BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed en 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 Will Beef Production Align With Demand In 2014? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-beef-production-align-demand-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">In hallway conversation at cattlemen’s meetings and on the pages of BEEF, electronic or otherwise, a lot of concern and questions have been raised about whether or not the record high retail price of beef will force consumers to switch to pork or poultry. Is the concern warranted?</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-beef-production-align-demand-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-beef-production-align-demand-2014#comments Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 13 May 2014 13:57:00 +0000 74981 at http://beefmagazine.com Hooray! We’ve Succeeded In Scaring Our Kids http://beefmagazine.com/blog/hooray-we-ve-succeeded-scaring-our-kids <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I was a kid growing up in the 1950s and &lsquo;60s, the Cold War was in full flower. The geopolitical chess and rhetoric went to and fro between the U.S. and the Soviets, both of which held nuclear arsenals sufficient to destroy each other multiple times.</p> <p>A survivable nuclear war was an accepted concept back then. School kids went through drills for nuclear attacks just like they did for schoolhouse fires. Some families even invested the time and money to build and stock underground bunkers where they could shelter during the coming attack.</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/hooray-we-ve-succeeded-scaring-our-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/hooray-we-ve-succeeded-scaring-our-kids#comments BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 06 May 2014 19:41:00 +0000 74711 at http://beefmagazine.com 2014 BEEF Stocker Award Nominations Are Open http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-beef-stocker-award-nominations-are-open <div class="node-body blog-body">America’s top stocker operator will win $2,000 in Zoetis product, a BEEF magazine cover story, and $1,000 in travel expenses.</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/2014-beef-stocker-award-nominations-are-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-beef-stocker-award-nominations-are-open#comments BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:18:00 +0000 74451 at http://beefmagazine.com The Climate Police Are At It Again http://beefmagazine.com/blog/climate-police-are-it-again <div class="node-body blog-body">Opinions and fact regarding climate change continue to mix, mingle and mostly muddle the issue. And in that flux of scientific investigation, questionable research and even more questionable analysis, one thing remains—the anti-livestock agenda by the climate police remains firmly in place.</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/climate-police-are-it-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/climate-police-are-it-again#comments Environment Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:04:00 +0000 74071 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>How much do catle contribute to climate change? A recent report claims that globally, livestock contribute 40% of the emissions that come from agricultural production.</p> Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more <div class="node-body blog-body">The Nevada standoff was initially over unpaid grazing fees by Bundy, but the issue has grown to a significance well beyond that in many Americans’ minds.</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/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 73721 at http://beefmagazine.com