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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
man loses weight on McDonald's diet
Jan 15, 2014

Moderation And Choices, Not Hysteria, Will Fight Obesity

Iowa teacher imparts valuable life lessons using a McDonald’s menu....More
calving ease selection tips
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
Dec 23, 2013

Despite The Evidence, Greenpeace Plays The Grinch In 2013

Can things get any sadder than an environmental group forced to scare kids at Christmas?....More
antibiotic use in cattle
Dec 12, 2013

True Or False: Animal Agriculture Uses 80% Of All Antibiotics

Animal agriculture is often accused of misusing and overusing antibiotics. Is it true?....More
who is to blame for antibiotic resistance
Dec 09, 2013

Doctors, Mothers Responsible For Antibiotic Resistant Bugs

Antibiotics are essential for human health and animal health alike. But antibiotic resistant pathogens will only be managed if everyone--cattlemen,....More
how to cut hay loss
Dec 03, 2013

4 Tips To Cut Your Winter Feeding Bill

Winter feed accounts for half of the annual cost of keeping a beef cow. Here are tips to minimize hay waste and maximize feed value....More
ethanol consequences for beef producers
Nov 26, 2013

Death And Destruction Show Green Energy Isn’t So Green

While hydraulic fracturing for natural gas is demonized, less efficient energy development cause animal death and destruction that largely goes....More
lessons from a greenpeace dropout
Nov 19, 2013

3 Lessons From A Greenpeace Dropout

Dr. Patrick Moore, the former president of Greenpeace and self-proclaimed Greenpeace dropout, explains his idea of a sensible environmentalist. Here....More
warning signs for a stroke ranchers can't ignore
Nov 11, 2013

Top Tips To Keep The Grim Reaper At Bay

You no doubt have a lot on your plate, but keeping yourself healthy is crucial to being able to work on the operation, or even enjoy the work. Here....More

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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