My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en Here’s what cow-calf producers can learn from grain farmers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-what-cow-calf-producers-can-learn-grain-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s no doubt, times are good. But grain producers saw a similar high and their story didn’t end well. Should we take a lesson from them and prepare for more normal margins in the future?</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/here-s-what-cow-calf-producers-can-learn-grain-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/here-s-what-cow-calf-producers-can-learn-grain-farmers#comments Ranch Management Business Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:50:00 +0000 87841 at http://beefmagazine.com Battle over dietary guidelines is all about politics, not science http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battle-over-dietary-guidelines-all-about-politics-not-science <div class="node-body blog-body">The DGAC’s move away from nutrition and science in in order to advance a philosophy and agenda under the great “sustainability” umbrella sent shock waves throughout our industry and the scientific community in general.</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/battle-over-dietary-guidelines-all-about-politics-not-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battle-over-dietary-guidelines-all-about-politics-not-science#comments Beef Quality Government My View From The Country Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:49:00 +0000 87831 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s time to change our woeful beef marketing system http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-change-our-woeful-beef-marketing-system <div class="node-body blog-body">When cattle margins return to more historical levels, the need for radical, rapid change to the beef industry marketing system will become more apparent. </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/it-s-time-change-our-woeful-beef-marketing-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-change-our-woeful-beef-marketing-system#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:19:00 +0000 87631 at http://beefmagazine.com Supportive neighbors help make my ranch better http://beefmagazine.com/blog/supportive-neighbors-help-make-my-ranch-better <div class="node-body blog-body">I know I’m guilty of sometimes thinking that the rural American experience is superior in a lot of ways to its urban counterpart, but can you blame me? </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/supportive-neighbors-help-make-my-ranch-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/supportive-neighbors-help-make-my-ranch-better#comments People My View From The Country Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:15:00 +0000 87621 at http://beefmagazine.com Relax, everyone. Beef is still king! http://beefmagazine.com/blog/relax-everyone-beef-still-king <div class="node-body blog-body">As an industry, we’ve been trained to focus on supply, whether that’s beef tonnage, or pork and poultry tonnage. Equally important, however, is maintaining or improving demand for beef.</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/relax-everyone-beef-still-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/relax-everyone-beef-still-king#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality My View From The Country Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:32:00 +0000 87401 at http://beefmagazine.com Auction talk: Are you a bull, a peacock, a sandbagger or a stealth player? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/auction-talk-are-you-bull-peacock-sandbagger-or-stealth-player <div class="node-body blog-body">An auction is price discovery at its most visceral level. While there are no friends at an auction, it’s a truly friendly competition in which everyone has their own style</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/auction-talk-are-you-bull-peacock-sandbagger-or-stealth-player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/auction-talk-are-you-bull-peacock-sandbagger-or-stealth-player#comments Ranch Management People Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:32:00 +0000 87411 at http://beefmagazine.com Despite the anticipation, calving season always ends with a weary rancher http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-anticipation-calving-season-always-ends-weary-rancher <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve found you can treat the calving season blues by walking through the calves, but there are only three definitively known cures.</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/despite-anticipation-calving-season-always-ends-weary-rancher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-anticipation-calving-season-always-ends-weary-rancher#comments Calving Calving Season My View From The Country Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 87151 at http://beefmagazine.com 3 things U.S. beef producers should celebrate this week http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-things-us-beef-producers-should-celebrate-week <div class="node-body blog-body">From a cattle industry perspective, we had a lot of good news over the last couple of weeks.</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/3-things-us-beef-producers-should-celebrate-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-things-us-beef-producers-should-celebrate-week#comments Environment Beef Quality Government My View From The Country Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 87161 at http://beefmagazine.com The beef industry carried a knife to a dietary guidelines gunfight http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry needs to understand the battle we’re fighting and begin to use our greatest asset – the consumers of our product.</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/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight#comments Beef Quality Business Government Animal Activists Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86761 at http://beefmagazine.com Obama’s veto of the XL pipeline sends a message http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message <div class="node-body blog-body">To no one’s surprise, President Obama has made it clear that he still has no intention of working with Congress.</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/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86771 at http://beefmagazine.com How does the beef industry know which issues are critical? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical <div class="node-body blog-body">Livestock producers failed to appreciate early on the gravity of the animal welfare movement, and sustainability is likely the next such issue. </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/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Business Sustainability Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 86561 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s time to burn our boats and signal no retreat to anti-meat activists http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists <div class="node-body blog-body">I don’t think I’ve ever before seen such a level of concern as that plaguing folks in the beef industry who have been dealing with the looming release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.</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/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 86571 at http://beefmagazine.com What happened to open interest in the cattle futures market? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happened-open-interest-cattle-futures-market <div class="node-body blog-body">attlemen have a tendency to cuss the speculators, but they provide much-needed liquidity to the markets.</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-happened-open-interest-cattle-futures-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happened-open-interest-cattle-futures-market#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:09:00 +0000 86321 at http://beefmagazine.com 9 lessons to make your ranching life richer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/9-lessons-make-your-ranching-life-richer <div class="node-body blog-body">Here is my “CliffsNotes” version of nine guidelines for a better, more fulfilling life on the ranch. </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/9-lessons-make-your-ranching-life-richer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/9-lessons-make-your-ranching-life-richer#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:09:00 +0000 86331 at http://beefmagazine.com A new age for feeder cattle marketing is upon us http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-age-feeder-cattle-marketing-upon-us <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re still a ways away from truly differentiating feeder cattle based on value, but we have moved beyond the starting blocks.</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/new-age-feeder-cattle-marketing-upon-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-age-feeder-cattle-marketing-upon-us#comments Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 85951 at http://beefmagazine.com