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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
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
focus on basic cow-calf management to improve bottom line
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
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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