My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed As a fulltime rancher, opinion contribur Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production. en Why I Prefer Moving Cattle With A Horse Rather Than An ATV http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-i-prefer-moving-cattle-horse-rather-atv <div class="node-body blog-body">The rise in use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and side-by-sides – and less reliance on horses – to work cattle, helped force producers to focus on improving cattle disposition.</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-i-prefer-moving-cattle-horse-rather-atv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-i-prefer-moving-cattle-horse-rather-atv#comments Cattle Handling Ranch Management My View From The Country Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:19:00 +0000 77861 at http://beefmagazine.com How Much More Upside To The Cattle Market Can There Be? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-much-more-upside-cattle-market-can-there-be <div class="node-body blog-body">The cattle market has shot past the price level where pundits expected to see consumer resistance, leaving producers hopeful, but cautious, about future prospects. </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-much-more-upside-cattle-market-can-there-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-much-more-upside-cattle-market-can-there-be#comments Cattle Marketing Business Cattle Markets Sustainability My View From The Country Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000 77881 at http://beefmagazine.com “New” Study Repackages “Old” Anti-Beef Claims http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-study-repackages-old-anti-beef-claims <div class="node-body blog-body">A new environmental report specifically attacks beef production.</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-study-repackages-old-anti-beef-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-study-repackages-old-anti-beef-claims#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Advocacy Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 77671 at http://beefmagazine.com Expert Advice Doesn’t Eliminate Learning Things The Hard Way http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expert-advice-doesn-t-eliminate-learning-things-hard-way <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve come to believe that with expertise comes a lack of understanding or appreciation about exactly what it took to get to that level of expertise.</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/expert-advice-doesn-t-eliminate-learning-things-hard-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expert-advice-doesn-t-eliminate-learning-things-hard-way#comments Ranch Management Employee Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:53:00 +0000 77441 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>industry, expertise, appreciation, understanding, beef, level, experience</p> Rain & High Prices Can Overcome A Lot Of Bad News http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rain-high-prices-can-overcome-lot-bad-news <div class="node-body blog-body">I think most of us pride ourselves on being fairly open-minded. However, if we’re honest with ourselves, most of us would agree that it’s also very difficult to separate our perceptions from our experiences.</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/rain-high-prices-can-overcome-lot-bad-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/rain-high-prices-can-overcome-lot-bad-news#comments Cattle Prices Employee Management My View From The Country Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 77431 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>weather, perceptions, beef, industry, rain, high prices</p> The Decision To Expand Isn’t As Simple As It Once Was http://beefmagazine.com/blog/decision-expand-isn-t-simple-it-once-was <div class="node-body blog-body">Are producers going to add 100 cows and invest $300,000 to do it? Or will they use that money to pay off debt, upgrade the tractor, and remodel the kitchen? </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/decision-expand-isn-t-simple-it-once-was" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/decision-expand-isn-t-simple-it-once-was#comments Ranch Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:59:00 +0000 77211 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>producers, cows, update, money, disappoint, expansion, calves, models, income</p> Communication Is A Big Need In Ranching http://beefmagazine.com/blog/communication-big-need-ranching <div class="node-body blog-body">Effective communication is the key to any successful business, business partnership or personal interaction. </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/communication-big-need-ranching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/communication-big-need-ranching#comments Ranch Management Employee Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:34:00 +0000 77201 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>communication, interaction, successful, business, structure, rancher</p> Today Is A Celebration Of Our Independence And Values http://beefmagazine.com/blog/today-celebration-our-independence-and-values <div class="node-body blog-body">The Fourth of July certainly stirs patriotic feelings in most of us. Virtually all Americans consider themselves fortunate to have been born in, or immigrated to, this country. </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/today-celebration-our-independence-and-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/today-celebration-our-independence-and-values#comments Allied Industry Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:59:00 +0000 77031 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Independence Day, Fourth of July, patriotic, fortunate, country, America</p> Everyone’s Asking “Just How High Can This Market Go?” http://beefmagazine.com/blog/everyone-s-asking-just-how-high-can-market-go <div class="node-body blog-body">This is historic, folks; there’s no doubt about it. Lean trimmings, fed cattle and boxed beef all set new all-time highs this week. </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/everyone-s-asking-just-how-high-can-market-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/everyone-s-asking-just-how-high-can-market-go#comments Cattle Prices Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 77021 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>cattle, prices, market, high, boxed beef, demand</p> BIF 2014 Meeting Showcases The Power Of Genetics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bif-2014-meeting-showcases-power-genetics <div class="node-body blog-body">The philosophy is that as the industry improves genetically, everyone gets swept along eventually, and other management factors are easier to measure and provide more immediate results. </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/bif-2014-meeting-showcases-power-genetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bif-2014-meeting-showcases-power-genetics#comments Seedstock Ranch Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:51:00 +0000 76681 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Everyone is committed to moving the genetic improvement of beef cattle forward.</p>