My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en 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 10 goal-setting questions to ask yourself for the coming year http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-goal-setting-questions-ask-yourself-coming-year <div class="node-body blog-body">Less than 10 days into 2015, I would wager that a lot of resolutions have already been put aside.</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/10-goal-setting-questions-ask-yourself-coming-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-goal-setting-questions-ask-yourself-coming-year#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:33:00 +0000 85101 at http://beefmagazine.com Here’s the secret to realizing your New Year resolutions http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-secret-realizing-your-new-year-resolutions <div class="node-body blog-body">The key to keeping your resolutions in 2015 is to make sure they align with your priorities.</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/here-s-secret-realizing-your-new-year-resolutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-secret-realizing-your-new-year-resolutions#comments Business My View From The Country Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:43:00 +0000 84781 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 biggest themes for the U.S. cattle industry in 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-biggest-themes-us-cattle-industry-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">My votes for the five biggest themes of a very remarkable 2014 include: record prices, an industry’s confirmation of the current checkoff, the debacle that is mandatory country of origin labeling, threatening prospects from the nation’s capital, and the industry innovation being fostered by recent profitability. </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/5-biggest-themes-us-cattle-industry-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-biggest-themes-us-cattle-industry-2014#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:43:00 +0000 84791 at http://beefmagazine.com There’s nothing like celebrating Christmas on a ranch http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-s-nothing-celebrating-christmas-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">Living on a ranch doesn’t make kids immune from materialism, greed or selfishness, but it does tend to mitigate it.</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/there-s-nothing-celebrating-christmas-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-s-nothing-celebrating-christmas-ranch#comments Business My View From The Country Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:35:00 +0000 84631 at http://beefmagazine.com USDA Secretary folds on second checkoff; now what? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what <div class="node-body blog-body">As expected, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that he won’t pursue a second checkoff. USDA Secretary Vilsack accomplished what few people thought possible – he unified the cattle industry and got Congress to act in a bipartisan fashion.</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/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what#comments Regulation My View From The Country Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:32:00 +0000 84641 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>By: <span id="spanArtist">David Becker / Getty Images </span></p> Greatest bull market in the U.S. economy is the beef business http://beefmagazine.com/blog/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Comparing year-to-year averages, almost any class of cattle is up 25% over last year, with the majority up 30-50%. </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/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/greatest-bull-market-us-economy-beef-business#comments Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:33:00 +0000 83411 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s the greatest Christmas gift of all? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all <div class="node-body blog-body">I think it is one of the unique and truly great things about agriculture that at the busiest and most challenging times we tend to gather around our faith and our families. Christmas allows us to reset our focus on family and faith.</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-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-greatest-christmas-gift-all#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:00 +0000 83401 at http://beefmagazine.com Life was good when our only worry was herd expansion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/life-was-good-when-our-only-worry-was-herd-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">However, I couldn’t help but ask myself, if I were a betting man, which do I believe poses the biggest risk, and which do I believe is more likely to occur first – increased cattle numbers, a global recession, a U.S. debt failure, or a geopolitical crisis.</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/life-was-good-when-our-only-worry-was-herd-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/life-was-good-when-our-only-worry-was-herd-expansion#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:02:00 +0000 83201 at http://beefmagazine.com