BEEF Editors' Blog Everyday musings from BEEF Editors on the latest beef industry news and events. en A different kind of aid effort <div class="node-body blog-body">The wildfire is gone, but ranchers in Kansas and Oklahoma need help with range restoration.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture Range BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:11:00 +0000 102771 at <p>Aftermath of the Anderson Creek fire</p> Brexit vote impact uncertain for U.S. beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Fallout from the Brexit vote continues to rattle markets worldwide.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Exports Business BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:48:00 +0000 102621 at <p>International beef trade is vital for U.S. cattle producers.</p> Why the Choice-Select spread matters to you <div class="node-body blog-body">Choice-grading cattle bring premiums back to the ranch.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Prices BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:44:00 +0000 102381 at <p>Quality grade premiums are available and profitable even in a down market.</p> Will preconditioning your calves pay less this fall? <div class="node-body blog-body">Preconditioning pays, but maybe not as much this year as years past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:42:00 +0000 102231 at <p>Preconditioned calves</p> Here’s why traceable beef matters <div class="node-body blog-body">China is the world’s fastest-growing beef market.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Exports Cattle Markets BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:33:00 +0000 101981 at <p>Beef exports to China. Getty Images.</p> What’s more important—economy of scale or low cost production? <div class="node-body blog-body">Cow profitability hinges on many things. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Quality BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 20:52:00 +0000 101721 at What’s worse than no cattle futures? <div class="node-body blog-body">It may be time for the beef industry to have a serious discussion about cattle futures. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 15:50:00 +0000 101411 at <p>Cattle futures market volatility is frustrating producers</p> Stepping beyond status quo <div class="node-body blog-body">Your operation competes every day for limited profit opportunities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ranch Management Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 04 May 2016 14:03:00 +0000 100891 at <p>Colorado rancher Ed Hanson sorts cattle</p> Missouri beef producers shoot down state checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">Missouri beef producers, by a resounding 75% no vote, have defeated a proposed state beef checkoff. Here’s why that vote is unfortunate. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Quality BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000 100561 at <p>The beef checkoff program helps assure consumers that beef is safe and wholesome.</p> Why activism matters, and why you need to be proactive <div class="node-body blog-body">A reader chastises BEEF editors for being “Chicken Littles.” Here’s the response. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Quality Beef Industry Products Animal Activists BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:07:00 +0000 100351 at <p>Animal rights protest. Photo by Getty</p>