BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed Everyday musings from BEEF Editors on the latest beef industry news and events. 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