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Oct 14, 2014

Herd Rebuilding? Efficiency Matters As Much As Expansion

It’s true that there always seems to be some land available at a price, but it’s getting tougher to find what’s needed at a price that makes sense....More
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Oct 06, 2014

Connecting The Dots Of My 4-H Showing Career4

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....More
Gleaner combine
Sep 29, 2014

Doing The Land Price Boogie

As corn prices have plummeted, so have land prices and equipment sales. Now that skyrocketing cattle prices have replaced skyrocketing corn prices as....More
Sep 25, 2014

Don’t Miss Out On Your Chance At A Share Of $7,0001

The one beef industry certainty is a tight supply, while the main area of uncertainty is beef demand....More
Sep 23, 2014

My Days Are Over, But I’ll Remain Forever A 4-Her4

My involvement in the 4-H program has encouraged me to personally defined ambition, perseverance, faith and hard work; and applied all of these....More
Autumn Buck  Colorado Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Sep 15, 2014

Why Consider Wildlife In Your Ranch Management Plans?

Managing for wildlife and cattle alike is a good idea....More
Quality cattle pay dividends
Sep 09, 2014

Will Quality Beef Be The Industry’s Nirvana?1

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,....More
great times in cattle business
Sep 08, 2014

Are These The Good Old Days For This Generation Of Cattlemen?

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....More
beef efficiency contest
Aug 29, 2014

BEEF, TAMU & Merial Team Up For New Interactive Contest

The contest is designed to help cattle producers better understand the relationship between cattle efficiency and profitability, and an important....More
Aug 27, 2014

Energy-Guzzling Billionaire Gives Up Burgers For The Environment1

There’s at least a little bit of hypocrisy in all of us. We all, at times, don’t fully walk our talk, and that’s just plain human....More
Horsehide technology
Aug 19, 2014

Will You Be Ranching Like The Jetsons In 10 Years?3

The beef industry hasn’t seen nothing yet. That’s the message from those who peer into the future to see how our present will change. And if one....More
My cousin Mikayla, sister Laura, cousin Kristin, and I after baling hay
Aug 11, 2014

My Good Old Days Were On The Farm2

From feeding to baling, and planting to training, my cousins, siblings and I always found ways to turn hard work into fun challenges. These memories....More
new babies for BEEF staffers
Aug 06, 2014

Two New Babies Welcomed By BEEF Staffers In 20141

It’s time for Los Ninos at BEEF magazine. Amanda Radke and Jamie Purfeerst both welcomed new additions this springs....More
midyear USDA cattle numbers
Jul 28, 2014

Dealing With The Affliction Of Prosperity

If there’s one thing we can’t stand in the cattle business, it’s prosperity. But we may have to accept that we’ll struggle with that affliction for....More
Jul 23, 2014

Happy Trails, James Garner4

The beef industry has had a number of prominent pitchmen since the checkoff was initiated a quarter-century ago. Most have been a success in drawing....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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