Meat Matters http://beefmagazine.com/blog/12737/feed en 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 Government Shutdown Underscores The Value Of Data http://beefmagazine.com/blog/government-shutdown-underscores-value-data <div class="node-body blog-body">The early October data blackout by USDA and the government shutdown had everyone groping in the dark. </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/government-shutdown-underscores-value-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/government-shutdown-underscores-value-data#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Marketing Business Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Meat Matters Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:14:00 +0000 66922 at http://beefmagazine.com Issues Management Is A Huge Beef Industry Challenge http://beefmagazine.com/blog/issues-management-huge-beef-industry-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Industry leaders must be vigilant should social media users decide to attack beta-agonist use in beef production. They should remember what happened to lean finely textured beef because the industry failed to act well before ABC’s media blitz.</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/issues-management-huge-beef-industry-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/issues-management-huge-beef-industry-challenge#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Health Tips For Profit Meat Matters Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:30:00 +0000 65182 at http://beefmagazine.com Packing Business Has Evolved From Carcass To Case-Ready http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packing-business-has-evolved-carcass-case-ready <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef packing industry has evolved dramatically during BEEF magazine’s tenure: from swinging carcasses to case-ready beef.</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/packing-business-has-evolved-carcass-case-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/packing-business-has-evolved-carcass-case-ready#comments Processors Retail Business Meat Matters Sun, 01 Sep 2013 02:03:00 +0000 62242 at http://beefmagazine.com What Happened To The Cash Market For Live Cattle? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happened-cash-market-live-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Where’s the cash market? That’s the question more cattle feeders are asking, with good reason.</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/what-happened-cash-market-live-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happened-cash-market-live-cattle#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Marketing Tips For Profit Meat Matters Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:19:00 +0000 59782 at http://beefmagazine.com More Foreign Money Entering U.S. Meatpacking Sector http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-foreign-money-entering-us-meatpacking-sector <div class="node-body blog-body">Smithfield Foods has agreed to sell to a Chinese company. Should the deal go through, two foreign companies will own two venerable names in the meat 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/more-foreign-money-entering-us-meatpacking-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-foreign-money-entering-us-meatpacking-sector#comments Retail Sectors Cattle Markets Meat Matters Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:50:00 +0000 57742 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef Packers Stymied By Shortage Of Working Capital http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-packers-stymied-shortage-working-capital <div class="node-body blog-body">Beef packing plants require an enormous amount of money to operate efficiently. Many small companies, especially family-owned beef processing operations, have succumbed because of this.</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-packers-stymied-shortage-working-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-packers-stymied-shortage-working-capital#comments Retail Business Tips For Profit Meat Matters Thu, 30 May 2013 11:22:00 +0000 55482 at http://beefmagazine.com Congress Must Fix COOL Law http://beefmagazine.com/blog/congress-must-fix-cool-law <div class="node-body blog-body">Why then did USDA and its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) propose amendments to the COOL rule that don’t even address this issue?</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/congress-must-fix-cool-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/congress-must-fix-cool-law#comments Government Meat Matters Fri, 03 May 2013 16:18:00 +0000 53842 at http://beefmagazine.com Price-Per-Pound Drives Consumer Beef Sales http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-pound-drives-consumer-beef-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">Costco is the nation’s largest retail seller of Prime and Choice beef, moving well over 500 million lbs./year. It doesn’t break out its beef sales, but total meat sales in fiscal 2012 were $5.1 billion.</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/price-pound-drives-consumer-beef-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-pound-drives-consumer-beef-sales#comments Cattle Prices Retail Sectors Beef Advocacy Meat Matters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:14:00 +0000 52131 at http://beefmagazine.com What Will It Take To Rebuild The U.S. Beef Cowherd? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-will-it-take-rebuild-us-beef-cowherd <div class="node-body blog-body">My friend Howard was among the industry&rsquo;s top 20 largest cow-calf operators in the late 1980s, but drought and other factors have whittled down his cow numbers over the last 25 years. His operation has been fortunate to escape the ravages of the drought of the last three years, but Howard has had no desire to expand his cowherd. Why?</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/what-will-it-take-rebuild-us-beef-cowherd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-will-it-take-rebuild-us-beef-cowherd#comments Ranch Management Cattle Marketing Tips For Profit Meat Matters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:10:00 +0000 50901 at http://beefmagazine.com Cow-Calf Producers Are The Beef Industry’s Lifeblood http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cow-calf-producers-are-beef-industry-s-lifeblood <div class="node-body blog-body">All this set me thinking as to how the U.S. beef industry is like a huge family. It has many members spread all over the continent (and Hawaii, of course). The family squabbles from time to time and sometimes seems to waste energy on pointless issues, but everyone is dedicated to raising the finest cattle and producing the best beef they can.</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/cow-calf-producers-are-beef-industry-s-lifeblood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cow-calf-producers-are-beef-industry-s-lifeblood#comments Cow-Calf Business Sectors Meat Matters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:58:00 +0000 49231 at http://beefmagazine.com