Joe Roybal

BEEF Editor, BEEF Magazine

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 as a news bureau feature writer. His livestock magazine experience includes serving as managing editor of Dairy Herd Management and editor of Feedlot Management magazines before joining BEEF in 1985. Joe assumed the editorship of BEEF in 1993 when founding editor Paul D. Andre retired.

Posts by Joe Roybal

in BEEF Editors' Blog Apr 28, 2015

Saying goodbye, thank you and good fortune

Editor Joe Roybal had the opportunity to serve 30 years with BEEF magazine. Today, he says goodbye....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Apr 22, 2015

Another Earth Day, and America yawns

Americans are much more aware of their role in a clean environment today, and most act to do their part. However, I think most of us would appreciate....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Apr 08, 2015

Hay & forage growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring play

The 2015 haying season is upon us, and growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring verdict....More
dietary guidelines are political
in BEEF Editors' Blog Mar 30, 2015

Ideology is at the center of the fight over federal nutrition guidelines

If the dietary guideline recommendations are adopted by the secretaries, as they have been in the past, the effects will be far-reaching. There’s....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Mar 18, 2015

Is EPA looking to steal the sizzle from backyard barbecues?

EPA-funded California research will look at limiting emissions that result from backyard grilling of meat....More
big round bales
in BEEF Editors' Blog Mar 04, 2015

BEEF reader survey shows interesting regional hay practices

Exclusive BEEF reader survey shows regional practices in hay making and hay feeding....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Feb 18, 2015

2 important trade issues on the front burner for U.S. beef

Trade promotion authority and a resolution to the West Coast shipping impasse need to be resolved in order to bolster U.S. beef’s trade picture....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Jan 14, 2015

U.S. meat, food groups anxiously await dietary committee recommendations

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is charged by the government with developing recommendations for the 2015 update of Dietary Guidelines for....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Dec 31, 2014

2014 – It was truly a year to remember

Here are BEEF editors’ picks of the top 10 industry happenings of 2014, with a bonus 10 thrown in....More
in BEEF Editors' Blog Nov 25, 2014

Cattlemen Excited By Legislative Prospects In New Congress

The November midterm election results definitely reset the federal legislative branch. In the 114th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2015, Republicans....More

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