Oct 14, 2014

Herd Rebuilding? Efficiency Matters As Much As Expansion

Even in “bad” years, some beef producers make money, while some producers lose money even in “good” years. With pastureland values surging today relative to cropland values, industry inefficiency is getting tougher to sustain – even with today’s stellar cattle prices. Fortunately, there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit for producers to capture in raising their operational efficiency....More
Oct 14, 2014

Dan Hale Provides Insight Into Entering The Efficiency & Profit Contest

Oct. 20 is the deadline for entries in the 2014 BEEF Efficiency & Profit Contest. With a total of $7,000 in three categories up for grabs to winners, Dan Hale, Texas A&M University professor and Extension meat specialist, provides some additional insights into the unique contest designed to help readers better understand the relationship between cattle efficiency and profitability....More
cow-calf efficiency symposium proceedings
Oct 9, 2014

Proceedings Of The 2014 Eng Foundation Symposium On Cow Efficiency  

The Dr. Kenneth & Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation supports research at three universities – Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the University of Nebraska (UNL). The focus of the research is cow efficiency, particularly exploring strategies that foster the long-term sustainability of the industry....More
David McCellan
Oct 12, 2014

Consulting Nutritionist David McClellan Looks Ahead At Cattle Feeding Challenges

David McClellan took time to discuss with BEEF magazine the developments he’s seen in the industry over that quarter century and what he sees as today’s challenges....More
usda to takeover beef checkoff
Oct 2, 2014

We Were Played: USDA Moves To Take Over The Checkoff 11

The USDA Secretary’s planned takeover of the checkoff calls for a new checkoff to be implemented in 2016, with a referendum to be held within three years. The timeline obviously means that the intent is to implement a new program before a new administration takes over in 2016....More
BEEF Efficiency & Profit Contest

Do you know profit when you see it? Enter the 2014 BEEF Efficiency & Profit Contest, presented by Texas A&M, and sponsored by Merial. There are $7,000 in prizes up for grabs!

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