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lessons learned from showing cattle
Jul 15, 2014

Showing Cattle Is More Than Ribbons And Banner

When it comes to showing livestock, an individual not only reaps physical reward at shows, but more important, gains underlying skills that will....More
Jul 08, 2014

What Happens On The Ranch Doesn’t Stay On The Ranch

As the ability of genomics and DNA marker technology to help cattlemen becomes more apparent and available, the number of traits to consider grows....More
Jul 02, 2014

5 Good Books For Summer Reading

I do a fair amount of recreational reading, by which I mean reading that it isn’t related to my job. My wife likes to kid me that my reading....More
beef advocacy done right
Jun 25, 2014

How Doing Things Right Pays Off

According to K-State’s Dan Thomson, everyone in the beef business is on the same team and everyone is better served when everybody communicates. He....More
Jun 17, 2014

Chefs Hear Inspiring Beef Story

Among the many effective activities that beef checkoff funds pay for is direct contact with chefs and foodservice professionals who prepare and serve....More
beef producers are expanding
Jun 10, 2014

Which Cattle Operations Will Be Expanding, And Where?

Some expect the cowherd to grow as fast and far as forage and profit potential will allow—more of a traditional cyclical scenario....More
Jun 03, 2014

Are You a Great Manager? Inventory Your People Skills

Managers with great “people skills” are more successful at motivating employees and building business profits. Test yourself in these 10 vital areas....More
May 28, 2014

10 Industry Trends That BEEF Editors Are Watching

Members of the BEEF editorial staff gathered last week in Columbia, MS, for our annual exercise of discussing trends in the U.S. beef industry. We....More
May 20, 2014

Career Day A Fun Eye-Opener For BEEF Editor

Sometimes it’s refreshing to get out of your world and spend a little time in someone else’s for a while. I had a chance to do that recently at a....More
May 13, 2014

Will Beef Production Align With Demand In 2014?

In hallway conversation at cattlemen’s meetings and on the pages of BEEF, electronic or otherwise, a lot of concern and questions have been raised....More
May 06, 2014

Hooray! We’ve Succeeded In Scaring Our Kids

When I was a kid growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s, the Cold War was in full flower. The geopolitical chess and rhetoric went to and fro between....More
Apr 29, 2014

2014 BEEF Stocker Award Nominations Are Open

America’s top stocker operator will win $2,000 in Zoetis product, a BEEF magazine cover story, and $1,000 in travel expenses....More
Apr 22, 2014

The Climate Police Are At It Again

Opinions and fact regarding climate change continue to mix, mingle and mostly muddle the issue. And in that flux of scientific investigation,....More
Apr 15, 2014

Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More

The Nevada standoff was initially over unpaid grazing fees by Bundy, but the issue has grown to a significance well beyond that in many Americans’....More
Apr 08, 2014

Can The Beef Industry Get Along?

Perusing the comments from several recent blog posts points out several things—we’re a very diversified business that encompasses people with a wide....More
Contributors

Joe Roybal

Joe is a native of South Dakota and a graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in journalism. He worked as a daily newspaper reporter and photographer before doing a six-year stint...

Burt Rutherford

Burt has nearly 30 years’ experience communicating about beef industry issues. A Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in agricultural journalism, he now...
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