Meat Matters http://beefmagazine.com/blog/12737/feed Steve Kay offers a unique, big-picture perspective on the North American meat and livestock industry. en Cattle aren’t the water guzzlers they’re made out to be http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-aren-t-water-guzzlers-they-re-made-out-be <div class="node-body blog-body">Steve Kay showcases how beef’s water usage is actually improving, plus, some useful trivia to help you the next time this environmental discussion comes up. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-aren-t-water-guzzlers-they-re-made-out-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-aren-t-water-guzzlers-they-re-made-out-be#comments Environment Beef Quality Government Meat Matters Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:25:00 +0000 88611 at http://beefmagazine.com Does beef price at retail matter anymore? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/does-beef-price-retail-matter-anymore <div class="node-body blog-body">USDA’s All Fresh beef price averaged $6 per pound in January for the first time. Is that a positive or negative for the industry?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/does-beef-price-retail-matter-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/does-beef-price-retail-matter-anymore#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality Retail Beef Advocacy Meat Matters Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:26:00 +0000 87791 at http://beefmagazine.com Exports logged a record value for U.S. beef producers in 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/exports-logged-record-value-us-beef-producers-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">The export value per head of fed slaughter averaged a record $297.68 last year, up $52.72 from the previous year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/exports-logged-record-value-us-beef-producers-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/exports-logged-record-value-us-beef-producers-2014#comments Beef Exports Meat Matters Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:33:00 +0000 86961 at http://beefmagazine.com 3 major beef industry issues – demand, quality, transparency http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-major-beef-industry-issues-demand-quality-transparency <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-major-beef-industry-issues-demand-quality-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-major-beef-industry-issues-demand-quality-transparency#comments Beef Quality Beef Demand Meat Matters Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:36:00 +0000 85501 at http://beefmagazine.com Could this fix the disappearing cash market? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/could-fix-disappearing-cash-market <div class="node-body blog-body">The diminishing cash market is a serious issue that must be addressed. The industry should develop a live cattle value index. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/could-fix-disappearing-cash-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/could-fix-disappearing-cash-market#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Markets Meat Matters Wed, 07 Jan 2015 02:02:00 +0000 84991 at http://beefmagazine.com Shrinking cattle supplies reshuffle packer rankings http://beefmagazine.com/blog/shrinking-cattle-supplies-reshuffle-packer-rankings <div class="node-body blog-body"> 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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/shrinking-cattle-supplies-reshuffle-packer-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/shrinking-cattle-supplies-reshuffle-packer-rankings#comments Processors Cattle Markets Meat Matters Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:46:00 +0000 82811 at http://beefmagazine.com Political & Personal Agendas Continue To Distract U.S. Beef Industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/political-personal-agendas-continue-distract-us-beef-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">Certain groups remain intent on pursuing political and personal agendas rather than acting on behalf of, and for the good of, the entire beef industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/political-personal-agendas-continue-distract-us-beef-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/political-personal-agendas-continue-distract-us-beef-industry#comments Cattle Industry Structure Government Meat Matters Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:04:00 +0000 81621 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef Industry Makes A Colossal Contribution To U.S. Economy http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-makes-colossal-contribution-us-economy <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-makes-colossal-contribution-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-makes-colossal-contribution-us-economy#comments Cattle Industry Structure Beef Advocacy Meat Matters Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000 80581 at http://beefmagazine.com Appeals Court Ruling On COOL Could Hamstring All Producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/appeals-court-ruling-cool-could-hamstring-all-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">A federal appeals court ruling in late July on country-of-origin labeling should have sent a chill down the spine of every single member of the industry, be they COOL supporters or opponents. Judge Janice Rogers Brown’s dissenting opinion nailed the producer ramifications of the decision perfectly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/appeals-court-ruling-cool-could-hamstring-all-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/appeals-court-ruling-cool-could-hamstring-all-producers#comments People Government Meat Matters Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:58:00 +0000 78701 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers Continue To Shake Off Beef Price Jitters http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-continue-shake-beef-price-jitters <div class="node-body blog-body">What’s the best advice you can give a meat lover? Buy a big freezer, go to Costco and stock up on ground beef and steaks, because beef won’t be this cheap for several years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-continue-shake-beef-price-jitters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-continue-shake-beef-price-jitters#comments Beef Demand Industry At A Glance Meat Matters Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:31:00 +0000 77681 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>consumers, prices, advice, buy, ground beef, beef, price, cheap, meat</p>