BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed en Energy-Guzzling Billionaire Gives Up Burgers For The Environment http://beefmagazine.com/blog/energy-guzzling-billionaire-gives-burgers-environment <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There&rsquo;s at least a little bit of hypocrisy in all of us. We all, at times, don&rsquo;t fully walk our talk, and that&rsquo;s just plain human nature. Some hypocrisy is so subtle that it takes a bit of background knowledge and a little ruminating to appreciate, while other incidents slap you across the face with their immediate clarity.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/energy-guzzling-billionaire-gives-burgers-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/energy-guzzling-billionaire-gives-burgers-environment#comments Environment Beef Quality Ranch Management Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 78991 at http://beefmagazine.com Will You Be Ranching Like The Jetsons In 10 Years? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-you-be-ranching-jetsons-10-years <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry hasn’t seen nothing yet. That’s the message from those who peer into the future to see how our present will change. And if one futurist is anywhere close to right, grab the saddle horn, because the speed of technological change is going from a high lope to a dead run. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-you-be-ranching-jetsons-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-you-be-ranching-jetsons-10-years#comments Cattle Industry Structure Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:51:00 +0000 78661 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Will cowboys still check cattlefrom horseback in 10 years?</p> My Good Old Days Were On The Farm http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-good-old-days-were-farm <div class="node-body blog-body">From feeding to baling, and planting to training, my cousins, siblings and I always found ways to turn hard work into fun challenges. These memories, among many others, were the simple pleasures and privileges of being a farm kid that I will cherish forever.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-good-old-days-were-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-good-old-days-were-farm#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:04:00 +0000 78241 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>cattlemen, cattlewomen, legacy, lessons, learning, future, generations, siblings, cousins</p> Two New Babies Welcomed By BEEF Staffers In 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/two-new-babies-welcomed-beef-staffers-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s time for Los Ninos at BEEF magazine. Amanda Radke and Jamie Purfeerst both welcomed new additions this springs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/two-new-babies-welcomed-beef-staffers-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/two-new-babies-welcomed-beef-staffers-2014#comments People BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 77891 at http://beefmagazine.com Dealing With The Affliction Of Prosperity http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-affliction-prosperity <div class="node-body blog-body">If there’s one thing we can’t stand in the cattle business, it’s prosperity. But we may have to accept that we’ll struggle with that affliction for quite a while yet, if USDA’s Midyear Cattle Inventory Report is any indication.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-affliction-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dealing-affliction-prosperity#comments Ranch Management Cattle Marketing Business Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +0000 77751 at http://beefmagazine.com Happy Trails, James Garner http://beefmagazine.com/blog/happy-trails-james-garner <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The beef industry has had a number of prominent pitchmen since the checkoff was initiated a quarter-century ago. Most have been a success in drawing consumer attention to the beef story &ndash; Sam Elliott, Robert Mitchum and James Garner come to mind. And there was at least one fumble &ndash; model/actress Cybil Shepherd. After pocketing a tidy sum to promote beef, Shepherd claimed in a woman&rsquo;s magazine that one of her beauty secrets was not eating red meat.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/happy-trails-james-garner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/happy-trails-james-garner#comments People BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:54:00 +0000 77571 at http://beefmagazine.com Showing Cattle Is More Than Ribbons And Banner http://beefmagazine.com/blog/showing-cattle-more-ribbons-and-banner <div class="node-body blog-body">When it comes to showing livestock, an individual not only reaps physical reward at shows, but more important, gains underlying skills that will never be replaced. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/showing-cattle-more-ribbons-and-banner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/showing-cattle-more-ribbons-and-banner#comments Cattle Industry Structure People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:16:00 +0000 77361 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>livestock, showing, hard work ethic, 4-H, industry, individual, cattle, responsibility, learn, skills</p> What Happens On The Ranch Doesn’t Stay On The Ranch http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happens-ranch-doesn-t-stay-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">As the ability of genomics and DNA marker technology to help cattlemen becomes more apparent and available, the number of traits to consider grows. While production-related traits will always be important, consumer-related traits may well grow in importance too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happens-ranch-doesn-t-stay-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happens-ranch-doesn-t-stay-ranch#comments Beef Quality Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:57:00 +0000 77091 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Good Books For Summer Reading http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-good-books-summer-reading <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I do a fair amount of recreational reading, by which I mean reading that it isn&rsquo;t related to my job. My wife likes to kid me that my reading subjects aren&rsquo;t all that recreational, because it mostly revolves around autobiographical history.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-good-books-summer-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-good-books-summer-reading#comments People Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:35:00 +0000 76961 at http://beefmagazine.com How Doing Things Right Pays Off http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-doing-things-right-pays <div class="node-body blog-body">According to K-State’s Dan Thomson, everyone in the beef business is on the same team and everyone is better served when everybody communicates. He did plenty of communicating during a recent chef’s tour.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-doing-things-right-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-doing-things-right-pays#comments Animal Welfare Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:49:00 +0000 76601 at http://beefmagazine.com Chefs Hear Inspiring Beef Story http://beefmagazine.com/blog/chefs-hear-inspiring-beef-story <div class="node-body blog-body">Among the many effective activities that beef checkoff funds pay for is direct contact with chefs and foodservice professionals who prepare and serve beef. This direct contact not only provides the chefs with hands-on knowledge, but it builds relationships between the beef industry and its end users. And, upon occasion, it provides a little inspiration too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/chefs-hear-inspiring-beef-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/chefs-hear-inspiring-beef-story#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:42:00 +0000 76181 at http://beefmagazine.com Which Cattle Operations Will Be Expanding, And Where? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/which-cattle-operations-will-be-expanding-and-where <div class="node-body blog-body">Some expect the cowherd to grow as fast and far as forage and profit potential will allow—more of a traditional cyclical scenario. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/which-cattle-operations-will-be-expanding-and-where" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/which-cattle-operations-will-be-expanding-and-where#comments Cattle Industry Structure Industry At A Glance BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:36:00 +0000 76001 at http://beefmagazine.com Are You a Great Manager? Inventory Your People Skills http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-great-manager-inventory-your-people-skills <div class="node-body blog-body">Managers with great “people skills” are more successful at motivating employees and building business profits. Test yourself in these 10 vital areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-great-manager-inventory-your-people-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-great-manager-inventory-your-people-skills#comments Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:07:00 +0000 75761 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 Industry Trends That BEEF Editors Are Watching http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-industry-trends-beef-editors-are-watching <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Members of the <em>BEEF</em> editorial staff gathered last week in Columbia, MS, for our annual exercise of discussing trends in the U.S. beef industry. We editors use the few dedicated days together to discuss what we&rsquo;re seeing and hearing in the industry and to chat by phone, or visit in person, with various industry experts. The purpose is to arrive at a consensus of sorts on what&rsquo;s going on in the industry and what and how we should address those issues in the coming year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-industry-trends-beef-editors-are-watching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-industry-trends-beef-editors-are-watching#comments Cattle Industry Structure BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 28 May 2014 13:19:00 +0000 75451 at http://beefmagazine.com Career Day A Fun Eye-Opener For BEEF Editor http://beefmagazine.com/blog/career-day-fun-eye-opener-beef-editor <div class="node-body blog-body">Sometimes it’s refreshing to get out of your world and spend a little time in someone else’s for a while. I had a chance to do that recently at a career day for elementary kids, and I returned to work refreshed and recharged. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/career-day-fun-eye-opener-beef-editor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/career-day-fun-eye-opener-beef-editor#comments Beef Demand Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 20 May 2014 15:07:00 +0000 75291 at http://beefmagazine.com