My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en Competing Visions Challenge American Angus Association http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competing-visions-challenge-american-angus-association <div class="node-body blog-body">Recent moves at the American Angus Association open the door for trends that have been occurring to accelerate.</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/competing-visions-challenge-american-angus-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competing-visions-challenge-american-angus-association#comments Seedstock Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:05:00 +0000 73951 at http://beefmagazine.com Bundy Case Is A Requiem For Property Rights In America http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america <div class="node-body blog-body">The sad reality is that private property rights no longer exist. You can hold your land until the government decides to take it. It’s just a much more real experience for people in the West.</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/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america#comments Regulation Pasture/Land Values Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:48:00 +0000 73941 at http://beefmagazine.com Aren’t Ranching & Marathon Running Kind Of Synonymous? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/aren-t-ranching-marathon-running-kind-synonymous <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I read recently that during the agricultural era, the identity and value of a man was most often tied to his relationship with his family and his community. Then, in the industrial era, a man came to be defined by his work. But, in today&rsquo;s information era, which is defined by innovation and technology, a man is uncertain about how to define himself.</p></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/aren-t-ranching-marathon-running-kind-synonymous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/aren-t-ranching-marathon-running-kind-synonymous#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:38:00 +0000 73561 at http://beefmagazine.com Chicken Is Just A Carrier For The Taste Of The Special Sauce http://beefmagazine.com/blog/chicken-just-carrier-taste-special-sauce <div class="node-body blog-body">I’d forgotten just how tasteless and bland chicken on its own really is. The reason we in the beef industry talk about price so much is because the threat from chicken is on the price front. Chicken, however, certainly can’t compete with beef on the taste front.</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/chicken-just-carrier-taste-special-sauce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/chicken-just-carrier-taste-special-sauce#comments Beef Demand Retail Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:10:00 +0000 73551 at http://beefmagazine.com Great Managers Work To Take Calculated Risks http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-managers-work-take-calculated-risks <div class="node-body blog-body">Great managers take calculated risks. They embrace them and have the confidence to overcome them. That is the essential key to risk – not avoiding it, but accepting it and focusing on doing what is possible to maximize the chances for success and minimize the potential for failure.</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/great-managers-work-take-calculated-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-managers-work-take-calculated-risks#comments Ranch Management Employee Management My View From The Country Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:43:00 +0000 73541 at http://beefmagazine.com No Surprise: Injunction On Mandatory COOL Is Denied Again http://beefmagazine.com/blog/no-surprise-injunction-mandatory-cool-denied-again <div class="node-body blog-body">It looks to me like both sides are committed to playing their losing hands out to the very end. Call me an optimist, but I still believe there could have been a compromise earlier that would have benefited both camps.</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/no-surprise-injunction-mandatory-cool-denied-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/no-surprise-injunction-mandatory-cool-denied-again#comments Regulation Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 73231 at http://beefmagazine.com Numbers Don’t Lie, But Nobody Knows The Obamacare Numbers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/numbers-don-t-lie-nobody-knows-obamacare-numbers <div class="node-body blog-body">The whole national health care issue has become as much political as it is about health care. In fact, fixing the health care crisis in this country has become almost a distant conversation. As a result, both sides of the spectrum are vested in its success or failure, and that has become the focus instead of the results.</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/numbers-don-t-lie-nobody-knows-obamacare-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/numbers-don-t-lie-nobody-knows-obamacare-numbers#comments Regulation Election 2012 My View From The Country Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:59:00 +0000 73221 at http://beefmagazine.com State By State, Momentum To Raise The Checkoff Is Building http://beefmagazine.com/blog/state-state-momentum-raise-checkoff-building <div class="node-body blog-body">While it still appears to be an uphill battle to raise the checkoff at the national level, such momentum is building in individual states. This state trend is a hopeful sign that the industry eventually will see more total dollars for beef promotion, advertising and research. </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/state-state-momentum-raise-checkoff-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/state-state-momentum-raise-checkoff-building#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:49:00 +0000 72681 at http://beefmagazine.com I Love Tournament Time But I Hate Ranching’s March Madness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-love-tournament-time-i-hate-ranching-s-march-madness <div class="node-body blog-body">When anyone in America hears the phrase March Madness, most everyone instantly thinks of college basketball and the excitement of the big annual national tournament. If you’re a rancher, it’s more about crazy, frustrating weather, wild markets and trying to outguess the prognosticators.</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-love-tournament-time-i-hate-ranching-s-march-madness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-love-tournament-time-i-hate-ranching-s-march-madness#comments Ranch Management Calving Season My View From The Country Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:57:00 +0000 72641 at http://beefmagazine.com What Can Growers Of Delicious Beef Learn From Growers Of Delicious Apples? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-can-growers-delicious-beef-learn-growers-delicious-apples <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&rsquo;ll never forget the illustration that Jim Gosey, formerly the University of Nebraska Extension beef specialist, once presented at a meeting long ago. Gosey talked about the apple industry and related how the Delicious variety of apple once dominated that industry in market share. Its growers were committed to maintaining that position and thus listened to what the consumer wanted. They developed the perfect color and shape (perfect for sitting on the teacher&rsquo;s desk), and gave it that cool crisp sound when it&rsquo;s split.</p></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-can-growers-delicious-beef-learn-growers-delicious-apples" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-can-growers-delicious-beef-learn-growers-delicious-apples#comments Cattle Marketing Beef Demand Beef Industry Products My View From The Country Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:40:00 +0000 72321 at http://beefmagazine.com There Is No Magical Cow Size That Guarantees Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&nbsp;had several people this week dispute my statement from last week that biological efficiency doesn&rsquo;t vary among the accepted range in mature size in the industry (&ldquo;The Bearish Math On The Beef Industry Doesn&rsquo;t Add Up&rdquo;). The bottom line is that maintenance costs rise as mature size increases, but it&rsquo;s not a 1:1 relationship. In fact, the general rule of thumb is that maintenance costs are calculated by taking mature size to the .7 power.</p></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-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability#comments Selection Tools Beef Quality Cattle Marketing Beef Industry Products My View From The Country Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:34:00 +0000 72311 at http://beefmagazine.com The Bearish Math On The Beef Industry Doesn’t Add Up http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bearish-math-beef-industry-doesn-t-add <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The beautiful thing about economics is that it is still part art and not all science. Look hard enough and you can always find an economist to support your view. In fact, a lot of economic reports are created to justify a market position or view, rather than to accurately forecast or explain the market. Still, there&rsquo;s always a lot to be learned from these economists.</p></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/bearish-math-beef-industry-doesn-t-add" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bearish-math-beef-industry-doesn-t-add#comments Beef Quality My View From The Country Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:02:00 +0000 72031 at http://beefmagazine.com Liability Risk Is Beginning To Flow Down The Beef Production Chain http://beefmagazine.com/blog/liability-risk-beginning-flow-down-beef-production-chain <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The whole topic of liability is a frustrating one for cow-calf producers. After all, a cow-calf producer has no way of controlling what happens to the product once it leaves the ranch. However, in today&rsquo;s litigious world, someone is going to be sued if a problem develops.</p> <p>Retailers, packers, and feeders tend to be much larger enterprises; thus, they&rsquo;re much more appealing targets from a trial lawyer&rsquo;s viewpoint. That doesn&rsquo;t mean, however, that cow-calf producers are immune from such legal action.</p></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/liability-risk-beginning-flow-down-beef-production-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/liability-risk-beginning-flow-down-beef-production-chain#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf Cattle Marketing Beef Demand My View From The Country Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:30:00 +0000 72021 at http://beefmagazine.com Charges Of Blasphemy Over Science Make A Comeback http://beefmagazine.com/blog/charges-blasphemy-over-science-make-comeback <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">Down through time, <a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-view-country">few things </a>have been punished more severely than blasphemy or heresy. To disrespect commonly held views, or worse yet to hold unconventional ones, has always been treated fairly severely.</span></p></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/charges-blasphemy-over-science-make-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/charges-blasphemy-over-science-make-comeback#comments My View From The Country Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:07:00 +0000 71721 at http://beefmagazine.com U.S. Supreme Court Will Determine The Supremacy Of EPA http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-supreme-court-will-determine-supremacy-epa <div class="node-body blog-body">Regardless of how the U.S Supreme Court rules in the case involving the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s expected that carbon emissions likely will be regulated. However, the decision is expected to have an impact on whether EPA has free rein to regulate any and all emissions.</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/us-supreme-court-will-determine-supremacy-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-supreme-court-will-determine-supremacy-epa#comments My View From The Country Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:02:00 +0000 71701 at http://beefmagazine.com