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Feb 26, 2015
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Meat Market Update | Choice cutout gains ground ahead of spring grilling season

News regarding the Choice box beef cutout was positive in all respects. The Choice cutout was higher with improved volume in all segments on the heels of the steady improvement that we have been watching on the daily cutout during the last week....More
Feb 19, 2015
Commentary

5 keys to a profitable beef cow herd 6

Once a rancher recognizes the inter-connectedness of four areas of management – production, economics and finance, marketing and people – it becomes apparent that maximums are never the best or the most profitable level of production....More
Feb 19, 2015
blog

4 reasons Chipotle won’t get my business 2

A new survey claims the average meal at Chipotle exceeds 1,000 calories and contains a full day’s worth of sodium – and that’s without the soda and sides. Here are four more good reasons why beef producers should spend their dollars elsewhere when craving a good burrito....More
Feb 19, 2015
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Meat Market Update | Wholesale markets see a decline

The Comprehensive or Average Choice Cutout was $5.60 lower for the week ending Saturday, February 14. Additionally, the cutout saw declining sales volume of 6,102 loads, down 499 loads for the week. The exports and out-front sales also saw a dip....More
Feb 19, 2015
Commentary

It’s time to burn our boats and signal no retreat to anti-meat activists 14

I don’t think I’ve ever before seen such a level of concern as that plaguing folks in the beef industry who have been dealing with the looming release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans....More
Feb 19, 2015
Commentary

How does the beef industry know which issues are critical?

Livestock producers failed to appreciate early on the gravity of the animal welfare movement, and sustainability is likely the next such issue....More
Feb 12, 2015
blog

What happened to open interest in the cattle futures market?

attlemen have a tendency to cuss the speculators, but they provide much-needed liquidity to the markets....More

Is climate change or terrorism our greatest threat?

President Obama recently said the long-term threat of climate change far outweighs that of terrorism. This week’s online poll asks: “Is climate change or terrorism our greatest long-term threat?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.


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