Meat Matters http://beefmagazine.com/blog/12737/feed Steve Kay offers a unique, big-picture perspective on the North American meat and livestock industry. en It’s Time To Raise The Checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-raise-checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">Doubling the $1/head national beef checkoff should be a no-brainer. But perceptions about “control” of the checkoff and its spending continue to stymie efforts by various groups to do what should be obvious.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-raise-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-raise-checkoff#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Business Beef Advocacy Meat Matters Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:54:00 +0000 76561 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><span>It&rsquo;s time for industry leaders to call these groups&rsquo; bluff and initiate an increase.&nbsp;</span></p> Iowa Set To Debut New Generation Of Beef Plants http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants <div class="node-body blog-body">Iowa cattle feeders will start delivering cattle to a brand-new beef processor, Iowa Premium Beef’s (IPB), IPB’s Tama, IA, plant this fall. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants#comments Beef Quality Processors Industry At A Glance Meat Matters Wed, 14 May 2014 00:03:00 +0000 75031 at http://beefmagazine.com Packers Continue To Fuel The Price Run On Live Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-continue-fuel-price-run-live-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><font face="Times New Roman">Fed beef processors have been trying all year to douse the red-hot live cattle market. But it seems they&rsquo;ve been using gasoline instead of water, because the first quarter of 2014 saw new price records repeatedly set in a period unprecedented in the modern history of the market.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-continue-fuel-price-run-live-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-continue-fuel-price-run-live-cattle#comments Cattle Prices Meat Matters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:46:00 +0000 74121 at http://beefmagazine.com U.S. Beef Industry Has Measured Up To Every Challenge http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-beef-industry-has-measured-every-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman">The men and women&nbsp;who make up the U.S. beef industry are a resilient bunch. In my 27 years of writing about the industry, they&rsquo;ve had just about every challenge thrown at them. Yet they&rsquo;ve met each one with calm determination and a focus on making the industry even stronger.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-beef-industry-has-measured-every-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-beef-industry-has-measured-every-challenge#comments Beef Demand Meat Matters Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:58:00 +0000 73041 at http://beefmagazine.com Fewer Cattle Numbers & COOL Claim Another Packer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fewer-cattle-numbers-cool-claim-another-packer <div class="node-body blog-body">The closure of the Brawley, CA, packing plant will be a big blow to feedlots in the region, some of which joined forces to invest $78 million to build the plant in 2001.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fewer-cattle-numbers-cool-claim-another-packer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fewer-cattle-numbers-cool-claim-another-packer#comments Cattle Markets Meat Matters Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:44:00 +0000 71451 at http://beefmagazine.com The Future Of The Beef Industry Rests With Millennials http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-beef-industry-rests-millennials <div class="node-body blog-body">Record prices for feeder cattle mean packers will have to get more for their beef, and that consumers will pay more for beef in grocery stores and restaurants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-beef-industry-rests-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-beef-industry-rests-millennials#comments Beef Quality Meat Matters Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:32:00 +0000 70271 at http://beefmagazine.com Packers Wrestle With How To Add More Value To Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-wrestle-how-add-more-value-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Rebuilding of the U.S. beef herd hasn’t yet begun; when it does, it will take even more heifers out of the feeding and slaughter mix. Cattle supplies in the Southern Plains will be particularly tight. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-wrestle-how-add-more-value-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-wrestle-how-add-more-value-cattle#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Markets Sustainability Meat Matters Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:10:00 +0000 69601 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 Years After The Cow That Stole Christmas http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-years-after-cow-stole-christmas <div class="node-body blog-body">Ten years after its first BSE case, the U.S. continues to battle to regain pre-BSE market access.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-years-after-cow-stole-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-years-after-cow-stole-christmas#comments Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Business Meat Matters Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:35:00 +0000 68621 at http://beefmagazine.com Government Shutdown Underscores The Value Of Data http://beefmagazine.com/blog/government-shutdown-underscores-value-data <div class="node-body blog-body">The early October data blackout by USDA and the government shutdown had everyone groping in the dark. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/government-shutdown-underscores-value-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/government-shutdown-underscores-value-data#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Marketing Business Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Meat Matters Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:14:00 +0000 66922 at http://beefmagazine.com Issues Management Is A Huge Beef Industry Challenge http://beefmagazine.com/blog/issues-management-huge-beef-industry-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Industry leaders must be vigilant should social media users decide to attack beta-agonist use in beef production. They should remember what happened to lean finely textured beef because the industry failed to act well before ABC’s media blitz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/issues-management-huge-beef-industry-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/issues-management-huge-beef-industry-challenge#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Health Tips For Profit Meat Matters Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:30:00 +0000 65182 at http://beefmagazine.com