BEEF Editors' Blog en Basis shift looming as changes in Feeder Cattle futures take effect <div class="node-body blog-body">Changes in the CME Feeder Cattle contract specs will widen the basis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prices BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:35:00 +0000 106571 at <p>Changes in feeder cattle basis will change the market. Getty Images/John Moore</p> What’s the big deal about fetal programming? <div class="node-body blog-body">Gestational nutrition is looming as a paradigm-changer for beef producers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:04:00 +0000 106271 at <p>Cow nutrition is important all year long. Photo courtesy of Purina Animal Nutrition.</p> Can we have a civil debate over NAFTA's effects on beef? <div class="node-body blog-body">With more than 20 years behind us, has NAFTA been good for the cattle business? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:26:00 +0000 105991 at <p>Beef exports and imports are both important. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images</p> Handle shrink and get a better handle on the bottom line <div class="node-body blog-body">Shrink in cattle costs money, especially for cow-calf producers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 105641 at <p>low-stress cattle handling</p> Are ranchers spitting into the wind on wind energy issues? <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s important that ranchers be at the table as wind energy issues are discussed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:15:00 +0000 105391 at <p>Cattle share the range with energy development. Getty Images/Justin Sullivan</p> Where do Trump and Hillary stand on ag issues? Pick your poison <div class="node-body blog-body">Here’s a look at some major ag issues and where Trump and Clinton stand.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislative BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:18:00 +0000 105131 at <p>Voters will head to the polls for one of the most unusual presidential elections in history. Getty Images/Joe Raedle</p> Ranchers beware: The war over water will only grow more intense <div class="node-body blog-body">What can an ag producer do to protect water rights while meeting the growing demand?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:12:00 +0000 104821 at <p>Life-giving water irrigates alfalfa field</p> Is TPP more about control than trade? <div class="node-body blog-body">The Trans-Pacific Partnership looks like it will do more harm than good.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulatory BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:41:00 +0000 104531 at <p>Getty Images/Cameron Spencer</p> Here’s a counterintuitive idea: Beef demand declines as U.S. employment increases <div class="node-body blog-body">Beef demand has declined three of the last four quarters.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Quality BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:21:00 +0000 104361 at <p>A shopper looks over the selection in the meat case. Getty Images/Joe Raedle</p> Here’s some good news about the BEEF family <div class="node-body blog-body">Welcome two new cattle producers and catch up with a BEEF old timer. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agenda BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:25:00 +0000 104121 at <p>Retired BEEF Editor Joe Roybal</p> Of dead chickens and arguments that are very much alive <div class="node-body blog-body">Will science ever be considered in the debate over antibiotic-resistant bacteria?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Quality BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:58:00 +0000 103921 at <p>Judicious antibiotic use in animal agriculture is vital for animal health and animal welfare.</p> Do small cows make more money? <div class="node-body blog-body">Research and some market price noodling show small cows may return more gross revenue.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ranching Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:53:00 +0000 103711 at <p>Research shows smaller cows produce more gross income.</p> Down in the mouth about cattle prices? Remember, prices are still historically strong <div class="node-body blog-body">In spite of general negativity about the cattle market, feeder and calf prices are still historically high.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prices Feedlots Marketing BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:56:00 +0000 103401 at <p>Heavy feeder cattle placements bolster prices</p> A different kind of aid effort <div class="node-body blog-body">The wildfire is gone, but ranchers in Kansas and Oklahoma need help with range restoration.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:11:00 +0000 102771 at <p>Aftermath of the Anderson Creek fire</p> Brexit vote impact uncertain for U.S. beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Fallout from the Brexit vote continues to rattle markets worldwide.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exports Farm Operations BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:48:00 +0000 102621 at <p>International beef trade is vital for U.S. cattle producers.</p>