicated to improving the beef industry, JoJo Carrales oversees cattle operations for HeartBrand Ranch. A graduate of Texas A&M University in animal sciences he earned his Master’s in Animal Physiology before beginning his career with Texas A&M Extension. He joined the HeartBrand team in 2009 and manages the HeartBrand buyback program (link to page) and ranch personnel. His leadership has helped grow and develop the HeartBrand herd to where they are now proud to be able to offer high-quality seedstock to other breeders.

Episode 27 - Dr. Bob Weaber - Kansas State University (Part 2)

Episode 27 - Dr. Bob Weaber - Kansas State University (Part 2)

Bob Weaber’s nationally recognized extension programming has resulted in more than 145 publications and more than $13 million from 42 awards of grants and gifts for research and extension programming. Weaber’s extension program leadership has been recognized with MU Provost’s Innovative Extension Programming by New Faculty, the MU CAFNR J.W. Burch State Extension Specialist Award, and the Beef Improvement Federation’s Continuing Service Award.

Weaber grew up on a cow-calf operation in southern Colorado and went on to earn a BS in animal science followed by a Master of Agriculture degree in the Beef Industry Leadership Program at Colorado State University. He completed his doctoral studies in the Animal Breeding and Genetics Group at Cornell University. While there, he served as the Interim Director of Performance Programs for the American Simmental Association for three and a half years. Previously, Weaber was Director of Education and Research at the American Gelbvieh Association. Bob, his wife, Tami, and their young children, Maddie, Cooper and Wyatt, reside near Wamego, KS.

Episode 26 - Dr. Bob Weaber - Kansas State University (Part 1)

Episode 26 - Dr. Bob Weaber - Kansas State University (Part 1)

Bob Weaber’s nationally recognized extension programming has resulted in more than 145 publications and more than $13 million from 42 awards of grants and gifts for research and extension programming. Weaber’s extension program leadership has been recognized with MU Provost’s Innovative Extension Programming by New Faculty, the MU CAFNR J.W. Burch State Extension Specialist Award, and the Beef Improvement Federation’s Continuing Service Award.

Weaber grew up on a cow-calf operation in southern Colorado and went on to earn a BS in animal science followed by a Master of Agriculture degree in the Beef Industry Leadership Program at Colorado State University. He completed his doctoral studies in the Animal Breeding and Genetics Group at Cornell University. While there, he served as the Interim Director of Performance Programs for the American Simmental Association for three and a half years. Previously, Weaber was Director of Education and Research at the American Gelbvieh Association. Bob, his wife, Tami, and their young children, Maddie, Cooper and Wyatt, reside near Wamego, KS.

Episode 25 - Chip Kemp - American Simmental Association

Episode 25 - Chip Kemp - American Simmental Association

Chip Kemp brings a diverse background to the American Simmental Association ranging from selling insurance to working for IBP (now Tyson). As Director of Member and Industry Relations, Kemp works within public relations to support and promote ASA membership services, assist in programs designed to educate and encourage the integration of technology, work with ASA's Progress Through Performance program, along with many other responsibilities. 

At MU, Kemp coached Livestock Judging teams alongside various teaching responsibilities, including the coordination of the Animal Science Internship Program. During his tenure at Missouri, Kemp was the recipient of the state Department of Agriculture Livestock Leadership Award, the university's CAFNR Outstanding Advisor Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award, among others. 

Kemp graduated from the MU with a Masters of Science in Animal Science in 2001. Previously, Kemp had worked in beef merchandising for IBP Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, and as an instructor and manager of Muscle Foods Laboratory, a part of MU's Division of Food Sciences. As a youth, he worked on Gerloff Farms, an Angus seedstock operation, and is still associated with that operation.

Episode 23 - Jim Johnson - Zoetis Animal Genetics

Episode 23 - Jim Johnson - Zoetis Animal Genetics

Jim Johnson is the Beef Genetics Manager at Zoetis Animal Genetics. He was one of the first people to find the podcast on iTunes! Jim and his family live near Appomattox, VA. 

Topics discussed include fantasy football, golf, foot races, Virgina cattle and managing people, among others. 

Episode 20 - Dr. Joe Massey - Digital Beef

Episode 20 - Dr. Joe Massey - Digital Beef

Dr. Joseph Massey is the Co-Founder of DigitalBeef, LLC® and serves as the CEO. Dr. Massey has over 30 years of experience starting and retooling technology-based agriculture companies. Dr. Massey founded Granada Genetics, an embryo transfer company, in the late 70’s that became one of the world largest suppliers of embryos and embryo transfer services. Dr. Massey co-founded Genmark Inc., a DNA-based company that developed the first DNA parentage test for cattle and other animals which is still the basis of today’s parentage test. Dr. Massey has also served 8 years with the International Brangus Breeders Association where he assisted in the restructure of the association and launched Genetic Performance Solutions (GPS).

Dr. Massey can be reached via email at joemassey@digitalbeef.com.

Episode 18 - Border Ranching with Dean Fish & Dan Bell

Episode 18 - Border Ranching with Dean Fish & Dan Bell

Special Episode, without Garrett!

Dean Fish and Dan Bell both ranch on the Mexican border in Arizona. Take a listen and get some insight from two great guys!

Dean Fish, PhD, is the Santa Fe Ranch Manager. He was officially hired in May of 2013, but grew up on the Santa Fe Ranch and attended local schools.

After graduation from Little Red School and Patagonia Union High, Dean attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona. He attained his B.S. (Animal Science), M.S. and PhD (Reproductive Physiology) degrees from the U of A. Dean spent 15 years in various positions with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension helping livestock producers through problem-solving research and other education. He also helped to grow the local 4-H program and served on many local, state, regional and national committees to help young people succeed.

He currently works with the Santa Fe Ranch team to create opportunities for young people to be out of doors and learn about their environment and agriculture. Dean also is working to create ways to share “best management practices” with other small livestock producers in an arid environment. He continues to serve as a 4-H Leader and is involved in various leadership positions in the beef industry.

Dan Bell manages the ZZ Ranch, which was purchased in 1938 by his grandparents, Thomas and June Bell. They run cattle on several Forest Service allotments along the border.

Bell became involved in educating the public to the dangers that ranchers face on the border after his friend Rob Krentz was found shot dead after spotting an illegal border-crosser on his ranch in Cochise County in March 2010.

In April 2010, he testified before Gov. Jan Brewer in support of a border protection plan presented by the Arizona Cattlegrower’s Association. He has given several interviews to national and international media; he serves on a local ranchers’ liasion group; and is a member of the Nogales Border Patrol Citizen’s Advisory Committee.

Bell is also a past president and board member of the Southern Arizona Cattlemen’s Protective Association. He has served various roles in the Arizona Cattlegrowers Association. He is on the board of directors for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and for the Pima County Farm Bureau. Bell is also a member of the Arizona Department of Agriculture advisory council, and serves as the chairman of the Santa Cruz Natural Resource Conservation District.

Episode 17 - Jess Pryles - Hardcore Carnivore

Episode 17 - Jess Pryles - Hardcore Carnivore

Jess Pryles is a cook, writer, TV host and a professional Hardcore Carnivore.

Her expertise lies in all things red meat, having once been referred to as “the goddess of all things that have previously moo-ed”. She creates dynamic original recipes with a Southern and Tex-Mex twist, and is also a respected authority on low’n’slow smoked meats, particularly Texas style barbecue.

In addition to being a maven of all things meaty, Jess is the creator of the internationally acclaimed event, The Carnivores Ball, co- founder of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance and occasional cleaver-wielding covergirl.

Born and raised in Australia, she fell in love with Texas and now calls Austin home.

Her original articles, recipes and pictures reach hundreds of thousands of fans each year and resonate with likeminded meat-fans around the globe

Jess' expertise in the meat world grew from humble beginnings - a regular consumer who enjoyed the occasional steak at home, but frustrated by her own lack of knowledge on the different cuts available, and more importantly, how to cook them.

As she herself puts it: 'I used to be one of those people who stood in the meat department at the grocery store overwhelmed by the selection. I was too nervous to buy expensive cuts because I wasn’t sure how to cook them.'

And so, Jess decided to change her situation. She's spent years educating herself in the field of meat, and particularly beef. How to cook it, where it comes from, which are the best tasting cheap cuts, which cuts are worth spending a little extra money on, what’s the difference between grass and grain fed, what’s the difference between breeds, how does aging affect meat... investigating these and a myriad of other subjects.

She's visited ranches, slaughterhouses, butcher shops, gone through the experience of hunting as part of the rite of a responsible meat eater,
and even completed courses at Texas A&M University's Meat Science department.

Jess has appeared as a celebrity judge on Channel 7’s reality TV series Aussie Barbecue Heroes, judged at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue (the biggest in the world) and Fort Worth Food & Wine festival, appeared as a presenter in numerous grilling and BBQ videos, and as guest speaker at Brisket Camp, ICMJ national conference, and various private events. She's also served as brand ambassador for McCormick Grill Mates, Heat Beads Charcoal, Buffalo Trace bourbon and Tito's Vodka.

Her expert opinion has been sought and quoted by CNN, Huffington Post, Angus Pure NZ, and many others. In addition to penning numerous guest articles, Jess has also been the subject of countless stories and a featured "covergirl" for the Weekly Review, City Weekly, Herald Sun and The Music.

Touted as "the female Ron Swanson" by loyal followers, Pryles has also pioneered a unique lifestyle brand covering travel, bourbon, football, Southern staples, Texan life and more.

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Episode 16 - Daniel Mushrush - Mushrush Red Angus & Mushrush Family Meats

Episode 16 - Daniel Mushrush - Mushrush Red Angus & Mushrush Family Meats

Mushrush Red Angus is located in the heart of the Kansas Flint Hills near Elmdale.  Scattered from one end Chase County to the other, they utilize about 8,000 acres of native tallgrass prairie. 

 

The main enterprise consists of 750 Registered Red Angus cows split evenly between spring and fall calving herds. About 200 bulls are sold yearly in a spring production sale which is held the 4th Thursday in March and through private treaty sales throughout the year. Their primary target customers are commercial cattle producers.

 

In addition, between 400 and 500 heifers, sourced from commercial customers using Mushrush genetics, are developed, bred and sold every year.  

 

From BIF Annual Meeting in Manhattan, KS.

 

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Episode 15 - Toby Jordan - Waukaru Farms

Episode 15 - Toby Jordan - Waukaru Farms

Toby Jordan and his family own and operate Waukaru Farms in Rensselaer, IN. 

 

Waukaru Farms Inc. is a diversified family farming operation that began using registered Shorthorn bulls in 1902. From the early 1900's through the 1940's all three breeds of cattle, Angus, Hereford, and Shorthorn, grazed the sandhills and marsh ground at Waukaru. Later, Walter Jordan determined that the Shorthorn cattle had distinct advantages: they were simpler to manage, more adaptable to various feed and fodder resources, and they lasted longer.

 

Through selection and culling, Walter designed the nucleus of Waukaru that could thrive in various environments, required little management, and could convert grass and crop residue to meat and milk. As the years went by and new technologies emerged, they embraced these tools as a way to make decisions better and simpler. Waukaru began performance testing and collecting carcass data in 1960, and has become a leader in the Shorthorn breed in data submission.

 

The 1970's brought the wide use of artificial insemination and then non-surgical embryo transfer, and Waukaru was quick to employ these two great tools to help accomplish their goals. In 2003, planned matings between Waukaru's elite donor females and the Red Angus breed's most proven bulls laid the foundation of the Durham Red composite. Currently, Waukaru genetics can be found in forty of the fifty U.S. states, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, the European Union, South Africa, and China.

 

From BIF Annual Meeting in Manhattan, KS.

 

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Episode 14 - Craig Bieber - Bieber Red Angus - Leola, SD

Episode 14 - Craig Bieber - Bieber Red Angus - Leola, SD

Craig Bieber serves as CEO of Bieber Red Angus Ranch near Leola, SD. He also served as the 2015 president of the Beef Improvement Federation. We had a great time learning more about Craig and getting his advice and insight on the beef business. From BIF Annual Meeting in Manhattan, KS.

 

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Episode 13 - Tracy Brunner - NCBA President

Episode 13 - Tracy Brunner - NCBA President

Tracy Brunner serves as the 2016 NCBA President and is the 4th generation on his family operation located in Ramona, Kansas. He has served as president of his family corporation since its inception in 1988. Tracy manages the feedyard and the yearling grazing operation. He also oversees the cattle and grain marketing decisions, commodity risk management, customer relations, and financial reports. Tracy's family also operates a seed stock enterprise, Cow Camp Ranch, raising bulls and replacement heifers for many ranchers throughout the U.S. 

 

Tracy graduated from Kansas State University in 1978 with a degree in Animal Science and a Master of Agribusiness. Through the years he has held many leadership positions in the beef industry including; Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) President, KLA Executive Committee, Kansas Beef Council Executive Committee, KLA PAC Chairman, KLA Advisory Council and Kansas Governor's Agriculture Advisory Board. 

 

Not only has Tracy been very active at the state level he has been active at the national level as well. He was the Policy Division Chair in 2009. He was on the Executive Committee from 2005 until 2009 and Tracy served on the NCBA Board from 1998-2011. 

 

Tracy believes good cattle industry leadership focuses on working together to help NCBA members achieve their goals of prosperity and maintaining their lifestyle, through profitable and sustainable farm and ranch businesses. 

 

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Episode 12 - Clint Berry - Superior Livestock & Allied Genetic Resources

Episode 12 - Clint Berry - Superior Livestock & Allied Genetic Resources

Clint is a fifth generation cattleman, whose family operates in southern Missouri and west Texas. His experience within the industry includes steps along the entire supply line, providing the advantage of a wide angle vision of how beef moves from the pasture to the plate. Clint worked as an inspector on the kill floor for IBP (now Tyson) in NE, was a pen rider for Prairie Livestock, Inc in MS, and developed a Red Angus seedstock program and customer base in MO. Prior to joining Allied Genetic Resources, Clint served as Commercial Marketing Director of the Red Angus Association of America, working with commercial bull customers, seedstock suppliers, feedyard partners and industry professionals. Clint works as a representative for Superior Livestock in addition to his responsibilities with Allied Genetic Resources. He graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in Animal Science and stays active in the industry by serving multiple cattlemen's associations including NCBA, TSCRA and MCA.

 

Check out http://www.SuperiorLivestock.com as well as www.AlliedGeneticResources.com

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Episode 10 - Dr. Dean Fish & Todd McCartney

Episode 10 - Dr. Dean Fish & Todd McCartney

Dean Fish, PhD, is the Santa Fe Ranch Manager. He was officially hired in May of 2013, but grew up on the Santa Fe Ranch and attended local schools. After graduation from Little Red School and Patagonia Union High, Dean attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona. He attained his B.S. (Animal Science), M.S. and PhD (Reproductive Physiology) degrees from the U of A.

 

Dean spent 15 years in various positions with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension helping livestock producers through problem-solving research and other education. He also helped to grow the local 4-H program and served on many local, state, regional and national committees to help young people succeed.

 

He currently works with the Santa Fe Ranch team to create opportunities for young people to be out of doors and learn about their environment and agriculture. Dean also is working to create ways to share “best management practices” with other small livestock producers in an arid environment. He continues to serve as a 4-H Leader and is involved in various leadership positions in the beef industry.

 

Todd McCartney, alongside his bride Marianne, strives daily to raise quality cattle & ranch horses, raise awareness for the benefits of proper cattle handling & stockmanship, raise the bar on their commitment to marriage, raise 5 above average & faith filled kids... and to do their tiny part in helping more souls raise to heaven.

 

McCartney keeps busy with many other projects including serving as Senior Editor of Working Ranch Magazine, and professional voiceover and on camera talent. He has been a rodeo cowboy, as well as cowboying on several historic ranches throughout the United States.

 

 

Find out more about Dean’s work at www.santaferanchfoundation.org

 

Connect with Todd at www.cowboytalent.com

 

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