Waynesville, NC, backgrounder and cattle marketer John Queen assumes the reins of the National Cattlemen's Beef Assocaition in early February. Read a profile on the incoming president in the January issue of BEEF, now available online at www.beef-mag.com.

In the same issue, you'll find articles on how 13 Kentucky producers are pooling their genetics and calf crops to garner bigger paydays in "The Positives Of Pooling." There are also in-depth pieces on the effect of ethanol production on beef production -- "Ethanol Fallout" -- and lots more industry management and news.
-- Joe Roybal