Steve Kay is editor and publisher of Cattle Buyers Weekly (www.cattlebuyersweekly.com ) subscription newsletter, the number-one marketing and business newsletter for the meat and livestock industry. He provides BEEF readers with beef-specific information and analysis on the North American meat and livestock industry. He also provides a weekly cattle market roundup each Friday afternoon at beefmagazine.com.

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future beef consumers
Jan 24, 2014

The Future Of The Beef Industry Rests With Millennials

Record prices for feeder cattle mean packers will have to get more for their beef, and that consumers will pay more for beef in grocery stores and....More
cattle supplies will be tight in Southern Plains
Dec 30, 2013

Packers Wrestle With How To Add More Value To Cattle

Rebuilding of the U.S. beef herd hasn’t yet begun; when it does, it will take even more heifers out of the feeding and slaughter mix. Cattle supplies....More
cow that stole christmas
Nov 27, 2013

10 Years After The Cow That Stole Christmas

Ten years after its first BSE case, the U.S. continues to battle to regain pre-BSE market access....More
selling cattle on cash market
Oct 25, 2013

Government Shutdown Underscores The Value Of Data

The early October data blackout by USDA and the government shutdown had everyone groping in the dark....More
market attacks for U.S. beef industry
Sep 30, 2013

Issues Management Is A Huge Beef Industry Challenge

Industry leaders must be vigilant should social media users decide to attack beta-agonist use in beef production. They should remember what happened....More
Aug 31, 2013

Packing Business Has Evolved From Carcass To Case-Ready

The beef packing industry has evolved dramatically during BEEF magazine’s tenure: from swinging carcasses to case-ready beef....More
cattle market cash prices
Jul 28, 2013

What Happened To The Cash Market For Live Cattle?

Where’s the cash market? That’s the question more cattle feeders are asking, with good reason....More
smithfield get bought out by chinese company
Jun 24, 2013

More Foreign Money Entering U.S. Meatpacking Sector

Smithfield Foods has agreed to sell to a Chinese company. Should the deal go through, two foreign companies will own two venerable names in the meat....More
cost to run a cattle packing plant
May 30, 2013

Beef Packers Stymied By Shortage Of Working Capital

Beef packing plants require an enormous amount of money to operate efficiently. Many small companies, especially family-owned beef processing....More
COOl labeling proposal
May 03, 2013

Congress Must Fix COOL Law

Why then did USDA and its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) propose amendments to the COOL rule that don’t even address this issue?....More
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