Blogs

Oct 23, 2014

Politics, Power & Greed Driving The Checkoff Controversy

The great irony in the current controversy involving the beef checkoff is that there are real and substantive issues with the program. As always, government’s response to excessive regulation and oversight is to take more control and usurp more power from constituents....More
Oct 27, 2014

NEW Photo Contest: Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat

Greeley Hat Works is offering two hats, one each to the champion and reserve champion photographers, in a new contest with the theme, “Home is where you hang your hat.” Details to enter are in today’s blog....More
Oct 22, 2014

A Nebraska Cattle Feeder Stands Up For Her Industry

I just finished up doing our November issue cover story on a remarkable woman named Anne Burkholder of Cozad, NE. For those of you who follow BEEF magazine regularly, you know our November issue is our Trailblazer issue, so you can guess why Anne is on the cover. Burkholder is the magazine’s 21st Trailblazer Award honoree. It....More
Oct 09, 2014

Profit Prospects Look Great For Gain In Today’s Stocker Market

The potential value of gain depends on the overall feeder price level, along with the price spread (rollback) between the purchase price of the stockers and the selling price of the feeders....More
Oct 08, 2014

Heifer Development Costs Are Down, But Opportunity Costs Are Up

Annual heifer development costs have decreased since 2012 as hay prices have fallen, but heifer opportunity costs have risen dramatically....More
Oct 08, 2014

Beef Industry Makes A Colossal Contribution To U.S. Economy

Hundreds of thousands of ranching families are the backbone of many rural communities in the U.S. and they start a process that reaches into the cities and around the world....More
Sep 22, 2014

4 Ways To Better Manage Your Employee Relationships

As managers of businesses engaged in agricultural livestock production, we must manage four areas: production, economics/finance, marketing and people....More
Oct 10, 2014

Bovine Lymphosarcoma: Few Cows Show Clinical Signs Of Cattle Disease 

There are multiple forms of bovine lymphoma/lymphosarcoma (different names, same disease). The forms are classified by age of onset, location of the tumors and frequency of occurrence in a population....More

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