My View From The Country http://beefmagazine.com/blog/13969/feed en 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> In Agriculture And Reining Horses, Sometimes, Things Just Happen http://beefmagazine.com/blog/agriculture-and-reining-horses-sometimes-things-just-happen <div class="node-body blog-body">Ever come up with a solution that seems a win/win for all involved? You worked out all the details only to find the other party has decided to go a different direction.</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/agriculture-and-reining-horses-sometimes-things-just-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/agriculture-and-reining-horses-sometimes-things-just-happen#comments Allied Industry Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:44:00 +0000 76671 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>You have two options when you get bucked off, but the only viable one is to get back on and fix the problem.&nbsp;</p> Beef Industry Looks Beyond The R-CALF Vs. NCBA Debate http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-looks-beyond-r-calf-vs-ncba-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">The debate that raged not that long ago between R-CALF and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association almost seems like a distant memory today. </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-looks-beyond-r-calf-vs-ncba-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-looks-beyond-r-calf-vs-ncba-debate#comments Regulation My View From The Country Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:47:00 +0000 76371 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>We all know there will never be unanimity of opinion among cattlemen.&nbsp;</p> Access To Water Is A Lifeblood Issue For The West http://beefmagazine.com/blog/access-water-lifeblood-issue-west <div class="node-body blog-body">In the western part of the U.S., water is perhaps the dominant issue going forward. The demands for water, especially for urban uses, are increasing. </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/access-water-lifeblood-issue-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/access-water-lifeblood-issue-west#comments Environment Drought Management Sustainability My View From The Country Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:57:00 +0000 76361 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>The need for additional water in the West is an issue that isn&rsquo;t going away.&nbsp;</p> Virginia Primary Results Leave GOP In Upheaval http://beefmagazine.com/blog/virginia-primary-results-leave-gop-upheaval <div class="node-body blog-body">The narrative goes that with a lame duck president, the GOP has a chance to control and direct the national agenda for the first time in six years.</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/virginia-primary-results-leave-gop-upheaval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/virginia-primary-results-leave-gop-upheaval#comments Regulation Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:52:00 +0000 76101 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><span>This is the primary season, a time when the GOP is expected to begin to build momentum toward the next election cycle.</span></p> Ag Has A Dog In The Immigration Reform Hunt http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-has-dog-immigration-reform-hunt <div class="node-body blog-body">Immigration reform and agriculture is a topic I feel qualified to write about. That’s because my opinion on the subject, like that of most folks, is ever-evolving. </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/ag-has-dog-immigration-reform-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ag-has-dog-immigration-reform-hunt#comments Regulation Ranch Management Employee Management My View From The Country Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:23:00 +0000 76091 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>The immigration problem is not going away. In fact, it is growing.</p> Pondering The Question Of Industry Vs. Individual Operation http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pondering-question-industry-vs-individual-operation <div class="node-body blog-body">I love cattlemen’s meetings, because they’re stocked with people who have decided to put the industry first, and have figured out that it’s an investment that pays.</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/pondering-question-industry-vs-individual-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pondering-question-industry-vs-individual-operation#comments Ranch Management Employee Management Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:49:00 +0000 76061 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>It is more imporant to improve the overall industry or spend time improving your own operation first?</p> Kids In Rural America Dispel My Concerns About The Future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/kids-rural-america-dispel-my-concerns-about-future-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">I hear it all the time. “Kids don’t know how to work.” “Kids today are spoiled.” Without a doubt in my mind, there is no better place to raise kids than rural America.</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/kids-rural-america-dispel-my-concerns-about-future-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/kids-rural-america-dispel-my-concerns-about-future-0#comments People Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 75921 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef Up Your Competitive Position For Leaner Times Ahead http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-your-competitive-position-leaner-times-ahead <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s a tremendous amount of justified optimism about the future of the industry. However, the irony is that this optimism tends to lead to short-term thinking from a management perspective. </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-your-competitive-position-leaner-times-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-your-competitive-position-leaner-times-ahead#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:12:00 +0000 75911 at http://beefmagazine.com These Are Tough Times In Which To Be A Market Bear http://beefmagazine.com/blog/these-are-tough-times-which-be-market-bear <div class="node-body blog-body">The warm-up in weather has allowed grills to finally get fired up across the country, while favorable crop planting conditions has caused the corn market to weaken. If you throw in the tragic estimates that as many as 7 million baby pigs have succumbed to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), things look pretty good for the beef industry.</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/these-are-tough-times-which-be-market-bear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/these-are-tough-times-which-be-market-bear#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Marketing Tips For Profit My View From The Country Fri, 30 May 2014 15:43:00 +0000 75611 at http://beefmagazine.com Barnum & Bailey Shows The HSUS Juggernaut Isn’t Invincible http://beefmagazine.com/blog/barnum-bailey-shows-hsus-juggernaut-isn-t-invincible <div class="node-body blog-body">Just the mention of those four little letters – HSUS – can evoke strong emotions in most cattlemen. </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/barnum-bailey-shows-hsus-juggernaut-isn-t-invincible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/barnum-bailey-shows-hsus-juggernaut-isn-t-invincible#comments Animal Welfare People Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 29 May 2014 21:24:00 +0000 75591 at http://beefmagazine.com