My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en Read Between The Lines Of HSUS Rhetoric http://beefmagazine.com/blog/read-between-lines-hsus-rhetoric <div class="node-body blog-body">The Humane Society of the United States is playing the long game, acknowledging that while changing the opinions of mature Americans might not be possible, children are fertile ground for indoctrination. </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/read-between-lines-hsus-rhetoric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/read-between-lines-hsus-rhetoric#comments Business Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 79081 at http://beefmagazine.com The Beef Industry’s Next Era Will Be Even Better; Prepare For It http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-s-next-era-will-be-even-better-prepare-it <div class="node-body blog-body">The productivity and efficiency the industry has gained from a total systems approach compared to the past is almost mindboggling. You still see those in the industry with a commodity mindset, but those producers are now the anomaly and not the norm.</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-s-next-era-will-be-even-better-prepare-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-s-next-era-will-be-even-better-prepare-it#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 79091 at http://beefmagazine.com Why The Movie “Noah” Upset This Rancher http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-movie-noah-upset-rancher <div class="node-body blog-body">Who knew that Noah, the Biblical hero of the Great Flood, was actually one the first environmental activists? Troy Marshall gives his review of the movie "Noah."</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/why-movie-noah-upset-rancher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-movie-noah-upset-rancher#comments Environment Business My View From The Country Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:38:00 +0000 78771 at http://beefmagazine.com Future Of The National Beef Checkoff Remains In Doubt http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-national-beef-checkoff-remains-doubt <div class="node-body blog-body">What's ahead for the national beef checkoff? A draft report from the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group suggests revising the system so more contractors can be involved and increasing the producer contribution to $2. </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/future-national-beef-checkoff-remains-doubt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-national-beef-checkoff-remains-doubt#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:53:00 +0000 78761 at http://beefmagazine.com A New Puppy Teaches This Old Dog New Life Lessons http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-puppy-teaches-old-dog-new-life-lessons <div class="node-body blog-body">In a few short days, our new puppy has made everyone in our family smile a little more, and made me realize that’s a job that shouldn’t be left just to the puppy.</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-puppy-teaches-old-dog-new-life-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-puppy-teaches-old-dog-new-life-lessons#comments Business My View From The Country Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:41:00 +0000 78581 at http://beefmagazine.com Should We Meet Consumer Desires, Or Educate Them? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/should-we-meet-consumer-desires-or-educate-them <div class="node-body blog-body">Every person I know who has ventured into a branded beef direct marketing system has undergone a fairly radical transformation – changing their focus from cattle to beef, and from markets to consumers.</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/should-we-meet-consumer-desires-or-educate-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/should-we-meet-consumer-desires-or-educate-them#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:03:00 +0000 78501 at http://beefmagazine.com Why Is Death Loss Increasing In Heavier Beef Cattle? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-death-loss-increasing-heavier-beef-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Lots of good cattlemen believe there’s a trend taking place – that there’s something we’re doing from either a management or genetic standpoint that is increasing the health risk and susceptibility of larger-weight feedlot animals. Is it true? BEEF discusses. </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/why-death-loss-increasing-heavier-beef-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-death-loss-increasing-heavier-beef-cattle#comments Ranch Management Feedlots Business Health My View From The Country Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:03:00 +0000 78511 at http://beefmagazine.com Why The Circle Of Life Is More Meaningful To Ranchers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-circle-life-more-meaningful-ranchers <div class="node-body blog-body">Even though all ranchers understand the circle of life, that doesn’t make losing a valued four-legged family member any easier. This week, our family shed a few tears.</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/why-circle-life-more-meaningful-ranchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-circle-life-more-meaningful-ranchers#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:36:00 +0000 78201 at http://beefmagazine.com Russia Fires Back; Bans More Ag Imports http://beefmagazine.com/blog/russia-fires-back-bans-more-ag-imports <div class="node-body blog-body">Russia has upped the ante in its worldwide game of chicken. Russia recently banned a wide range of ag imports from a number of countries, including the U.S. </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/russia-fires-back-bans-more-ag-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/russia-fires-back-bans-more-ag-imports#comments Beef Exports My View From The Country Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:36:00 +0000 78211 at http://beefmagazine.com Why I Prefer Moving Cattle With A Horse Rather Than An ATV http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-i-prefer-moving-cattle-horse-rather-atv <div class="node-body blog-body">The rise in use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and side-by-sides – and less reliance on horses – to work cattle, helped force producers to focus on improving cattle disposition.</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/why-i-prefer-moving-cattle-horse-rather-atv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-i-prefer-moving-cattle-horse-rather-atv#comments Cattle Handling Ranch Management My View From The Country Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:19:00 +0000 77861 at http://beefmagazine.com How Much More Upside To The Cattle Market Can There Be? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-much-more-upside-cattle-market-can-there-be <div class="node-body blog-body">The cattle market has shot past the price level where pundits expected to see consumer resistance, leaving producers hopeful, but cautious, about future prospects. </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-much-more-upside-cattle-market-can-there-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-much-more-upside-cattle-market-can-there-be#comments Cattle Marketing Business Cattle Markets Sustainability My View From The Country Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000 77881 at http://beefmagazine.com “New” Study Repackages “Old” Anti-Beef Claims http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-study-repackages-old-anti-beef-claims <div class="node-body blog-body">A new environmental report specifically attacks beef production.</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-study-repackages-old-anti-beef-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-study-repackages-old-anti-beef-claims#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Advocacy Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 77671 at http://beefmagazine.com Expert Advice Doesn’t Eliminate Learning Things The Hard Way http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expert-advice-doesn-t-eliminate-learning-things-hard-way <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve come to believe that with expertise comes a lack of understanding or appreciation about exactly what it took to get to that level of expertise.</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/expert-advice-doesn-t-eliminate-learning-things-hard-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expert-advice-doesn-t-eliminate-learning-things-hard-way#comments Ranch Management Employee Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:53:00 +0000 77441 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>industry, expertise, appreciation, understanding, beef, level, experience</p> Rain & High Prices Can Overcome A Lot Of Bad News http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rain-high-prices-can-overcome-lot-bad-news <div class="node-body blog-body">I think most of us pride ourselves on being fairly open-minded. However, if we’re honest with ourselves, most of us would agree that it’s also very difficult to separate our perceptions from our experiences.</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/rain-high-prices-can-overcome-lot-bad-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rain-high-prices-can-overcome-lot-bad-news#comments Cattle Prices Employee Management My View From The Country Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 77431 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>weather, perceptions, beef, industry, rain, high prices</p> The Decision To Expand Isn’t As Simple As It Once Was http://beefmagazine.com/blog/decision-expand-isn-t-simple-it-once-was <div class="node-body blog-body">Are producers going to add 100 cows and invest $300,000 to do it? Or will they use that money to pay off debt, upgrade the tractor, and remodel the kitchen? </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/decision-expand-isn-t-simple-it-once-was" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/decision-expand-isn-t-simple-it-once-was#comments Ranch Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:59:00 +0000 77211 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>producers, cows, update, money, disappoint, expansion, calves, models, income</p>