BEEF Editors' Blog http://beefmagazine.com/blog/59522/feed en Can we measure cow efficiency? Not as a single trait http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the holy grails in the brave new world of genetic evaluation is cow efficiency. But efficiency is not a single trait, it’s an index of components. The rub comes in accurately measuring those individual components. </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/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait#comments Selection Tools Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:17:00 +0000 90861 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Angus cows in the shade</p> Solve the water problem; solve the world problem http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solve-water-problem-solve-world-problem <div class="node-body blog-body">Scarcity of freshwater is an issue that flows beyond the human misery of thirst, malnutrition and disease. The growing lack of access to potable drinking water also adds to civil unrest and global geopolitical volatility. Here’s why that matters to 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/solve-water-problem-solve-world-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solve-water-problem-solve-world-problem#comments Business Pasture Range Nutrition BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:32:00 +0000 90691 at http://beefmagazine.com Why COOL needs to go; guest blog by John Maddux http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-cool-needs-go-guest-blog-john-maddux <div class="node-body blog-body">This week’s BEEF Editor’s blog is a guest editorial written by Nebraska rancher John Maddux. Canada recently announced its list of products that it will place retaliatory tariffs on, and Mexico is expected to do the same soon. TCOOL is a failed experiment that needs to go, Maddux says.</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/why-cool-needs-go-guest-blog-john-maddux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-cool-needs-go-guest-blog-john-maddux#comments Regulation Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:01:00 +0000 90631 at http://beefmagazine.com Check out our new weekly cattle market wrap-up http://beefmagazine.com/blog/check-out-our-new-weekly-cattle-market-wrap <div class="node-body blog-body">Weekly audio reports keep you updated on trends in the feeder cattle and slaughter cow markets.</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/check-out-our-new-weekly-cattle-market-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/check-out-our-new-weekly-cattle-market-wrap#comments Cattle Markets BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:55:00 +0000 90321 at http://beefmagazine.com Optimum preconditioning lengths vary http://beefmagazine.com/blog/optimum-preconditioning-lengths-vary <div class="node-body blog-body">Depending on the source, calves may not need a full 45-day preconditioning period. Recent research indicates that, in the right conditions with the right cattle, preconditioning periods as short as 15 days can work.</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/optimum-preconditioning-lengths-vary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/optimum-preconditioning-lengths-vary#comments Weaning Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:02:00 +0000 90261 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Preconditioning pays</p> Sage grouse plans cause concern for cattle producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sage-grouse-plans-cause-concern-cattle-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">Sage grouse conservation efforts raise questions from cattle producers.</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-plans-cause-concern-cattle-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sage-grouse-plans-cause-concern-cattle-producers#comments Environment Pasture Range Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:27:00 +0000 89941 at http://beefmagazine.com What you can expect from BEEF magazine http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-can-expect-beef-magazine <div class="node-body blog-body">While change in the cattle business, and in the publishing business, is inevitable and even essential, we’ll work just as hard as we always have to keep you informed, entertained and stimulated. </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-you-can-expect-beef-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-can-expect-beef-magazine#comments Business BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:39:00 +0000 89871 at http://beefmagazine.com Sustainability drum beats louder http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-drum-beats-louder <div class="node-body blog-body">Walmart enters the fray with announcement on antibiotics, animal welfare.</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/sustainability-drum-beats-louder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sustainability-drum-beats-louder#comments Beef Quality Beef Industry Products Beef Safety BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 27 May 2015 19:25:00 +0000 89681 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Healthy cattle</p> Why I disagree (sort of) with Troy Marshall http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-i-disagree-sort-troy-marshall <div class="node-body blog-body">Several recent experiences with the educational system left a BEEF editor feeling good about America’s school kids and America’s future. </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/why-i-disagree-sort-troy-marshall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-i-disagree-sort-troy-marshall#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 20 May 2015 13:56:00 +0000 89401 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>BEEF Senior Editor Burt Rutherford with some of the kids and adults involved with a career fair</p> Basic demand drivers still provide the most opportunity http://beefmagazine.com/blog/basic-demand-drivers-still-provide-most-opportunity <div class="node-body blog-body">Digging into the data shows more acceptance of beef industry structure, export markets.</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/basic-demand-drivers-still-provide-most-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/basic-demand-drivers-still-provide-most-opportunity#comments Beef Quality Retail Business Cattle Markets Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 13 May 2015 14:01:00 +0000 89201 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Steaks on the grill</p> The BQA beat drums on http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bqa-beat-drums <div class="node-body blog-body">The first BQA-type of program for cattle producers surfaced in the late 1980s. Since then, the idea, concepts and philosophy of beef quality assurance has been strongly supported by veterinarians and cattle producers. But is that enough?</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/bqa-beat-drums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bqa-beat-drums#comments Beef Quality Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Sat, 02 May 2015 14:10:00 +0000 88901 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>proper injection site</p> Saying goodbye, thank you and good fortune http://beefmagazine.com/blog/saying-goodbye-thank-you-and-good-fortune <div class="node-body blog-body">Editor Joe Roybal had the opportunity to serve 30 years with BEEF magazine. Today, he says goodbye.</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/saying-goodbye-thank-you-and-good-fortune" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/saying-goodbye-thank-you-and-good-fortune#comments People BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:56:00 +0000 88831 at http://beefmagazine.com 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