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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
Apr 01, 2014

I’m Having An Internal Conversation About Beef’s Future

Speculation about herd expansion seems to fit squarely into two groups currently. At least it does when I’m chatting with myself....More
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Mar 24, 2014

Skipping The Basics Can Carry A Big Bottom-Line Penalty

A breeding soundness exam (BSE) is a fertility exam performed on bulls by a veterinarian; ideally it’s performed annually. It consists of three....More
Mar 17, 2014

Talking Technology With Non-Technical Consumers

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....More
Mar 10, 2014

College Student Takes BEEF Editor To Task Over Antibiotic Resistance Article

The issue of antibiotic resistant pathogens is emotional, and particularly so when antibiotic use in animal agriculture is implicated. Antibiotic....More
Mar 04, 2014

Coalition Is Working To Realize The Opportunity In Sustainability

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?....More
Feb 25, 2014

Future Uncertain For California Cattle Feeders

In spite of a $9 million carrot, the National Beef plant in Brawley, CA, will close....More
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Feb 18, 2014

Top 5 Qualities Consumers Want In Beef

Research finds that the "social values" of food choices are less important to shoppers of livestock food products than a safe and quality eating....More
Feb 04, 2014

Beef Stomach Could Be The Gold For U.S. Beef In China

One billion of anything is a lot. When it comes to China and beef stomachs, that’s good news....More
Jan 31, 2014

Anti-Technology Proponents Actually Cause Millions To Starve

It’s easy to become jaded as you drive past those people on the corner holding a cardboard sign. But food security is a real issue, and we in....More
Jan 27, 2014

Why Is Beef Demand Growing As Per-Capita Income Shrinks?

As domestic per-capita wealth overall declines, there is a growing demand for pricier beef. Here are three reasons for the wealth-beef paradox....More
Jan 21, 2014

6 Resources To Help You Succeed This Calving Season

As many of us head into calving season, there is no better time than now to get prepared. Long hours get the best of all of us, and reviewing the....More
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Jan 15, 2014

Moderation And Choices, Not Hysteria, Will Fight Obesity

Iowa teacher imparts valuable life lessons using a McDonald’s menu....More
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Jan 07, 2014

Despite All The New Selection Tools, Calf Birthweight Still Rules?

A recent survey by BEEF shows a bull’s actual birth weight is the most important trait for bull buyers....More
Dec 30, 2013

In 2014, Strive To Be The Kind Of Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

The turning of a new year is always a good time to rededicate ourselves to being better people. And what better place to start than those around you....More
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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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