BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed Everyday musings from BEEF Editors on the latest beef industry news and events. en Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Few issues have calcified positions in the western U.S. like the tense standoff in southeast Nevada this week between federal authorities representing the enforcement of public land use under the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The standoff between armed federal officials and armed citizens was resolved without bloodshed when BLM realized how the situation was devolving and wisely chose to withdraw from the scene and return Bundy&rsquo;s confiscated cattle.</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/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 73721 at http://beefmagazine.com Can The Beef Industry Get Along? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-beef-industry-get-along <div class="node-body blog-body">Perusing the comments from several recent blog posts points out several things—we’re a very diversified business that encompasses people with a wide diversity of outlooks and opinions; and we’re an industry that allows those outlooks and opinions to become dangerously entrenched. </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-beef-industry-get-along" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-beef-industry-get-along#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:48:00 +0000 73391 at http://beefmagazine.com I’m Having An Internal Conversation About Beef’s Future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-m-having-internal-conversation-about-beef-s-future <div class="node-body blog-body">Speculation about herd expansion seems to fit squarely into two groups currently. At least it does when I’m chatting with myself. </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/i-m-having-internal-conversation-about-beef-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-m-having-internal-conversation-about-beef-s-future#comments Cattle Industry Structure Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:44:00 +0000 73061 at http://beefmagazine.com Skipping The Basics Can Carry A Big Bottom-Line Penalty http://beefmagazine.com/blog/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">A breeding soundness exam (BSE) is a fertility exam performed on bulls by a veterinarian; ideally it&rsquo;s performed annually. It consists of three components &ndash; scrotal circumference, a physical exam, and a semen evaluation, and it typically costs between $50 and $150/bull. That&rsquo;s not an insignificant amount of money, but it pales in comparison to the lost revenue of open or late-calving cows.<o:p></o:p></span></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/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty#comments Cow-Calf Vaccination Parasites Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:33:00 +0000 72781 at http://beefmagazine.com Talking Technology With Non-Technical Consumers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/talking-technology-non-technical-consumers <div class="node-body blog-body">The debate surrounding how the beef industry should respond to activist attacks has been going on for quite some time, and it seems we're no closer to finding an answer. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep asking the question. </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/talking-technology-non-technical-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/talking-technology-non-technical-consumers#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:40:00 +0000 72451 at http://beefmagazine.com College Student Takes BEEF Editor To Task Over Antibiotic Resistance Article http://beefmagazine.com/blog/college-student-takes-beef-editor-task-over-antibiotic-resistance-article <div class="node-body blog-body">The issue of antibiotic resistant pathogens is emotional, and particularly so when antibiotic use in animal agriculture is implicated. Antibiotic resistance is exceptionally complex; not only is it not fully understood, it’s difficult to report about. One college student, however, takes a BEEF editor to task over how the magazine handled the antibiotic resistance issue.</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/college-student-takes-beef-editor-task-over-antibiotic-resistance-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/college-student-takes-beef-editor-task-over-antibiotic-resistance-article#comments Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:20:00 +0000 72211 at http://beefmagazine.com Coalition Is Working To Realize The Opportunity In Sustainability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/coalition-working-realize-opportunity-sustainability <div class="node-body blog-body">When’s the last time you thought of McDonald’s or Walmart as a customer? More important, when’s the last time you thought about McDonald’s as an ally?</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/coalition-working-realize-opportunity-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/coalition-working-realize-opportunity-sustainability#comments Beef Industry Products BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 71861 at http://beefmagazine.com Future Uncertain For California Cattle Feeders http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-uncertain-california-cattle-feeders <div class="node-body blog-body">In spite of a $9 million carrot, the National Beef plant in Brawley, CA, will close. </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/future-uncertain-california-cattle-feeders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-uncertain-california-cattle-feeders#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Marketing Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:55:00 +0000 71591 at http://beefmagazine.com Top 5 Qualities Consumers Want In Beef http://beefmagazine.com/blog/top-5-qualities-consumers-want-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Research finds that the "social values" of food choices are less important to shoppers of livestock food products than a safe and quality eating experience.</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/top-5-qualities-consumers-want-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/top-5-qualities-consumers-want-beef#comments Beef Quality Beef Safety BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:54:00 +0000 71371 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef Stomach Could Be The Gold For U.S. Beef In China http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-stomach-could-be-gold-us-beef-china <div class="node-body blog-body">One billion of anything is a lot. When it comes to China and beef stomachs, that’s good news.</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-stomach-could-be-gold-us-beef-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-stomach-could-be-gold-us-beef-china#comments Business Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:57:00 +0000 70861 at http://beefmagazine.com