BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed Everyday musings from BEEF Editors on the latest beef industry news and events. en 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 Herd Rebuilding? Efficiency Matters As Much As Expansion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/herd-rebuilding-efficiency-matters-much-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">Even in “bad” years, some beef producers make money, while some producers lose money even in “good” years. With pastureland values surging today relative to cropland values, industry inefficiency is getting tougher to sustain – even with today’s stellar cattle prices. Fortunately, there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit for producers to capture in raising their operational efficiency.</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/herd-rebuilding-efficiency-matters-much-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/herd-rebuilding-efficiency-matters-much-expansion#comments Cattle Industry Structure BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:40:00 +0000 81041 at http://beefmagazine.com Connecting The Dots Of My 4-H Showing Career http://beefmagazine.com/blog/connecting-dots-my-4-h-showing-career <div class="node-body blog-body">Two weeks ago at this time, I was on my way to Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H National Livestock Exposition to compete in my very last 4-H livestock show.</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/connecting-dots-my-4-h-showing-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/connecting-dots-my-4-h-showing-career#comments People Allied Industry Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:39:00 +0000 80671 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Ak-Sar-Ben, livestock, success, showing, ranchers, industry, skills, knowledge, 4-H, exposure</p> Doing The Land Price Boogie http://beefmagazine.com/blog/doing-land-price-boogie <div class="node-body blog-body">As corn prices have plummeted, so have land prices and equipment sales. Now that skyrocketing cattle prices have replaced skyrocketing corn prices as the coffee shop topic of choice, cattlemen will be well served to learn some lessons from the corn price roller-coaster. </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/doing-land-price-boogie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/doing-land-price-boogie#comments Pasture/Land Values Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:29:00 +0000 80371 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>A Gleaner combine makes short work of a corn field</p> Don’t Miss Out On Your Chance At A Share Of $7,000 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-miss-out-your-chance-share-7000 <div class="node-body blog-body">The one beef industry certainty is a tight supply, while the main area of uncertainty is beef demand. </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/don-t-miss-out-your-chance-share-7000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-miss-out-your-chance-share-7000#comments Efficiency Contest Business Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:16:00 +0000 80221 at http://beefmagazine.com My Days Are Over, But I’ll Remain Forever A 4-Her http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-days-are-over-i-ll-remain-forever-4-her <div class="node-body blog-body">My involvement in the 4-H program has encouraged me to personally defined ambition, perseverance, faith and hard work; and applied all of these values to my daily life, as well as my future goals.</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/my-days-are-over-i-ll-remain-forever-4-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-days-are-over-i-ll-remain-forever-4-her#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 80121 at http://beefmagazine.com Why Consider Wildlife In Your Ranch Management Plans? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-consider-wildlife-your-ranch-management-plans <div class="node-body blog-body">Managing for wildlife and cattle alike is a good idea.</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/why-consider-wildlife-your-ranch-management-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-consider-wildlife-your-ranch-management-plans#comments Pasture Health Ranch Management Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:04:00 +0000 79831 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Autumn Buck</p> Will Quality Beef Be The Industry’s Nirvana? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-quality-beef-be-industry-s-nirvana <div class="node-body blog-body">With record cash returns/cow in the cards for this year and next, and possibly longer, the signal is sent to rebuild the cowherd. The question is, how can we rebuild numbers and still keep prices at a profitable level?</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-quality-beef-be-industry-s-nirvana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-quality-beef-be-industry-s-nirvana#comments Beef Quality Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:23:00 +0000 79551 at http://beefmagazine.com Are These The Good Old Days For This Generation Of Cattlemen? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-these-good-old-days-generation-cattlemen <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s a run like no other. Cattle prices are at record levels for all sectors, feed prices are down and drought has lifted — or at least eased — in much of the country outside the far West, most notably California.</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-these-good-old-days-generation-cattlemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-these-good-old-days-generation-cattlemen#comments Cattle Industry Structure Ranch Management BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 79381 at http://beefmagazine.com BEEF, TAMU & Merial Team Up For New Interactive Contest http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-tamu-merial-team-new-interactive-contest <div class="node-body blog-body">The contest is designed to help cattle producers better understand the relationship between cattle efficiency and profitability, and an important facet of the exercise will deal with the role of RFI. </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-tamu-merial-team-new-interactive-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-tamu-merial-team-new-interactive-contest#comments Efficiency Contest Beef Quality Ranch Management BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:07:00 +0000 79141 at http://beefmagazine.com