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We’re winding down 2012 with an art print giveaway! Enter to win by captioning this photo.

Whether you feed 10 or 10,000 cows, the talk of 2012 was the increasing price of feed and forages in the beef industry. While high input costs in the cattle business isn’t new news, the worst drought the U.S. has seen in a half-century blanketed more than two-thirds of the country and created a shortage of these commodities, elevating the problem even further.

Now, I’m not sure what 2013 will bring; if the drought continues, it could be a dangerous combination for U.S. beef producers, who are currently maintaining the smallest beef herd since the 1950s. Maintaining or increasing the size of the U.S. herd could prove difficult as pasture and hay supplies run short.

Despite this worry, I certainly don’t want to end 2012 on a negative note. So, to round out the year, I thought I would give away one more prize -- three copies of a western art print entitled, “The Overseers,” by Amarillo, TX-based artist, Jack Sorenson. This is a limited-edition, numbered print, signed by the artist and retails for $100.

To enter, simply leave a caption for the photo below in the comments section. The deadline to enter is noon on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Our winner will be announced on Jan. 3, and two additional copies of the print will go to entrants drawn at random. Good luck!

 
 

By the way, be sure to participate in our weekly reader poll at beefmagazine.com. This week's poll asks the question: "Are you optimistic about 2013?" The choices are:

  • Yes. I’m feeling optimistic.
  • No. I expect it to be worse for me.
  • 2013 will be a lot like 2012.
  • I have no idea.

And be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.

Discuss this Blog Entry 224

helen hrbacek (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

ALL COUNTED FOR

John Ledingham (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Hope you saved some room for your dessert, ladies!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Bessie, do you think it would taste any better if they poured the cottonseed on top of the corn???"

Mary Hines (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

This is like heaven on earth.

Gigi Willhite (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"What a Wonderful Life"

Sandra (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Title should be: In God's perfect peace.

Walt Krafft (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Goofing off with friends"

C.L. Eaton (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"After they clean up these groceries, lets load em up in the trailer and drive around for a while so everything gets mixed up properly"

Leroy Getz (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

My caption,"Sorry girls we forgot the napkins"

Loren Zabel (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Cowboy Heaven" is my choice of names for the picture. A good horse, a good cow dog, a cow herd and scenery that a lot of people would pay to visit.

Bill Rishel (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Serenity

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Bunk Broke"

V W Ag (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Fruits of your Labors

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

tomorrow will be a better day

Beverly M Brown (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Peace of Mind" Caption for photo

Stan Garner (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Chow Time"

Shonda (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

New world, old business.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

It can't possibly any worse. First time ever to have this pond go dry.

Patrick Whidden (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Photo caption:
"No nutritionist, no scales, no problem."

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

That previous comment was referring to the question of being optimistic about 2013.

Eason Farms (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Well,Dog looks like that pasture getting awful short so we will give them a little more time, while we rest a bit then we will move them out to better graze, OKAY, buddy

Leland Browning (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Breeze for Beef

Mary Jo Beckman (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"LOVE THIS LAND"

Peter Doris (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"I wouldn't trade THIS for the world"!

Bobbie Orphey (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Life is good in God's Country!

jim eisenbath (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Watchful Eyes

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

HOPE THE WATER SUPPLY HOLDS UP, IS WHAT THE COWBOY IS THINKING IN THE PICTURE AND THAT SHOULD BE THE CAPTION.

Peter Doris (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

""You know boys, we have so much to be thankful for".

Pete (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Keepin' Watch

AlanAnonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Shouldve brought a beer!!

wesmetzker (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Gods shepherds keeping their watch.

Leroy E Friesen, DVM (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Heaven on Earth"

E. Stanley Burris (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Cowboy Contentment

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Life doesn't get any better than this.

SD (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

A view from above

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

A non profit benefit.

on Dec 31, 2012

Enjoying my Kingdom!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Guardians of the Herd

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Eyes & Blue Skies

Willie Altenburg (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

A Great Day To Be A Cowboy!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"Just Living a Dream"

Ben Chase (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

All About

on Dec 31, 2012

Is this Heaven? Very close, it's Cattle Country!

Greg (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

No need to worry today but tomorrow is another day.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

"All's Right With the World"

Doris (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Paradise

on Dec 31, 2012

"Cowboy Dreaming"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

Cowboy Peace

mark a (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

BLESSED

Donald Adams (not verified)
on Dec 31, 2012

An today all is right with the world. Thanks GOD.

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