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May 28, 2015
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Memorial Day is more than a grilling holiday 1

Cattle producers tend to look at Memorial Day for its reputation as one of the top beef consumption holidays of the year. But Memorial Day means much more than that....More
May 27, 2015
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Sustainability drum beats louder 2

Walmart enters the fray with announcement on antibiotics, animal welfare....More
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May 21, 2015
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Now it’s my turn to spread a little rain envy

After suffering from rain envy for more than a decade, this spring’s ample moisture has brought on a different emotion—rain guilt....More
May 20, 2015
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Why I disagree (sort of) with Troy Marshall 4

Several recent experiences with the educational system left a BEEF editor feeling good about America’s school kids and America’s future....More
Apr 16, 2015
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PASTURE TO POUNDS: The role of implants in today's market 1

Implants as a technology for cattle have been with us for a number of years, but Dr. Jason Sawyer of Texas A&M University say they remain an advantage in today's market especially for stockers....More
May 20, 2015
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New campaign promotes soil health; PLUS: 5 blogs on how cattle grazing helps soil

USDA’s “Hope in Healthy Soil” campaign promotes the importance of farmers and ranchers managing the soil to help the planet and feed the world. Share the video, plus check out these five blog posts showcasing how ranchers are fantastic stewards of soil....More
May 21, 2015
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Family Ranch Series Part 3: Avoid these 3 mistakes when estate planning

Estate planning is a must for ranches to survive after the loss of a loved one. To avoid these three common mistakes, have a plan in place that will stand the test of time....More
May 11, 2015
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Another near-record year predicted for cow-calf producers in 2015 1

My advice for ranchers is to always compare their marketing alternatives to selling at weaning. To do this, you must price your calves at weaning — whether you sell them or not....More
May 21, 2015
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The slow demise of COOL and how it’s hurt the beef industry 3

With the U.S. now out of options in defending COOL, will Congress have the time and the spine to repeal it?...More
May 11, 2015
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10 opportunites ahead for beef producers 1

Gary Smith asked a group of industry leaders to identify key opportunities for beef over the next decade. See their top 10 list below....More

What do you think of the term “farm wife” or “ranch wife?”

Here’s a question directed mainly at our female readers. In a recent conversation, we were taken to task for referring to women who are wives of farmers as “farm wives.” This woman said she is an equal partner in the operation, is highly offended by the term and demanded that we remove the term “farm wife” from our vocabulary.

BEEF editors and writers get taken to task for a lot of things we say, but this is the first time this has come up. So our question for this week’s poll asks “What do you think of the term ‘farm wife’ or ranch wife?’”

 

 


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