BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed en Another Earth Day, and America yawns http://beefmagazine.com/blog/another-earth-day-and-america-yawns <div class="node-body blog-body">Americans are much more aware of their role in a clean environment today, and most act to do their part. However, I think most of us would appreciate a drop in the level of alarmism emanating from some quarters.</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/another-earth-day-and-america-yawns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/another-earth-day-and-america-yawns#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Environment BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:21:00 +0000 88691 at http://beefmagazine.com Energy outlook shows promise for good grilling demand http://beefmagazine.com/blog/energy-outlook-shows-promise-good-grilling-demand <div class="node-body blog-body">Last November, when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) opted to keep the supply of crude oil flowing, it set off a remarkable freefall in energy prices that continues to benefit U.S. consumers. </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-outlook-shows-promise-good-grilling-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/energy-outlook-shows-promise-good-grilling-demand#comments Beef Quality Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:47:00 +0000 88451 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Steaks on the grill</p> Hay & forage growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring play http://beefmagazine.com/blog/hay-forage-growers-anxiously-await-mother-nature-s-spring-play <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2015 haying season is upon us, and growers anxiously await Mother Nature’s spring verdict.</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/hay-forage-growers-anxiously-await-mother-nature-s-spring-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/hay-forage-growers-anxiously-await-mother-nature-s-spring-play#comments Grazing Systems Beef Cattle Feed Pasture Range BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:05:00 +0000 88331 at http://beefmagazine.com Are you ready for the next drought? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-ready-next-drought <div class="node-body blog-body">For much of the Great Plains, as well as other parts of cattle country, the drought isn’t over. Are you ready the Big Dry, second stanza?</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-ready-next-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-ready-next-drought#comments Pasture Range Drought Management BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:38:00 +0000 88041 at http://beefmagazine.com Ideology is at the center of the fight over federal nutrition guidelines http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ideology-center-fight-over-federal-nutrition-guidelines <div class="node-body blog-body">If the dietary guideline recommendations are adopted by the secretaries, as they have been in the past, the effects will be far-reaching. There’s still time to voice your concern. </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/ideology-center-fight-over-federal-nutrition-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ideology-center-fight-over-federal-nutrition-guidelines#comments Beef Quality Government Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:36:00 +0000 87931 at http://beefmagazine.com Sage grouse stew—The pot boils again over iconic bird http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sage-grouse-stew-pot-boils-again-over-iconic-bird <div class="node-body blog-body">Since its listing in 2010, the greater sage grouse has been a wildlife species of intense interest in the 11 states in the West where it lives. Two events regarding conservation of the greater sage-grouse promise to move the sometimes heated discussion along. </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/sage-grouse-stew-pot-boils-again-over-iconic-bird" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sage-grouse-stew-pot-boils-again-over-iconic-bird#comments Pasture Range Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:56:00 +0000 87751 at http://beefmagazine.com Is EPA looking to steal the sizzle from backyard barbecues? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/epa-looking-steal-sizzle-backyard-barbecues <div class="node-body blog-body">EPA-funded California research will look at limiting emissions that result from backyard grilling of meat.</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/epa-looking-steal-sizzle-backyard-barbecues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/epa-looking-steal-sizzle-backyard-barbecues#comments Regulation Environment Beef Quality BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:58:00 +0000 87551 at http://beefmagazine.com Japanese taste for beef is changing; good news for U.S. producers? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/japanese-taste-beef-changing-good-news-us-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">Japan’s taste for beef is changing. How will that affect U.S. beef exports long-term?</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/japanese-taste-beef-changing-good-news-us-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/japanese-taste-beef-changing-good-news-us-producers#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality Beef Exports Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:53:00 +0000 87341 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>U.S. ribeyes and strip loins are gaining favor in traditional Japanese recipes.</p> BEEF reader survey shows interesting regional hay practices http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-reader-survey-shows-interesting-regional-hay-practices <div class="node-body blog-body">Exclusive BEEF reader survey shows regional practices in hay making and hay feeding.</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/beef-reader-survey-shows-interesting-regional-hay-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-reader-survey-shows-interesting-regional-hay-practices#comments Grazing Systems Beef Cattle Feed BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:52:00 +0000 87081 at http://beefmagazine.com Megatrends in agriculture—how will they affect your ranch? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">The times, they are a’changing. But then again, they always have been, especially in agriculture. What are the megatrends in agriculture and how will those looming changes affect you?</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/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch#comments Ranch Management Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:26:00 +0000 86731 at http://beefmagazine.com 2 important trade issues on the front burner for U.S. beef http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2-important-trade-issues-front-burner-us-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Trade promotion authority and a resolution to the West Coast shipping impasse need to be resolved in order to bolster U.S. beef’s trade picture. </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/2-important-trade-issues-front-burner-us-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2-important-trade-issues-front-burner-us-beef#comments Beef Exports BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:52:00 +0000 86491 at http://beefmagazine.com Have we lost the battle on animal welfare? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/have-we-lost-battle-animal-welfare <div class="node-body blog-body">The discussion between beef producers and beef consumers about animal welfare continues to escalate.</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/have-we-lost-battle-animal-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/have-we-lost-battle-animal-welfare#comments Ranch Management Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:40:00 +0000 86271 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Proper and humane animal care</p> Increase in U.S. packing capacity is good news for the beef business http://beefmagazine.com/blog/increase-us-packing-capacity-good-news-beef-business <div class="node-body blog-body">The news of late has been positive for beef producers. From start-ups in the Midwest to competing plans for more capacity in the Northwest, packing plant capacity seems to be on the rebound.</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/increase-us-packing-capacity-good-news-beef-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/increase-us-packing-capacity-good-news-beef-business#comments Cattle Industry Structure Processors Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:30:00 +0000 85881 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>High quality ribeye</p> The black and white on black-and-white cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Prophetic 1979 article shows that perhaps not much has changed in 35 years.</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/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/black-and-white-black-and-white-cattle#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:50:00 +0000 85701 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Holstein steers on feed</p> Wobbly global economy adds some angst to the U.S. cattle market http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market <div class="node-body blog-body">"Tight supplies will continue to pressure (support) cattle and beef supplies and may well lead yet to new record prices, but markets in 2015 are more likely to be more about maintaining current price levels than trending up,” says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist. </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/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/wobbly-global-economy-adds-some-angst-us-cattle-market#comments Business BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:22:00 +0000 85431 at http://beefmagazine.com