My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en Why The Movie “Noah” Upset This Rancher http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-movie-noah-upset-rancher <div class="node-body blog-body">Who knew that Noah, the Biblical hero of the Great Flood, was actually one the first environmental activists? Troy Marshall gives his review of the movie "Noah."</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-movie-noah-upset-rancher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-movie-noah-upset-rancher#comments Environment Business My View From The Country Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:38:00 +0000 78771 at http://beefmagazine.com Future Of The National Beef Checkoff Remains In Doubt http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-national-beef-checkoff-remains-doubt <div class="node-body blog-body">What's ahead for the national beef checkoff? A draft report from the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group suggests revising the system so more contractors can be involved and increasing the producer contribution to $2. </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/future-national-beef-checkoff-remains-doubt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/future-national-beef-checkoff-remains-doubt#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:53:00 +0000 78761 at http://beefmagazine.com A New Puppy Teaches This Old Dog New Life Lessons http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-puppy-teaches-old-dog-new-life-lessons <div class="node-body blog-body">In a few short days, our new puppy has made everyone in our family smile a little more, and made me realize that’s a job that shouldn’t be left just to the puppy.</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-puppy-teaches-old-dog-new-life-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-puppy-teaches-old-dog-new-life-lessons#comments Business My View From The Country Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:41:00 +0000 78581 at http://beefmagazine.com Should We Meet Consumer Desires, Or Educate Them? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/should-we-meet-consumer-desires-or-educate-them <div class="node-body blog-body">Every person I know who has ventured into a branded beef direct marketing system has undergone a fairly radical transformation – changing their focus from cattle to beef, and from markets to consumers.</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/should-we-meet-consumer-desires-or-educate-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/should-we-meet-consumer-desires-or-educate-them#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:03:00 +0000 78501 at http://beefmagazine.com Why Is Death Loss Increasing In Heavier Beef Cattle? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-death-loss-increasing-heavier-beef-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Lots of good cattlemen believe there’s a trend taking place – that there’s something we’re doing from either a management or genetic standpoint that is increasing the health risk and susceptibility of larger-weight feedlot animals. Is it true? BEEF discusses. </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-death-loss-increasing-heavier-beef-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-death-loss-increasing-heavier-beef-cattle#comments Ranch Management Feedlots Business Health My View From The Country Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:03:00 +0000 78511 at http://beefmagazine.com Why The Circle Of Life Is More Meaningful To Ranchers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-circle-life-more-meaningful-ranchers <div class="node-body blog-body">Even though all ranchers understand the circle of life, that doesn’t make losing a valued four-legged family member any easier. This week, our family shed a few tears.</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-circle-life-more-meaningful-ranchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-circle-life-more-meaningful-ranchers#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:36:00 +0000 78201 at http://beefmagazine.com Russia Fires Back; Bans More Ag Imports http://beefmagazine.com/blog/russia-fires-back-bans-more-ag-imports <div class="node-body blog-body">Russia has upped the ante in its worldwide game of chicken. Russia recently banned a wide range of ag imports from a number of countries, including the U.S. </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/russia-fires-back-bans-more-ag-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/russia-fires-back-bans-more-ag-imports#comments Beef Exports My View From The Country Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:36:00 +0000 78211 at http://beefmagazine.com 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>