My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed As a fulltime rancher, opinion contributor Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production. en Psuedo-science be darned; enjoy your fireworks and your hamburgers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/psuedo-science-be-darned-enjoy-your-fireworks-and-your-hamburgers <div class="node-body blog-body">Psuedo-science and a willing media have turned the tide in the food debate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/psuedo-science-be-darned-enjoy-your-fireworks-and-your-hamburgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/psuedo-science-be-darned-enjoy-your-fireworks-and-your-hamburgers#comments Beef Quality Business My View From The Country Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:00 +0000 90891 at http://beefmagazine.com Changes at NCBA offer the industry a window of opportunity http://beefmagazine.com/blog/changes-ncba-offer-industry-window-opportunity <div class="node-body blog-body">A change at the top at NCBA is an opportunity for the beef industry to reassess. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/changes-ncba-offer-industry-window-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/changes-ncba-offer-industry-window-opportunity#comments Cattle Industry Structure Government My View From The Country Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:00 +0000 90901 at http://beefmagazine.com What the Confederate flag, antibiotics and the environmental movement have in common http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-confederate-flag-antibiotics-and-environmental-movement-have-common <div class="node-body blog-body">At first blush, it may appear that the current discussions in our country about the Confederate flag, how cattle producers use antibiotics and the environmental movement don’t have very much in common</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-confederate-flag-antibiotics-and-environmental-movement-have-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-confederate-flag-antibiotics-and-environmental-movement-have-common#comments Beef Quality Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:18:00 +0000 90701 at http://beefmagazine.com Trouble finding good employees? It might be you, not them http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-finding-good-employees-it-might-be-you-not-them <div class="node-body blog-body">One bad employee can be devastating to a small business. So why do we spend twice as much time evaluating a potential new herd sire as we do evaluating a potential new employee? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-finding-good-employees-it-might-be-you-not-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-finding-good-employees-it-might-be-you-not-them#comments People Employee Management My View From The Country Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:18:00 +0000 90711 at http://beefmagazine.com Innovation and sustainability: The devil is in the definition http://beefmagazine.com/blog/innovation-and-sustainability-devil-definition <div class="node-body blog-body">The problem with the concepts of sustainability and innovation is that where you stand on them depends a lot on where you sit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/innovation-and-sustainability-devil-definition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/innovation-and-sustainability-devil-definition#comments Beef Quality Business My View From The Country Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:56:00 +0000 90501 at http://beefmagazine.com Are no-input cattle a no go? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-no-input-cattle-no-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Back in the 80s, the big-framed, maximum-growth cattle ruled the day. That changed and now we’re chasing the no-input cow. But have we gone too far again?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-no-input-cattle-no-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-no-input-cattle-no-go#comments Business Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:55:00 +0000 90521 at http://beefmagazine.com The trouble with change is it isn’t as easy as it should be http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-change-it-isn-t-easy-it-should-be <div class="node-body blog-body">The trouble with adopting all these new management ideas is that the learning curve can be pretty steep. Take, for instance, changing your grazing program. It shouldn’t be this hard, but the end results make it worthwhile navigating all the early speed bumps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-change-it-isn-t-easy-it-should-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-change-it-isn-t-easy-it-should-be#comments Ranch Management Pasture Range My View From The Country Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:40:00 +0000 90291 at http://beefmagazine.com Feedyard losses: How bad is it? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feedyard-losses-how-bad-it <div class="node-body blog-body">While the last 18 months have been one of the great bull markets in history for cow-calf producers, feedyards have not enjoyed quite the same euphoria. As feedyard losses mount, how will that affect prices when the fall run hits?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feedyard-losses-how-bad-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feedyard-losses-how-bad-it#comments Feedlots Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:07:00 +0000 90281 at http://beefmagazine.com Ag labor has changed; has your management changed with it? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-labor-has-changed-has-your-management-changed-it <div class="node-body blog-body">The labor paradigm in modern ranching has changed, with fewer ranch-raised kids available to hire. That means the labor force will increasingly consist of people who weren’t raised in agriculture. Are you prepared?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-labor-has-changed-has-your-management-changed-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-labor-has-changed-has-your-management-changed-it#comments Ranch Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:43:00 +0000 90041 at http://beefmagazine.com The problem with June: Tractor fixin’& honey-dos aren’t my cup of tea http://beefmagazine.com/blog/problem-june-tractor-fixin-honey-dos-aren-t-my-cup-tea <div class="node-body blog-body">Others see June as green grass, young healthy calves and the start of summer. I see June as the penitence I have to pay for living a truly great life the rest of the year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/problem-june-tractor-fixin-honey-dos-aren-t-my-cup-tea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/problem-june-tractor-fixin-honey-dos-aren-t-my-cup-tea#comments Ranch Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:43:00 +0000 90051 at http://beefmagazine.com