BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed en Down in the mouth about cattle prices? Remember, prices are still historically strong http://beefmagazine.com/blog/down-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="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/down-mouth-about-cattle-prices-remember-prices-are-still-historically-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/down-mouth-about-cattle-prices-remember-prices-are-still-historically-strong#comments Cattle Prices Feedlots Cattle Markets BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:56:00 +0000 103401 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Heavy feeder cattle placements bolster prices</p> A different kind of aid effort http://beefmagazine.com/blog/different-kind-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="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/different-kind-aid-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/different-kind-aid-effort#comments Pasture Range BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:11:00 +0000 102771 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Aftermath of the Anderson Creek fire</p> Brexit vote impact uncertain for U.S. beef http://beefmagazine.com/blog/brexit-vote-impact-uncertain-us-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Fallout from the Brexit vote continues to rattle markets worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/brexit-vote-impact-uncertain-us-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/brexit-vote-impact-uncertain-us-beef#comments Beef Exports Business BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:48:00 +0000 102621 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>International beef trade is vital for U.S. cattle producers.</p> Why the Choice-Select spread matters to you http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-choice-select-spread-matters-you <div class="node-body blog-body">Choice-grading cattle bring premiums back to the ranch.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-choice-select-spread-matters-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-choice-select-spread-matters-you#comments Cattle Prices BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:44:00 +0000 102381 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Quality grade premiums are available and profitable even in a down market.</p> Will preconditioning your calves pay less this fall? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-preconditioning-your-calves-pay-less-fall <div class="node-body blog-body">Preconditioning pays, but maybe not as much this year as years past.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-preconditioning-your-calves-pay-less-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-preconditioning-your-calves-pay-less-fall#comments Health Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:42:00 +0000 102231 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Preconditioned calves</p> Here’s why traceable beef matters http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-why-traceable-beef-matters <div class="node-body blog-body">China is the world’s fastest-growing beef market.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-why-traceable-beef-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-why-traceable-beef-matters#comments Beef Exports Cattle Markets BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:33:00 +0000 101981 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Beef exports to China. Getty Images.</p> What’s more important—economy of scale or low cost production? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-more-important-economy-scale-or-low-cost-production <div class="node-body blog-body">Cow profitability hinges on many things. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-more-important-economy-scale-or-low-cost-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-more-important-economy-scale-or-low-cost-production#comments Beef Quality BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 20:52:00 +0000 101721 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s worse than no cattle futures? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-worse-no-cattle-futures <div class="node-body blog-body">It may be time for the beef industry to have a serious discussion about cattle futures. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-worse-no-cattle-futures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-worse-no-cattle-futures#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 15:50:00 +0000 101411 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Cattle futures market volatility is frustrating producers</p> Stepping beyond status quo http://beefmagazine.com/blog/stepping-beyond-status-quo <div class="node-body blog-body">Your operation competes every day for limited profit opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/stepping-beyond-status-quo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/stepping-beyond-status-quo#comments Ranch Management Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 04 May 2016 14:03:00 +0000 100891 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Colorado rancher Ed Hanson sorts cattle</p> Missouri beef producers shoot down state checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/missouri-beef-producers-shoot-down-state-checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">Missouri beef producers, by a resounding 75% no vote, have defeated a proposed state beef checkoff. Here’s why that vote is unfortunate. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/missouri-beef-producers-shoot-down-state-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/missouri-beef-producers-shoot-down-state-checkoff#comments Beef Quality BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000 100561 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>The beef checkoff program helps assure consumers that beef is safe and wholesome.</p> Why activism matters, and why you need to be proactive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-activism-matters-and-why-you-need-be-proactive <div class="node-body blog-body">A reader chastises BEEF editors for being “Chicken Littles.” Here’s the response. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-activism-matters-and-why-you-need-be-proactive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-activism-matters-and-why-you-need-be-proactive#comments Beef Quality Beef Industry Products Animal Activists BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:07:00 +0000 100351 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Animal rights protest. Photo by Getty</p> How much money have you lost to BVD? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-much-money-have-you-lost-bvd <div class="node-body blog-body">A lot of the losses from calves persistently infected with BVD aren’t noticeable. But the disease wallops the beef business with as much as a $2.5 billion hit.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-much-money-have-you-lost-bvd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-much-money-have-you-lost-bvd#comments Beef Quality Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:20:00 +0000 100111 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Sick calves in recovery</p> Why sustainability is important to you http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-sustainability-important-you <div class="node-body blog-body">Ranching is the very definition of sustainability. The question is, do the people who buy what you produce know that? </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-sustainability-important-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-sustainability-important-you#comments Pasture Range Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:23:00 +0000 99861 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Angus cow on pasture</p> Calving accident begets reflection http://beefmagazine.com/blog/calving-accident-begets-reflection <div class="node-body blog-body">A rancher’s tragic death by a cow he was trying to help calve underscores the need to keep safety always in mind. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/calving-accident-begets-reflection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/calving-accident-begets-reflection#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management People Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:43:00 +0000 99581 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry veteran named to head NCBA http://beefmagazine.com/blog/industry-veteran-named-head-ncba <div class="node-body blog-body">After a long and deliberate process, NCBA has named a new CEO. Longtime industry veteran Kendal Frazier steps up to take the beef business forward. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/industry-veteran-named-head-ncba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/industry-veteran-named-head-ncba#comments People Business Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:47:00 +0000 99351 at http://beefmagazine.com