Blogs

Jan 22, 2015

New York Times accuses MARC of animal abuse

Reading the New York Times article about animal welfare at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center made it painfully obvious to me that, when taken out of context, selective descriptions manipulated properly can become very effective ammunition against our industry....More
Jan 26, 2015

10 favorite tractors ranked in farmer survey

In the December/January issue of Farm & Ranch Living magazine, writer Gary Alan Nelson compiled a top 10 list of all-time favorite tractors. The list is based on a farmer survey given to readers that included Farmall, Ford, John Deere, and Allis Chalmers models....More
Jan 20, 2015

Wobbly global economy adds some angst to the U.S. cattle market

"Tight supplies will continue to pressure (support) cattle and beef supplies and may well lead yet to new record prices, but markets in 2015 are more likely to be more about maintaining current price levels than trending up,” says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist....More
Jan 06, 2015

Simplot uses targeted crossbreeding for more efficient cattle

Simplot is 10 years into the target crossbreeding project. The goals include matching cattle to the environment, maximizing hybrid vigor, producing high-quality carcasses, and improving feed efficiency and versatility....More
Jan 06, 2015

An analysis of 2014 calf prices and projections for 2015

What a marketing year 2014 was! I prepared a set of price projections for fall weaning prices every month, and each month’s price projections in 2014 were higher than the preceding month, except for August....More
Jan 22, 2015

3 major beef industry issues – demand, quality, transparency

Demand, quality and transparency are three factors that are inextricably linked and will determine how the beef complex performs over the next several years, especially when beef production starts to increase again....More
Jan 08, 2015

9 ranch management concepts to improve your ranch

Perfection is never achieved, but excellence can be. Here are nine tips for strategic ranch management from Burke Teichert, former vice president and general manager of AgReserves....More
Jan 06, 2015

A 100-year-old knife has modern-day lessons

Technologies contributing to efficiency in modern agricultural production continue to evolve, with the result being that less than 2% of Americans need to be involved in agriculture. Our population continues to migrate to cities, where they only have to spend about 6.6% of annual consumer expenditures on food....More

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