Arizona Beef Blog

Monthly Archives: July 2017

Boots, belts and felt hats filled the hallway of the Prescott Resort for the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association Convention (ACGA). Ranchers, vendors and family members mingled over the latest in the beef community and how their ranches and families continue to change. Among these agricultural giants are some up-and-comers who seek to gain knowledge and aren’t afraid to work hard for it: the members of the Arizona Junior Livestock Association (AJLA). The… Read More

If you have ever spent any time working cattle, you know that it is a team effort. Who is in the starting lineup? It isn’t always just cowboys; a rancher’s company is usually made up of a trusty horse and, you guessed it, hard working Lassie! Dogs have been used to help humans since they were first domesticated, and a main use for them is helping ranchers. Cattle dogs herd, gather, sort… Read More

Welcome to the beef community, where fellow members of the community are not merely associates, but good friends and family. Need an example? Dean Fish from Santa Fe Ranch and Dan Bell from ZZ Cattle Co., also known as the Dynamic Duo. Here at the Arizona Beef Council office, our intern pair, Shayla and Nicole, also consider themselves a “dynamic duo,” and set out to spend a week with the aforementioned pair… Read More

Cruising up the I-17 North, you reach Exit 298: Sedona, Slide Rock. A breath-taking hike in Oak Creek Canyon might be your only thoughts; unless of course, you are an Animal Science student at the University of Arizona or a local Arizona rancher looking for some resources. What are your thoughts then? We’re almost to the V Bar V! (You would also be turning right at that exit, instead of left). Located… Read More