Paul Andre, BEEF magazine’s founding editor, guided the magazine for 30 of its 50 years. And he set the bar high. Learn more about how Paul created one of the largest beef publications in the country from the ground up here.
If thoughts of herd expansion finally come to pass, cattlemen have a lot of work ahead to reclaim lost market share. The question is this: will the U.S. beef industry be willing and able to claw its way back once expansion opportunities become real?
Beef demand is a moving target, with a remarkable number of factors that influence a consumer’s ultimate purchasing decision. The question is, in an era of shrinking beef checkoff dollars, which of those moving parts should the beef industry target?
The beef industry has conducted the most exhaustive lifecycle analysis ever done on a biological system. Now the results are certified. The beef industry’s overall sustainability improved 5% from 2005 to 2011.
Economists have recently opined that herd rebuilding could actually begin in the next year or two in some parts of the country. Here are ways you can take advantage of the trend, even if your ranch has been hammered by drought.
The profit equation in the cow business is simple, really – you can increase revenue, you can decrease expenses, or both. But achieving simplicity can be very complicated. The secret is to avoid stepping on the cracks.
If the past 10 years are any indication, the next 10 years for cattlemen will take plenty of unexpected turns. “Through The Crystal Ball Dimly” might be an appropriate title, because predicting the future is fraught with challenges. Five industry experts weigh in.
As feed costs, feeder cattle prices, breakevens and bankers’ heartburn have increased over the years, feedyard managers are paying more and more attention to how feeder cattle are managed (or not managed) prior to arrival at the feedyard.
For many ranchers in the Southern Plains and Southwest, drought has simply become part of the management landscape. Other areas have enjoyed plentiful, if not over-abundant, rain this year. For those still locked in drought, take heart – it will rain again, someday. And when it does, reseeding drought-stressed native pastures may be an option.