My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en The beef industry carried a knife to a dietary guidelines gunfight http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry needs to understand the battle we’re fighting and begin to use our greatest asset – the consumers of our product.</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/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight#comments Beef Quality Business Government Animal Activists Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86761 at http://beefmagazine.com Obama’s veto of the XL pipeline sends a message http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message <div class="node-body blog-body">To no one’s surprise, President Obama has made it clear that he still has no intention of working with Congress.</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/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86771 at http://beefmagazine.com How does the beef industry know which issues are critical? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical <div class="node-body blog-body">Livestock producers failed to appreciate early on the gravity of the animal welfare movement, and sustainability is likely the next such issue. </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/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Business Sustainability Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 86561 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s time to burn our boats and signal no retreat to anti-meat activists http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 86571 at http://beefmagazine.com What happened to open interest in the cattle futures market? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happened-open-interest-cattle-futures-market <div class="node-body blog-body">attlemen have a tendency to cuss the speculators, but they provide much-needed liquidity to the markets.</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-happened-open-interest-cattle-futures-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happened-open-interest-cattle-futures-market#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:09:00 +0000 86321 at http://beefmagazine.com 9 lessons to make your ranching life richer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/9-lessons-make-your-ranching-life-richer <div class="node-body blog-body">Here is my “CliffsNotes” version of nine guidelines for a better, more fulfilling life on the ranch. </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/9-lessons-make-your-ranching-life-richer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/9-lessons-make-your-ranching-life-richer#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:09:00 +0000 86331 at http://beefmagazine.com A new age for feeder cattle marketing is upon us http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-age-feeder-cattle-marketing-upon-us <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re still a ways away from truly differentiating feeder cattle based on value, but we have moved beyond the starting blocks.</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/new-age-feeder-cattle-marketing-upon-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-age-feeder-cattle-marketing-upon-us#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 85951 at http://beefmagazine.com 6 can’t miss cattle industry events to put on your calendar http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-can-t-miss-cattle-industry-events-put-your-calendar <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are six annual events that I automatically black out on my calendar every 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/6-can-t-miss-cattle-industry-events-put-your-calendar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-can-t-miss-cattle-industry-events-put-your-calendar#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 85961 at http://beefmagazine.com I was listening; I just didn’t really hear what my wife said http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-was-listening-i-just-didn-t-really-hear-what-my-wife-said <div class="node-body blog-body">Somebody forgot to tell me how fast my little girl is transforming into a young lady.</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/i-was-listening-i-just-didn-t-really-hear-what-my-wife-said" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-was-listening-i-just-didn-t-really-hear-what-my-wife-said#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:44:00 +0000 85731 at http://beefmagazine.com 4 shots at explaining an unexplainable cattle market http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-shots-explaining-unexplainable-cattle-market <div class="node-body blog-body">The current market situation demands an explanation, but the toughest one to swallow might be the most accurate.</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/4-shots-explaining-unexplainable-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-shots-explaining-unexplainable-cattle-market#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Marketing Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:10:00 +0000 85741 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s time for the beef industry to move from strategy to tactics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-beef-industry-move-strategy-tactics <div class="node-body blog-body">From a tactical standpoint, the U.S. beef industry is outmaneuvered in a significant way by dollars and methods. </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/it-s-time-beef-industry-move-strategy-tactics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-beef-industry-move-strategy-tactics#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:05:00 +0000 85521 at http://beefmagazine.com New York Times accuses MARC of animal abuse http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-york-times-accuses-marc-animal-abuse <div class="node-body blog-body">Reading the New York Times article about animal welfare at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center made it painfully obvious to me that, when taken out of context, selective descriptions manipulated properly can become very effective ammunition against our industry.</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/new-york-times-accuses-marc-animal-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-york-times-accuses-marc-animal-abuse#comments Business Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:05:00 +0000 85511 at http://beefmagazine.com The end of COOL is certain, but it sure is taking a long time to die http://beefmagazine.com/blog/end-cool-certain-it-sure-taking-long-time-die <div class="node-body blog-body">With all the discussion that COOL caused within the industry when it was implemented, it is striking how little discussion there is about it today as it slowly withers on the vine.</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/end-cool-certain-it-sure-taking-long-time-die" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/end-cool-certain-it-sure-taking-long-time-die#comments Beef Exports Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:25:00 +0000 85311 at http://beefmagazine.com Have we seen the top of the cattle market, or is it still ahead? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/have-we-seen-top-cattle-market-or-it-still-ahead <div class="node-body blog-body">A number of factors, including global economic growth, the continuing strength of beef demand, and input costs will all be instrumental in the cattle market’s direction and fortunes.</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/have-we-seen-top-cattle-market-or-it-still-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/have-we-seen-top-cattle-market-or-it-still-ahead#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:25:00 +0000 85321 at http://beefmagazine.com Making some sense of a topsy-turvy December cattle market http://beefmagazine.com/blog/making-some-sense-topsy-turvy-december-cattle-market <div class="node-body blog-body">There will continue to be ebbs and flows to the cattle market. However, as producers, we can take heart in the fact that the overall trend is intact.</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/making-some-sense-topsy-turvy-december-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/making-some-sense-topsy-turvy-december-cattle-market#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:45:00 +0000 85111 at http://beefmagazine.com