What is in this article?:
We recently asked leaders of the various U.S. beef production sectors to provide
their personal thoughts on the following question: “Looking 10 years down the road, what do you think will look the most different in the industry relative to today?”
Jackie Moore, Joplin (MO) Regional Stockyards
Teach our children to be profitable
"The way the industry is going to look 10 years from now is hard to predict for the industry as a whole. From a livestock auction perspective, the things we can do to keep the next generation of cattle producers in business concerns me more than anything.
"It is very important as a livestock marketer to groom and teach young producers in the cattle business how to stay profitable. The amount of equity it is going to take is going to be a challenge. We must educate the young producers on the tools they need to manage risk, or the cattle business as we know it today is in trouble."