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Gotta beef with that?

Gotta beef with that?

The first sign is the sight and smell of smoke wafting up behind the Washington Capitol. Then you notice a small group of men wearing Stetsons getting a large grill ready for cooking. Could it be? Yes, Thursday is Beef Day! For Capitol Campus carnivores, it’s a highlight of any legislative session. For one thing, you get a free and tasty lunch. The annual event, hosted by the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, was scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. between the…

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Talking cattle and wolves at State Library

Talking cattle and wolves at State Library

(Jack Field of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association. Photo courtesy of Sean Lanksbury.) Raising cattle when wolves are nearby is a challenge for ranchers, especially nowadays with the latter being a protected species. That was one of points made by Washington Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice-President Jack Field and former WCA President Rick Nelson, featured speakers at a noontime “brown bag” event hosted Thursday at the Washington State Library in Tumwater. Field and Nelson discussed raising cattle and ranching under the state’s…

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Beef: It’s what’s for lunch

Beef: It’s what’s for lunch

(Photo courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Maybe it was seeing the cattlemen in their cowboy hats. Maybe it was getting a savory whiff of meat on the barbeque. Or maybe it was just knowing that a tasty lunch was available – for free. Next to sine die, Beef Day is one of the most anticipated days of the legislative session, and this year’s lunch was a smoking success, attracting hundreds of legislators, staffers, lobbyists and visitors to the Hill Thursday. The…

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There’s the beef

There’s the beef

It’s that annual event during legislative session in which carnivores rejoice and vegetarians avoid. It’s Beef Day. The state Cattlemen’s Association is cooking up a BBQ between the Legislative Building and Cherberg Building on Thursday between noon and 3 p.m. As you can see in the photo, the cattlemen were already cranking up the grill this morning in preparation. Please follow and like us: