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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May 24, 2012

Vilification Of LFTB Reaches From Industry To Consumers

I bought a package of fresh ground beef at the grocery store the other day. It was a good deal at $2.49/lb., as retail ground beef prices have been....More
Apr 19, 2012

Industry Was Too Late On LFTB Issue

April 12, 2011, was the day that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched the “pink slime” term into the blogosphere with a crude, but compelling,....More
Mar 28, 2012

We Must Continue To Build Beef’s Value Equation

It’s startling that the declining U.S. cattle herd and consequent record-high cattle prices are causing more concern than celebration....More
Feb 28, 2012

Survey Shows Most Consumers Don’t Care About COOL

Mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) of meat and other foods is one of those issues that goes on and on and on. I wrote my first story about....More
Jan 27, 2012

My Hope For More Beef Industry Records

We’re one month into 2012 but it’s not too late for me to share my wish list for the U.S. beef industry for this year. Topping my list....More
Dec 30, 2011

Adding More Value Is Packers' Only Recourse

Grand plans and meatpacking are like oil and water. They don’t mix successfully. Remember Future Beef Operations (FBO) completed in 2001, its plant....More
Nov 25, 2011

USDA Comes To Its Senses On The GIPSA Rule

The beef industry has battled an onslaught of negative news over the past year, including the lingering effects of the recession, the proposed GIPSA....More
Oct 14, 2011

Beef Unfairly Singled Out On Non-STEC Issue

It was a fight the beef-processing industry was always going to lose. Ever since USDA declared E. coli O157:H7 an adulterant in non-intact raw beef....More
Oct 01, 2011

Morgan Ranch Develops Its Vision Into A Global Market Niche

It was a glorious afternoon in California’s Napa Valley. We were gathered at the home of one of the valley’s oldest wine families, and their....More
Aug 26, 2011

Tighter Supplies Force Shift In Beef Sales

As I write this, the stock market has suffered its biggest slump in nearly two years and the U.S. economy remains in somewhat fragile shape. Hopes of....More

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