Blogs

Dec 18, 2014

Greatest bull market in the U.S. economy is the beef business

Comparing year-to-year averages, almost any class of cattle is up 25% over last year, with the majority up 30-50%....More
Dec 22, 2014

3 beef headlines: Shark Tank, Biggest Loser & The Food Babe

Food, nutrition and agriculture have been recent hot topics on popular television shows like Shark Tank and Biggest Loser. Here are three headlines that caught my attention....More
Dec 16, 2014

Immigration reform critical for beef industry

The U.S. has a very long and very sorry record of its ability to effectively deal with immigration policy. For agriculture as a whole and the beef business in particular, this long-running stalemate must be resolved to ensure an adequate labor force....More
Dec 02, 2014

Beef demand results continue to be positive

Beef demand – true beef demand – has increased 16 of the last 17 quarters as measured by the quarterly All Fresh Beef Demand Index....More
Dec 01, 2014

What are the economics of a beef cow lease agreement?

Given today’s cull prices and production costs, what beef lease agreement would lead to a more equal allocation of the economic profit between the two partners?....More
Dec 01, 2014

Shrinking cattle supplies reshuffle packer rankings

It’s no exaggeration to say the landscape is littered with mothballed beef packing plants. Because of the shrinking cattle herd, more might share the same fate in the next 2-3 years....More
Nov 20, 2014

Is Ranching An Art Or A Science? Or Both?

When I am engaged in managerial thought and decision-making, I often wonder if beef production is art or science? And is it good science or bad science or, perhaps good science poorly applied? Or, is it good art or bad art, or an attempt at good art that is poorly done?....More
Dec 02, 2014

Don’t worry about beef’s adversaries; satisfy our consumers

Beef consumers are reasonable; the beef industry's adversaries are not. A beef vet is concerned that while our efforts to inform and improve are admirable, it seems the adversaries are still driving the bus....More

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