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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 1

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
Commentary

The slow demise of COOL and how it’s hurt the beef industry 2

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
May 14, 2015
Commentary

How a high school graduation changed my perception of America’s educational system 1

America’s education system, like America itself, has changed and evolved. Are those changes best serving our future?...More
May 13, 2015
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Basic demand drivers still provide the most opportunity

Digging into the data shows more acceptance of beef industry structure, export markets....More
May 14, 2015
Commentary

Marginal thinking: We can’t move forward if we’re focused on the past 3

The fundamental flaw in marginal thinking is that it keeps us from investing in our future, and encourages us to bet that current market conditions and competition will remain the same....More
May 7, 2015
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Ranch managers: Are you a seeker of truth? 5

Successful ranch managers, however, have learned that real progress comes when they open their minds and become seekers of truth....More

Do you use smartphones or tablets in your operation?

The advent of smartphones and tablets to the technical world has changed the landscape of beef operations forever. This week’s poll question asks, “Do you use your smartphone or tablet in your ranching operation?”

Please tell us how you use your smartphone or tablet in the comments section below. We’re interested in what apps or functions help your day-to-day activities.


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