My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en Ranching isn’t all about business, it’s about raising a family too http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-isn-t-all-about-business-it-s-about-raising-family-too <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s a lot of beauty in running a ranch. One is watching your kids grow up to be caring, useful adults. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-isn-t-all-about-business-it-s-about-raising-family-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-isn-t-all-about-business-it-s-about-raising-family-too#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:46:00 +0000 104401 at http://beefmagazine.com Is this my last column disputing global warming? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-last-column-disputing-global-warming <div class="node-body blog-body">The political correctness movement has stopped short of using the legal system against popular views. That time is over, and with it our freedoms. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-last-column-disputing-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-last-column-disputing-global-warming#comments Environment My View From The Country Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:25:00 +0000 104301 at http://beefmagazine.com Failing to see the upside of failure http://beefmagazine.com/blog/failing-see-upside-failure <div class="node-body blog-body">BEEF columnist Troy Marshall has experienced some monumental setbacks on his ranch, but he has yet to accept failure. Do managers need to celebrate failure as much as they need to overcome it? </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/failing-see-upside-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/failing-see-upside-failure#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:02:00 +0000 104191 at http://beefmagazine.com This presidential election is surreal in some of the most real ways imaginable http://beefmagazine.com/blog/presidential-election-surreal-some-most-real-ways-imaginable <div class="node-body blog-body">This presidential election boils down to a personality contest between two of the most negatively perceived candidates in modern history. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/presidential-election-surreal-some-most-real-ways-imaginable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/presidential-election-surreal-some-most-real-ways-imaginable#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:09:00 +0000 103971 at http://beefmagazine.com Answer this: What market do you want to win in? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/answer-what-market-do-you-want-win <div class="node-body blog-body">As producers, we have to decide first where we are going to compete and then what it will take to compete in that arena. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/answer-what-market-do-you-want-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/answer-what-market-do-you-want-win#comments Ranch Management Cattle Marketing My View From The Country Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:21:00 +0000 103731 at http://beefmagazine.com Will your vote be for the candidate of choice or the lesser of two evils? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-your-vote-be-candidate-choice-or-lesser-two-evils <div class="node-body blog-body">With historically high negatives for both candidates, there is a tendency for people to just want to sit this one out, or simply vote for who they believe is the lesser of the two evils and leave it at that. Unfortunately, regardless of how you opinion falls, we can’t afford to sit this one out. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-your-vote-be-candidate-choice-or-lesser-two-evils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-your-vote-be-candidate-choice-or-lesser-two-evils#comments Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:38:00 +0000 103461 at http://beefmagazine.com Let’s talk big picture: Why do you ranch? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/let-s-talk-big-picture-why-do-you-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">A chance conversation leads one BEEF columnist to a philosophical look at why he ranches. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/let-s-talk-big-picture-why-do-you-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/let-s-talk-big-picture-why-do-you-ranch#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:22:00 +0000 103271 at http://beefmagazine.com Low cost or high output? Can’t we have both? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/low-cost-or-high-output-can-t-we-have-both <div class="node-body blog-body">Pounds, breakevens and a whole host of financial measures are all important but none of them, by themselves, is the silver bullet. Profitability is an elusive target requiring focus on all aspects of the ranch.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/low-cost-or-high-output-can-t-we-have-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/low-cost-or-high-output-can-t-we-have-both#comments Cattle Industry Structure Pasture Range Nutrition My View From The Country Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:31:00 +0000 103061 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers are cynical. Is that our fault? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-are-cynical-our-fault <div class="node-body blog-body">By its very definition, niche markets cannibalize the larger main market. But in the case of the food industry, it is not only cannibalizing the pie, it is shrinking the pie as well. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-are-cynical-our-fault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-are-cynical-our-fault#comments Beef Quality My View From The Country Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:39:00 +0000 102821 at http://beefmagazine.com This is not just another article on time management http://beefmagazine.com/blog/not-just-another-article-time-management <div class="node-body blog-body">The one thing all the experts forget to tell you is that for most of your life, you just get busier and somehow time just seems to go faster. Let’s all vow to focus on having a summer well spent this year. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/not-just-another-article-time-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/not-just-another-article-time-management#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:25:00 +0000 102671 at http://beefmagazine.com Random thoughts about rural kids, the cattle market and the beef industry’s future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/random-thoughts-about-rural-kids-cattle-market-and-beef-industry-s-future <div class="node-body blog-body">FFA kids show BEEF columnist that the future is bright.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/random-thoughts-about-rural-kids-cattle-market-and-beef-industry-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/random-thoughts-about-rural-kids-cattle-market-and-beef-industry-s-future#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:26:00 +0000 102251 at http://beefmagazine.com Is it time for cattle producers to start looking forward to 2020? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-time-cattle-producers-start-looking-forward-2020 <div class="node-body blog-body">Many voters may be looking forward to Election Day simply to put 2016 behind them so they can look forward to 2020. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-time-cattle-producers-start-looking-forward-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-time-cattle-producers-start-looking-forward-2020#comments Government My View From The Country Fri, 10 Jun 2016 01:15:00 +0000 102161 at http://beefmagazine.com There's livestock emissions then there's hot air http://beefmagazine.com/blog/theres-livestock-emissions-then-theres-hot-air <div class="node-body blog-body">Genetics and technology will help cattle producers take the lead in the environmental debate.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/theres-livestock-emissions-then-theres-hot-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/theres-livestock-emissions-then-theres-hot-air#comments Environment My View From The Country Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:59:00 +0000 102041 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Cows don&#39;t emit much greenhouse gas.</p> Finding the economics of change in the sustainability and climate change debate http://beefmagazine.com/blog/finding-economics-change-sustainability-and-climate-change-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumers vote with their dollars every time they buy a product, and those votes will ultimately define and dictate what sustainability and climate change mean to our industry. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/finding-economics-change-sustainability-and-climate-change-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/finding-economics-change-sustainability-and-climate-change-debate#comments Environment Business Pasture Range Government My View From The Country Thu, 05 May 2016 14:27:00 +0000 101011 at http://beefmagazine.com Go big, then go small when planning your ranch’s future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/go-big-then-go-small-when-planning-your-ranch-s-future <div class="node-body blog-body">Our ranching teams are smaller but they tend to be made of family, and that is why small businesses are the ones that change the world. Are you up to the challenge?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/go-big-then-go-small-when-planning-your-ranch-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/go-big-then-go-small-when-planning-your-ranch-s-future#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:35:00 +0000 100591 at http://beefmagazine.com