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Oct 14, 2014
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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
cow-calf efficiency symposium proceedings
Oct 9, 2014
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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
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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
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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

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