55 episodes

Join Matt Perrier as he visits weekly with interesting, thoughtful, entertaining individuals within the beef community. Conversations will inspire curiosity and creativity while maintaining the independent spirit and practical nature for which ranchers are known.

Practically Ranching Matt Perrier

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Join Matt Perrier as he visits weekly with interesting, thoughtful, entertaining individuals within the beef community. Conversations will inspire curiosity and creativity while maintaining the independent spirit and practical nature for which ranchers are known.

    #54 - Temple Grandin, Practical Ways to Make Things Better

    #54 - Temple Grandin, Practical Ways to Make Things Better

    Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She is a livestock industry consultant, offering advice on animal behavior. She is also an autism spokesperson and advocate.

    www.grandin.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    # 53 - Lance Zimmerman, Building Resiliency

    # 53 - Lance Zimmerman, Building Resiliency

    Lance Zimmerman is the Senior Beef Analyst for Rabobank. Prior to joining Rabo, he has worked for the Certified Angus Beef Program and Cattlefax. He holds a BS in Ag Communications and an MS in Ag Economics from Kansas State University.

    To access both the summary and complete report we discuss, go to:
    Rebuilding with resiliency is a necessity for the US beef supply chain (rabobank.com)

    Contact:
    Lance Zimmerman (rabobank.com)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #52 - Miles Theurer, Study our Successes

    #52 - Miles Theurer, Study our Successes

    Miles Theurer coordinates research projects for Veterinary Research and Consulting Services, LLC, a practice comprised of 12 veterinarians who specialize in feedlot production medicine and research across the high plains region. Miles grew up on a family farm and cow/calf operation in south central Kansas. He did a dual DVM/Ph.D. program at Kansas State University. 

    miles@vrcsllc.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #51 - Stan Bevers, More to Your Bottom Line

    #51 - Stan Bevers, More to Your Bottom Line

    Stan Bevers worked for nearly 3 decades as an extension economist with Texas A&M University. He has also served as a professional consultant on hundreds of ranches from New Mexico to Montana.
    He helped develop the Beef Cow-Calf SPA (Standardized Performance Analysis) program and uses Key Performance Indicators and accounting fundamentals to help various sized ranches increase profitability by improving their ability to make marketing and purchasing decisions.

    www.ranchkpi.com
    stan@ranchkpi.com
    940.886.7601

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #50 - Dr. Phil, Does Size Really Matter?

    #50 - Dr. Phil, Does Size Really Matter?

    Dr. Phil Bass is an Associate Professor of Meat Science at the University of Idaho.
    He applies industry experience to teach, advise students and others involved in the Pacific Northwest meat production and processing community; conducts applied research in meat quality with emphasis in beef.

    We cover human nutrition, beef cattle genetics, livestock selection, value-based marketing, politics, Economics, Animal ID, Exports, public land use, beef promotional efforts, restaurant wait staff training…and THEN we finally touch on the meat science topics of carcass weight, extra ribs, higher USDA grading standards and, yes…portion size of steaks today, as this episode’s title so aptly implies.

    Links:
    MeatsPad Podcast: MeatsPad - Learn about the Meat Industry
    It's Not a Cow book by Phil Bass PhD (thriftbooks.com)

    pbass@uidaho.edu

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #49 - Ava Perrier, Kids These Days...

    #49 - Ava Perrier, Kids These Days...

    Ava Perrier is a Junior at Kansas State University, majoring in Animal Science with a Communications option. She is originally from Eureka, KS, and yes...she is Amy and my firstborn.

    At KSU, she has judged on the Intercollegiate Meats Team, served as VP of Finance for Sigma Kappa sorority and continues to be involved in various campus groups and organizations.

    Her perspective about agriculture, college and life in general is an interesting one, as she connects the dots between her youth, education and future life in the "real world." 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Zachary Boone ,

Dialog lost

Great podcast, seems social media and modern culture has lost the skill of dialog. I’m loving these industry specific conversations. The beef industry faces some challenges and it’s refreshing to hear Matt and his guests talk thru these complex issues.

FuzzyNichols ,

So far. So good

Nice job Matt, enjoying this podcast as I drive up and down the highway! Keep up the good work!!

Adams Angus Farm ,

Keep it up!!

Great podcast Matt! Especially enjoyed latest episode with Shawn Tiffany.

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