Celebrating Success…

In the spirit of a little bit of friendly competition, all 21 Progressive Beef Certified Feed Yards are ranked twice a year according to how they scored on their last audit.  I have always held a particular fondness for being the best, so my crew and I embraced the challenge.


Last night we celebrated our victory with a steak dinner.  One of the things that I love best about my crew is that we are like a big family.  Work at the feed yard isn’t simply work, but rather it is a special part of our lives that we share with our families.


My favorite farmer cooked New York Strip steaks on the Traeger grill…


I whipped up one casserole of cheesy potatoes, and another of green beans…


My favorite blondes made a chocolate layer cake to top off the meal…

We enjoyed a great night of fellowship as our children and grandchildren played basketball, ran around the yard, and said hello to the horses — cats — and dog.


It is nice to take time to share with those most important to you…

To say thank you for hard work and loyalty…

To appreciate the blessings that fill our lives…


And MOST especially to revel in the knowledge that we make an AWESOME team!


Filed under General, Progressive Beef QSA Program

8 responses to “Celebrating Success…

  1. K

    We love reading about your “POSITIVE” work environment and team work. With that winning combination you have created success! Congratulations

  2. Carol

    Congratulations! You and your team are the best, just because you always do your best regardless of whether you win 1st place or not!

    • Thank you, Carol! Good to hear from you. We had a lot of fun with the “competition” as it gave a good way to reward everyone for always doing their best. We also had a great time at dinner — it makes me smile to watch our families all play together and just enjoy some good fellowship. We get together for a “crew dinner or picnic” at least twice a year and they make for great times.

      I hope that you are well,

  3. Congrats Ann… I don’t expect anything less from you an your great team. Keep up the good work 🙂 Did I see the word grandchildren in this post? You don’t have kiddos old enough. 😉
    Hope your getting the sun and not the rain I heard about in NE.

    • I am laughing — no, we are years away from grandchildren! But, my foreman has two beautiful grandchildren that we all claim 🙂 His daughter (the children’s mother) babysat my three girls when they were little, so I am loving watching her be a “mom”!

      We have had a little bit of everything in terms of weather in Nebraska — from 1 degree about 8 days ago, to snow, to sunny and 65. Our family has been in Florida since early Saturday morning, and we have brought the wind with us to the sunshine state 🙂


      • Whew… that makes more sense 😉

        Oh my Dad is in Fl now so I know you all are having decent weather compared to us 🙂 Enjoy your time there 🙂


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