BEEF Magazine http://beefmagazine.com/rss.xml en Meat must stay on the military menu http://beefmagazine.com/blog/meat-must-stay-military-menu <div class="node-body blog-body">The House of Representatives says no to activist pressures to eliminate meat options on Mondays for our men and women in the Armed Forces. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/meat-must-stay-military-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/meat-must-stay-military-menu#comments People Retail Government Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 102531 at http://beefmagazine.com Year-round pasture management tips to maximize on-farm forages http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/year-round-pasture-management-tips-maximize-farm-forages <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Fears for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Putting pastures to work full-time offers low-cost source of cattle nutrition, with the right approach.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/year-round-pasture-management-tips-maximize-farm-forages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/year-round-pasture-management-tips-maximize-farm-forages#comments Grazing Systems Pasture Health Pasture Range Tips For Profit Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:32:00 +0000 102581 at http://beefmagazine.com Best risk strategy options for cattle producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">How do you manage price risk amid gut-wrenching volatility? Preserve and add value to your calf-crop. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers#comments Ranch Management Feedlots Business Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:16:00 +0000 102551 at http://beefmagazine.com If price discovery is a public good, should private industry pay? http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/if-price-discovery-public-good-should-private-industry-pay <div class="node-body article-body">Solving the conundrum of price discovery in fed cattle will be neither easy nor quick. Part 4 of a multipart series. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/if-price-discovery-public-good-should-private-industry-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/if-price-discovery-public-good-should-private-industry-pay#comments Cattle Industry Structure Ranch Management Cattle Markets Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:48:00 +0000 102601 at http://beefmagazine.com Sustainable beef? U.S. has most environmentally friendly livestock industry in the world http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/sustainable-beef-us-has-most-environmentally-friendly-livestock-industry-world <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. livestock production has the smallest carbon footprint per unit of production in the world. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/sustainable-beef-us-has-most-environmentally-friendly-livestock-industry-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/sustainable-beef-us-has-most-environmentally-friendly-livestock-industry-world#comments Environment Pasture Range Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:48:00 +0000 102561 at http://beefmagazine.com Do your cows stack up? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-your-cows-stack <div class="node-body blog-body">Examine your herd’s weaknesses one by one to see if you can do something to improve. As you remove weaknesses from your herd, herd profit tends to go up.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-your-cows-stack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-your-cows-stack#comments Ranch Management Business Market Advisor Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:48:00 +0000 102541 at http://beefmagazine.com Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim to swap Merial and Boehringer Ingelheim's Consumer Healthcare businesses http://beefmagazine.com/allied-industry/sanofi-boehringer-ingelheim-swap-merial-and-boehringer-ingelheims-consumer-healthcar <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?broadhead./8d4c06bc28/f62e9feb40/31df328de1" title="Sanofi"><strong>Sanofi</strong></a> and <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?broadhead./8d4c06bc28/f62e9feb40/ed5cca</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/allied-industry/sanofi-boehringer-ingelheim-swap-merial-and-boehringer-ingelheims-consumer-healthcar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allied Industry Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:47:24 +0000 102591 at http://beefmagazine.com How to live with fescue, because you can’t live without it http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/how-live-fescue-because-you-can-t-live-without-it <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>By Lindsey Grimes, BioZyme Nutrition Field Support</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/how-live-fescue-because-you-can-t-live-without-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture Range Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:39:15 +0000 102571 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Trending Headlines: Better forage with managed grazing; PLUS: Why BQA matters to you http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/5-trending-headlines-better-forage-managed-grazing-plus-why-bqa-matters-you <div class="node-body gallery-body">Are you ready for drones? How about taking a look at your grazing systems or reading some ideas on keeping the cowherd profitable? That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/5-trending-headlines-better-forage-managed-grazing-plus-why-bqa-matters-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/5-trending-headlines-better-forage-managed-grazing-plus-why-bqa-matters-you#comments Beef Quality Pasture Range Nutrition Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:44:00 +0000 102521 at http://beefmagazine.com SD Prime Time Gala raises $212,000 to stock food pantries with beef http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sd-prime-time-gala-raises-212000-stock-food-pantries-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">The South Dakota Prime Time Gala has raised more than a half million dollars in three years to purchase beef for Feeding South Dakota. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sd-prime-time-gala-raises-212000-stock-food-pantries-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/sd-prime-time-gala-raises-212000-stock-food-pantries-beef#comments Beef Quality Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality People Retail Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 102511 at http://beefmagazine.com Would you like netwrap, twine or plastic with your bale? http://beefmagazine.com/vermeer-corporation/would-you-netwrap-twine-or-plastic-your-bale <div class="field-byline"> SPONSORED </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Your bale packaging material isn’t just about bale presentation, it’s about potential storage losses, herd health, feed value, weight gains, meat/milk production, and fuel and labor costs.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/vermeer-corporation/would-you-netwrap-twine-or-plastic-your-bale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/vermeer-corporation/would-you-netwrap-twine-or-plastic-your-bale#comments Cattle Feeding Systems Vermeer Corporation Pasture Range Nutrition Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:00:00 +0000 102471 at http://beefmagazine.com 20+ images from the 2016 South Dakota Prime Time Gala http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/20-images-2016-south-dakota-prime-time-gala <div class="node-body gallery-body">The South Dakota Prime Time Gala raised $212,000 at the 2016 event held June 25, 2016, to help stock the state's food pantries with beef. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/20-images-2016-south-dakota-prime-time-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/20-images-2016-south-dakota-prime-time-gala#comments Beef Quality Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:33:00 +0000 102501 at http://beefmagazine.com Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Normal seasonal declines continue http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/weekly-cattle-market-wrap-normal-seasonal-declines-continue <div class="node-body audio-body">Feeder cattle runs continue their normal seasonal declines with 10,000 head less than the previous week. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-markets/weekly-cattle-market-wrap-normal-seasonal-declines-continue" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="weekly cattle market outlook" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/06/weekly-cattle-market-wrap-upproof1r5.jpeg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/beef Mag fdr ctl and cow audio 2016 06 23.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=3102928">beef Mag fdr ctl and cow audio 2016 06 23.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/weekly-cattle-market-wrap-normal-seasonal-declines-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/weekly-cattle-market-wrap-normal-seasonal-declines-continue#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Markets Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:11:00 +0000 102491 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Feeder cattle runs continue their normal seasonal declines with 10,000 head less than the previous week. There were 24,600 head at the test auctions but that was still 5,000 head over last year. Prices were $2-$10 lower with instances steady on just a few items.</p> Meat Market Update | Sales volume sees huge boost from Father's Day weekend http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-sales-volume-sees-huge-boost-fathers-day-weekend <div class="node-body video-body">Sales volume was very good with 7,073 total loads sold -- the largest volume since October of last year. That big increase in volume indicates that beef movement for last week's big grilling holiday was good.</div> <div class="field-byline"> By Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Reporter </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-sales-volume-sees-huge-boost-fathers-day-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-sales-volume-sees-huge-boost-fathers-day-weekend#comments Beef Quality Cattle Markets Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:27:00 +0000 102481 at http://beefmagazine.com Why pasture shade pays http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/why-pasture-shade-pays <div class="field-byline"> Alan Newport for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several research trials show shade in pastures produces financial reward, but returns vary with weather and cattle heat tolerance. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/why-pasture-shade-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/why-pasture-shade-pays#comments Cow-Calf Pasture Range Nutrition Tips For Profit Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 102401 at http://beefmagazine.com 6 popular grilling trends for summer 2016 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-popular-grilling-trends-summer-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">What are this season’s hot barbecue trends? Belmont Meats explores what consumers are looking for when they fire up the grill this summer.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-popular-grilling-trends-summer-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-popular-grilling-trends-summer-2016#comments Beef Quality Beef Quality Retail Business Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 102391 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers determine beef’s fortune and future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future <div class="node-body blog-body">A panel of economists and beef experts thinks the prosperity and economic sustainability of the beef industry begins and ends with consumers. Do you agree?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future#comments Beef Quality Beef Quality Cattle Economics Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:10:00 +0000 102461 at http://beefmagazine.com Do you plan to use drones on your operation? http://beefmagazine.com/poll/06222016 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>The Federal Aviation Administration recently finalized rules for commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.</p></div><form action="/poll/06222016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-10211-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-10211"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-10211" name="choice" value="10211" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-10221-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-10221"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-10221" name="choice" value="10221" class="form-radio" /> No</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-10231-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-10231"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-10231" name="choice" value="10231" class="form-radio" /> Don’t know</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="102451" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-8o1dxM4K1j9oqPQCMhGUdDL7X-Pu5au_Pg7H-nH0cik" value="form-8o1dxM4K1j9oqPQCMhGUdDL7X-Pu5au_Pg7H-nH0cik" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/poll/06222016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/poll/06222016#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:46:30 +0000 102451 at http://beefmagazine.com Comparing different cattle breeds? Use the 2016 across-breed EPD table http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/comparing-different-cattle-breeds-use-2016-across-breed-epd-table <div class="field-byline"> U.S. Meat Animal Research Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USMARC geneticists have updated their long-standing across-breed EPD table with the newest and latest genetic information for 18 breeds.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/comparing-different-cattle-breeds-use-2016-across-breed-epd-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/comparing-different-cattle-breeds-use-2016-across-breed-epd-table#comments Cattle Genetics Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:47:00 +0000 102441 at http://beefmagazine.com Prime and Choice beef dominating production http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/prime-and-choice-beef-dominating-production <div class="node-body article-body">— Over the past 15 years, Choice and Prime beef have grown to a bigger share of overall production and consumers continue to gobble up the higher-priced product. This bodes well for the beef business. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/prime-and-choice-beef-dominating-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/prime-and-choice-beef-dominating-production#comments Beef Quality Retail Industry At A Glance Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:46:00 +0000 102431 at http://beefmagazine.com How to treat, prevent snakebite in cattle and horses http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/how-treat-prevent-snakebite-cattle-and-horses <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In just about any place that cattle graze, venomous snakes slither and that means the chance for snakebite is ever-present. And anyone who has seen the after-effects in a snakebitten cow, horse or dog knows just how toxic the venom can be.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/how-treat-prevent-snakebite-cattle-and-horses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/how-treat-prevent-snakebite-cattle-and-horses#comments Health Pasture Range Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:45:00 +0000 102421 at http://beefmagazine.com Getty Images BIF names Commercial, Seedstock Producer of the Year winners http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/bif-names-commercial-seedstock-producer-year-winners <div class="node-body article-body">In an ongoing tradition of recognizing the best of the best, the Beef Improvement Federation has named its commercial and seedstock award winners. Find out who won here.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/bif-names-commercial-seedstock-producer-year-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/bif-names-commercial-seedstock-producer-year-winners#comments Beef Quality Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:42:00 +0000 102411 at http://beefmagazine.com Why the Choice-Select spread matters to you http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-choice-select-spread-matters-you <div class="node-body blog-body">Choice-grading cattle bring premiums back to the ranch.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-choice-select-spread-matters-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/why-choice-select-spread-matters-you#comments Cattle Prices BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:44:00 +0000 102381 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Quality grade premiums are available and profitable even in a down market.</p> Vaccinate beef cattle on arrival, boost the bottom line http://beefmagazine.com/vaccination/vaccinate-beef-cattle-arrival-boost-bottom-line <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><em>By Douglas Hilbig, DVM, Beef Zoetis Technical Services</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/vaccination/vaccinate-beef-cattle-arrival-boost-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vaccination Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:55:33 +0000 102371 at http://beefmagazine.com Here’s how to get more pounds and more profit from your calves http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/here-s-how-get-more-pounds-and-more-profit-your-calves <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Even a casual check of the cattle markets the past months shows the tremendous volatility that has hit all classes of cattle.</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/here-s-how-get-more-pounds-and-more-profit-your-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nutrition Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:42:32 +0000 102361 at http://beefmagazine.com Providing cattle with a good mineral program makes ‘cents’ http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/providing-cattle-good-mineral-program-makes-cents <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Cattle have some basic nutritional needs. These are water, energy, protein, minerals and vitamins.</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/providing-cattle-good-mineral-program-makes-cents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nutrition Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:44 +0000 102351 at http://beefmagazine.com How U.S. ag is a global leader and why consumers should care http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-us-ag-global-leader-and-why-consumers-should-care <div class="node-body blog-body">American agriculture is a competitive global leader resulting in an abundance of safe, healthy, affordable food, but do our consumers know or care? </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-us-ag-global-leader-and-why-consumers-should-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-us-ag-global-leader-and-why-consumers-should-care#comments Beef Quality Beef Demand People Retail Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 102331 at http://beefmagazine.com On-arrival vaccination cuts BRD morbidity, mortality http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/arrival-vaccination-cuts-brd-morbidity-mortality <div class="field-byline"> Compiled By Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Oklahoma feeder trial shows positive results from on-arrival BRD vaccination in high-risk calves. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/arrival-vaccination-cuts-brd-morbidity-mortality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/arrival-vaccination-cuts-brd-morbidity-mortality#comments BEEF Vet Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:28:00 +0000 102341 at http://beefmagazine.com Oklahoma will vote on right to farm this November http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oklahoma-will-vote-right-farm-november <div class="node-body blog-body">Oklahoma farmers and ranchers will face HSUS head on as the agricultural industry attempts to pass a Right to Farm measure on the ballot this November. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oklahoma-will-vote-right-farm-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/oklahoma-will-vote-right-farm-november#comments Regulation Ranch Management Government Sustainability BEEF Daily Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 102321 at http://beefmagazine.com Proven technology adds pounds, solves grazing challenges in pasture cattle http://beefmagazine.com/elanco-animal-health/proven-technology-adds-pounds-solves-grazing-challenges-pasture-cattle <div class="field-byline"> SPONSORED </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manage grazing challenges in pasture cattle by using a proven technology to add pounds and manage coccidiosis. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/elanco-animal-health/proven-technology-adds-pounds-solves-grazing-challenges-pasture-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BEEF Vet Elanco Animal Health Health Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:00:00 +0000 102271 at http://beefmagazine.com