My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en When working with family isn’t all that great http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-working-family-isn-t-all-great <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the greatest aspects about living on a ranch is working side by side with your family. And occasionally, one of the worst aspects about ranching is working side by side with your family. Those are the times that offer a growth opportunity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-working-family-isn-t-all-great" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-working-family-isn-t-all-great#comments People My View From The Country Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:16:00 +0000 91731 at http://beefmagazine.com Why stop with food? I am going to champion my own movement http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-stop-food-i-am-going-champion-my-own-movement <div class="node-body blog-body">Everyone cares about food. It fuels our bodies and many of us eat three times a day or more. So why can’t we use the playbook of the anti-agriculture activists to create a false movement of our own? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-stop-food-i-am-going-champion-my-own-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-stop-food-i-am-going-champion-my-own-movement#comments Beef Quality Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:23:00 +0000 91691 at http://beefmagazine.com Sustainability: The beef industry is leading from the front http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-beef-industry-leading-front <div class="node-body blog-body">It is likely that no industry embodies sustainability more than the cattle industry. Thus, it only makes sense that we engage in and help shape what most everyone considers to be a major emphasis moving forward—sustainability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-beef-industry-leading-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-beef-industry-leading-front#comments Beef Quality Pasture Range Sustainability Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:05:00 +0000 91521 at http://beefmagazine.com Free trade agreements: Beneficial arrangements or political chicanery? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/free-trade-agreements-beneficial-arrangements-or-political-chicanery <div class="node-body blog-body">Does free trade really benefit beef producers and do free trade agreements get the beef industry the access it needs and wants in foreign markets? Or is free trade an ideal that doesn’t exist and are trade agreements simply a tool for political gain?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/free-trade-agreements-beneficial-arrangements-or-political-chicanery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/free-trade-agreements-beneficial-arrangements-or-political-chicanery#comments Beef Exports Government My View From The Country Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:05:00 +0000 91531 at http://beefmagazine.com You can have it all with genomics, but what do you really need? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-have-it-all-genomics-what-do-you-really-need <div class="node-body blog-body">At one point, we believed that animal breeding might become all science, but as the science has improved, the need for the “art” side of animal breeding has grown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-have-it-all-genomics-what-do-you-really-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-have-it-all-genomics-what-do-you-really-need#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Genetics My View From The Country Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:48:00 +0000 91281 at http://beefmagazine.com Imagine the perfect operation. Is that your ranch? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/imagine-perfect-operation-your-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">we all need to ask the question, “What does our perfect ranch look like?” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/imagine-perfect-operation-your-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/imagine-perfect-operation-your-ranch#comments Ranch Management Business My View From The Country Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:48:00 +0000 91291 at http://beefmagazine.com Searching for a reason to be bearish? Look beyond the cattle market fundamentals http://beefmagazine.com/blog/searching-reason-be-bearish-look-beyond-cattle-market-fundamentals <div class="node-body blog-body">When things are this good, as they are in today's cattle market, we have to find a reason for it to move lower. What are the major factors at play?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/searching-reason-be-bearish-look-beyond-cattle-market-fundamentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/searching-reason-be-bearish-look-beyond-cattle-market-fundamentals#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:35:00 +0000 91111 at http://beefmagazine.com NCBA should take a slow approach in finding a new CEO http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ncba-should-take-slow-approach-finding-new-ceo <div class="node-body blog-body">As NCBA searches for a new CEO, its volunteer leaders should take some time to evaluate not only what type of individual they want to lead the organization, but perhaps more importantly, what is the best way to align staff and leadership to better achieve its goals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ncba-should-take-slow-approach-finding-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ncba-should-take-slow-approach-finding-new-ceo#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:35:00 +0000 91101 at http://beefmagazine.com Psuedo-science be darned; enjoy your fireworks and your hamburgers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/psuedo-science-be-darned-enjoy-your-fireworks-and-your-hamburgers <div class="node-body blog-body">Psuedo-science and a willing media have turned the tide in the food debate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/psuedo-science-be-darned-enjoy-your-fireworks-and-your-hamburgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/psuedo-science-be-darned-enjoy-your-fireworks-and-your-hamburgers#comments Beef Quality Business My View From The Country Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:00 +0000 90891 at http://beefmagazine.com Changes at NCBA offer the industry a window of opportunity http://beefmagazine.com/blog/changes-ncba-offer-industry-window-opportunity <div class="node-body blog-body">A change at the top at NCBA is an opportunity for the beef industry to reassess. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/changes-ncba-offer-industry-window-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/changes-ncba-offer-industry-window-opportunity#comments Cattle Industry Structure Government My View From The Country Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:00 +0000 90901 at http://beefmagazine.com What the Confederate flag, antibiotics and the environmental movement have in common http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-confederate-flag-antibiotics-and-environmental-movement-have-common <div class="node-body blog-body">At first blush, it may appear that the current discussions in our country about the Confederate flag, how cattle producers use antibiotics and the environmental movement don’t have very much in common</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-confederate-flag-antibiotics-and-environmental-movement-have-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-confederate-flag-antibiotics-and-environmental-movement-have-common#comments Beef Quality Business Government My View From The Country Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:18:00 +0000 90701 at http://beefmagazine.com Trouble finding good employees? It might be you, not them http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-finding-good-employees-it-might-be-you-not-them <div class="node-body blog-body">One bad employee can be devastating to a small business. So why do we spend twice as much time evaluating a potential new herd sire as we do evaluating a potential new employee? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-finding-good-employees-it-might-be-you-not-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-finding-good-employees-it-might-be-you-not-them#comments People Employee Management My View From The Country Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:18:00 +0000 90711 at http://beefmagazine.com Innovation and sustainability: The devil is in the definition http://beefmagazine.com/blog/innovation-and-sustainability-devil-definition <div class="node-body blog-body">The problem with the concepts of sustainability and innovation is that where you stand on them depends a lot on where you sit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/innovation-and-sustainability-devil-definition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/innovation-and-sustainability-devil-definition#comments Beef Quality Business My View From The Country Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:56:00 +0000 90501 at http://beefmagazine.com Are no-input cattle a no go? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-no-input-cattle-no-go <div class="node-body blog-body">Back in the 80s, the big-framed, maximum-growth cattle ruled the day. That changed and now we’re chasing the no-input cow. But have we gone too far again?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-no-input-cattle-no-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-no-input-cattle-no-go#comments Business Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:55:00 +0000 90521 at http://beefmagazine.com The trouble with change is it isn’t as easy as it should be http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-change-it-isn-t-easy-it-should-be <div class="node-body blog-body">The trouble with adopting all these new management ideas is that the learning curve can be pretty steep. Take, for instance, changing your grazing program. It shouldn’t be this hard, but the end results make it worthwhile navigating all the early speed bumps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-change-it-isn-t-easy-it-should-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/trouble-change-it-isn-t-easy-it-should-be#comments Ranch Management Pasture Range My View From The Country Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:40:00 +0000 90291 at http://beefmagazine.com