Find BEEF magazine's annual state-of-the-industry report at: beefmagazine.com/advertisers/BEEF%20SOI%202008_0609.pdf. Penned by Shane Ellis, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist, the 15-page PDF file provides an overview of the U.S. beef industry's current status and prospects, as well as discussion and easy-to-reference graphics on demand factors, inventory issues by sector, prices and profitability, industry structure and more.