BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed Everyday musings from BEEF Editors on the latest beef industry news and events. en Is the cash fed cattle market relevant anymore? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cash-fed-cattle-market-relevant-anymore <div class="node-body blog-body">The bottom line, according to just-released research results, is that cattle feeders will continue to use formulas and other alternative marketing arrangements to sell fed cattle. Does that spell the demise of the cash market?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cash-fed-cattle-market-relevant-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cash-fed-cattle-market-relevant-anymore#comments Cattle Marketing Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:26:00 +0000 92551 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Fed cattle loading on a semi</p> Will water become the defining issue of our time? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-water-become-defining-issue-our-time <div class="node-body blog-body">Whether or not you have water to use is largely up to you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-water-become-defining-issue-our-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-water-become-defining-issue-our-time#comments Environment Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:16:00 +0000 92181 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>will there be enough water?</p> Why restaurant customer service matters to beef producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-restaurant-customer-service-matters-beef-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">What perception do consumers have of beef based on the service they get at the drive-thru?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-restaurant-customer-service-matters-beef-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-restaurant-customer-service-matters-beef-producers#comments Beef Quality Beef Industry Products Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:23:00 +0000 91921 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Fast food hamburgers have become an American standard.</p> <p>Getty Images/Scott Olson</p> What the beef industry is doing to deal with trich http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-beef-industry-doing-deal-trich <div class="node-body blog-body">One way to deal with a thief is with a neighborhood watch program. But what if it’s a silent thief?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-beef-industry-doing-deal-trich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-beef-industry-doing-deal-trich#comments Health BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:47:00 +0000 91841 at http://beefmagazine.com We lose a piece of history with every memorial service http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-lose-piece-history-every-memorial-service <div class="node-body blog-body">Cherish your parents while you have them, and remember them fondly if you don’t. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-lose-piece-history-every-memorial-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-lose-piece-history-every-memorial-service#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000 91651 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Historic barn on the Sheriff ranch</p> Are feeder cattle prices on the cusp of a collapse? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-feeder-cattle-prices-cusp-collapse <div class="node-body blog-body">Feeder cattle prices may ease as the industry transitions into the fourth quarter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-feeder-cattle-prices-cusp-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-feeder-cattle-prices-cusp-collapse#comments Cattle Prices Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:27:00 +0000 91491 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Turnout time at the Dripping Springs Ranch</p> Why would a banker keep track of your vaccines? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-would-banker-keep-track-your-vaccines <div class="node-body blog-body">A BEEF reader sent us an interesting bank ledger from the 1920s. Rather than record financial dealings, it noted the details of vaccine accounts between area ranches and the bank. Why, the reader asks, would a bank be in charge of distributing vaccines?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-would-banker-keep-track-your-vaccines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-would-banker-keep-track-your-vaccines#comments Vaccination Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:54:00 +0000 91181 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Proper vaccination technique</p> Pondering the other side of high prices http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pondering-other-side-high-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">The best cure for high prices in high prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pondering-other-side-high-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pondering-other-side-high-prices#comments Cattle Prices Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:40:00 +0000 91041 at http://beefmagazine.com Can we measure cow efficiency? Not as a single trait http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the holy grails in the brave new world of genetic evaluation is cow efficiency. But efficiency is not a single trait, it’s an index of components. The rub comes in accurately measuring those individual components. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait#comments Selection Tools Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:17:00 +0000 90861 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Angus cows in the shade</p> Solve the water problem; solve the world problem http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solve-water-problem-solve-world-problem <div class="node-body blog-body">Scarcity of freshwater is an issue that flows beyond the human misery of thirst, malnutrition and disease. The growing lack of access to potable drinking water also adds to civil unrest and global geopolitical volatility. Here’s why that matters to you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solve-water-problem-solve-world-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solve-water-problem-solve-world-problem#comments Business Pasture Range Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:32:00 +0000 90691 at http://beefmagazine.com