Blogs

Oct 15, 2014

The Quality Market In Beef Is Where The Action Is Today

I learned a long time ago that when people talk about market trends you had better know their bias. So in the interest of full disclosure I should say I’m an Angus breeder; almost by default that tends to put you in the pro-marbling, pro-quality group....More
Oct 23, 2014

3 Blogs That Show Why Raising Country Kids Rocks

Raising kids in the country offers many benefits. Here are three blogs that share the pros of having children grow up on the ranch....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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