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 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> It’s Time To Raise The Checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-raise-checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">Doubling the $1/head national beef checkoff should be a no-brainer. But perceptions about “control” of the checkoff and its spending continue to stymie efforts by various groups to do what should be obvious.</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/it-s-time-raise-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-raise-checkoff#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Business Beef Advocacy Meat Matters Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:54:00 +0000 76561 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><span>It&rsquo;s time for industry leaders to call these groups&rsquo; bluff and initiate an increase.&nbsp;</span></p> Iowa Set To Debut New Generation Of Beef Plants http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants <div class="node-body blog-body">Iowa cattle feeders will start delivering cattle to a brand-new beef processor, Iowa Premium Beef’s (IPB), IPB’s Tama, IA, plant this fall. </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/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants#comments Beef Quality Processors Industry At A Glance Meat Matters Wed, 14 May 2014 00:03:00 +0000 75031 at http://beefmagazine.com Packers Continue To Fuel The Price Run On Live Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-continue-fuel-price-run-live-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><font face="Times New Roman">Fed beef processors have been trying all year to douse the red-hot live cattle market. But it seems they&rsquo;ve been using gasoline instead of water, because the first quarter of 2014 saw new price records repeatedly set in a period unprecedented in the modern history of the market.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p></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/packers-continue-fuel-price-run-live-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-continue-fuel-price-run-live-cattle#comments Cattle Prices Meat Matters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:46:00 +0000 74121 at http://beefmagazine.com U.S. Beef Industry Has Measured Up To Every Challenge http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-beef-industry-has-measured-every-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman">The men and women&nbsp;who make up the U.S. beef industry are a resilient bunch. In my 27 years of writing about the industry, they&rsquo;ve had just about every challenge thrown at them. Yet they&rsquo;ve met each one with calm determination and a focus on making the industry even stronger.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p></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/us-beef-industry-has-measured-every-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-beef-industry-has-measured-every-challenge#comments Beef Demand Meat Matters Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:58:00 +0000 73041 at http://beefmagazine.com Fewer Cattle Numbers & COOL Claim Another Packer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fewer-cattle-numbers-cool-claim-another-packer <div class="node-body blog-body">The closure of the Brawley, CA, packing plant will be a big blow to feedlots in the region, some of which joined forces to invest $78 million to build the plant in 2001.</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/fewer-cattle-numbers-cool-claim-another-packer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fewer-cattle-numbers-cool-claim-another-packer#comments Cattle Markets Meat Matters Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:44:00 +0000 71451 at http://beefmagazine.com The Future Of The Beef Industry Rests With Millennials http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-beef-industry-rests-millennials <div class="node-body blog-body">Record prices for feeder cattle mean packers will have to get more for their beef, and that consumers will pay more for beef in grocery stores and restaurants.</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/future-beef-industry-rests-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-beef-industry-rests-millennials#comments Beef Quality Meat Matters Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:32:00 +0000 70271 at http://beefmagazine.com Packers Wrestle With How To Add More Value To Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-wrestle-how-add-more-value-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Rebuilding of the U.S. beef herd hasn’t yet begun; when it does, it will take even more heifers out of the feeding and slaughter mix. Cattle supplies in the Southern Plains will be particularly tight. </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/packers-wrestle-how-add-more-value-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packers-wrestle-how-add-more-value-cattle#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Markets Sustainability Meat Matters Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:10:00 +0000 69601 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 Years After The Cow That Stole Christmas http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-years-after-cow-stole-christmas <div class="node-body blog-body">Ten years after its first BSE case, the U.S. continues to battle to regain pre-BSE market access.</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/10-years-after-cow-stole-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-years-after-cow-stole-christmas#comments Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Business Meat Matters Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:35:00 +0000 68621 at http://beefmagazine.com