BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed en The black and white on black-and-white cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Prophetic 1979 article shows that perhaps not much has changed in 35 years.</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/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:50:00 +0000 85701 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Holstein steers on feed</p> Wobbly global economy adds some angst to the U.S. cattle market http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market <div class="node-body blog-body">"Tight supplies will continue to pressure (support) cattle and beef supplies and may well lead yet to new record prices, but markets in 2015 are more likely to be more about maintaining current price levels than trending up,” says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist. </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/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market#comments Business BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:22:00 +0000 85431 at http://beefmagazine.com U.S. meat, food groups anxiously await dietary committee recommendations http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is charged by the government with developing recommendations for the 2015 update of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the first time ever, that committee weighed the environmental impact of various foods in arriving at its recommendations. That has meat and food groups, as well as lawmakers, nervous.</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/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations#comments Environment BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:15:00 +0000 85221 at http://beefmagazine.com Oldies but goodies were the most popular BEEF magazine reads in 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oldies-goodies-were-most-popular-beef-magazine-reads-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">Here’s the lineup of the most popular articles from BEEF.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/oldies-goodies-were-most-popular-beef-magazine-reads-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oldies-goodies-were-most-popular-beef-magazine-reads-2014#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:22:00 +0000 84951 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>BEEF readers are a discerning bunch</p> 2014 – It was truly a year to remember http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-it-was-truly-year-remember <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are BEEF editors’ picks of the top 10 industry happenings of 2014, with a bonus 10 thrown in.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/2014-it-was-truly-year-remember" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-it-was-truly-year-remember#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Marketing Retail BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:03:00 +0000 84811 at http://beefmagazine.com We wish you a Merry Christmas http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-wish-you-merry-christmas <div class="node-body blog-body">Today is Christmas, a time for family, for gifts and food. It’s also a time to remember the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus. The editors of BEEF hope you enjoy this fictional short story as you reflect on the many blessings you enjoy. Merry Christmas. </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-wish-you-merry-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-wish-you-merry-christmas#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:13:00 +0000 84651 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Caught in the act. Photo by Ania Mikol Photography</p> Immigration reform critical for beef industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The U.S. has a very long and very sorry record of its ability to effectively deal with immigration policy. For agriculture as a whole and the beef business in particular, this long-running stalemate must be resolved to ensure an adequate labor force. </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/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry#comments Regulation Employee Management BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:35:00 +0000 83351 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s a great time to be in agriculture http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-great-time-be-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">Get ready, says one futurist, because the coming decades will be one of the most innovative and exciting times ever to be in agriculture. And cattle producers will be at the forefront, as more people worldwide lift themselves out of poverty and consume more meat protein.</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/it-s-great-time-be-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-great-time-be-agriculture#comments People Business Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:52:00 +0000 83141 at http://beefmagazine.com Ag Education Is A Smart Investment For America’s Future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-education-smart-investment-america-s-future <div class="node-body blog-body">Agricultural education is both a privilege and a necessity in raising today’s youth.</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/ag-education-smart-investment-america-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-education-smart-investment-america-s-future#comments People Industry At A Glance BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:04:00 +0000 82681 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>agricultural education, AFA, FFA, school, kids, consumers, transparency, connect</p> Cattlemen Excited By Legislative Prospects In New Congress http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">The November midterm election results definitely reset the federal legislative branch. In the 114th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2015, Republicans will control both houses after a stunning electoral wave. </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/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress#comments Regulation Environment BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:47:00 +0000 82601 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef’s Production Efficiency Contributes To Environmental Quality http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality <div class="node-body blog-body">Although scientists and agricultural producers often differ in their views of climate change, the fact is the efficiency of U.S. beef production is a model for others to follow.</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/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality#comments Cattle Industry Structure Environment Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:32:00 +0000 82261 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef Checkoff Continues To Be A Game-Changer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-checkoff-continues-be-game-changer <div class="node-body blog-body">he beef checkoff, through its contractors like NCBA, is the best investment that cattle producers have ever made in the long-term success and sustainability of this great business.</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/beef-checkoff-continues-be-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-checkoff-continues-be-game-changer#comments Beef Industry Products Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:43:00 +0000 82081 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>consumer shopping for beef</p> It’s Possible To Eradicate BVD: Should We? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-possible-eradicate-bvd-should-we <div class="node-body blog-body">BVD is one of the most pervasive and costly diseases that cattle producers deal with.</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/it-s-possible-eradicate-bvd-should-we" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-possible-eradicate-bvd-should-we#comments Vaccination Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:28:00 +0000 81781 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Vaccinating calves on the Martinez Ranch</p> 5 Ways An Investigative Reporter Got It Wrong About Beef Production http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-ways-investigative-reporter-got-it-wrong-about-beef-production <div class="node-body blog-body">I ended up applying my advocating skills for the beef industry before leaving the event. </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/5-ways-investigative-reporter-got-it-wrong-about-beef-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-ways-investigative-reporter-got-it-wrong-about-beef-production#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:08:00 +0000 81391 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>facts, beef, advocate, communications, Big Ag Business, journalists, misinformed, biased</p> A Nebraska Cattle Feeder Stands Up For Her Industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nebraska-cattle-feeder-stands-her-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I just finished up doing our November issue cover story on a remarkable woman named Anne Burkholder of Cozad, NE. For those of you who follow <em>BEEF</em> magazine regularly, you know our November issue is our Trailblazer issue, so you can guess why Anne is on the cover.</p> <p>Burkholder is the magazine&rsquo;s 21st Trailblazer Award honoree. It&rsquo;s an annual award given by <em>BEEF</em> editorial staff to a U.S. producer in recognition of his or her volunteer efforts. The award is sponsored by John Deere.</p></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/nebraska-cattle-feeder-stands-her-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nebraska-cattle-feeder-stands-her-industry#comments People BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:28:00 +0000 81241 at http://beefmagazine.com