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  • Nov 14, 2013

    What Do We Do About The .01 Percent Of Producers Who Actually Abuse Animals? 7

    Another disturbing video surfaced this week showing animal abuse. Given the frailty of the human condition, it may be that the industry can never totally eliminate these kind of events from happening. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep trying....More
  • Nov 13, 2013

    Industry-First Locomotion Scoring Program Aimed At Combating Lameness

    Zinpro Corporation – in conjunction with the Beef Cattle Institute and Kansas State University – has developed the Step-Up management Program....More
  • USDA photo by Lance Cheung
    Oct 25, 2013

    Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Provides A Real-World Taste To Urbanites 1

    Most community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs are focused on little operations that mostly specialize in vegetables or produce, but there are some that provide meat....More
  • Oct 24, 2013

    My Wife’s Absence Exposes Beef’s Convenience Shortcomings 14

    With my wife’s absence because of a three-week trip, my three kids and I have been conducting our own little research project in convenience foods, and the results are highly discouraging. I can definitely tell you that the beef industry is getting clobbered in the frozen-foods section....More
  • Oct 8, 2013

    South Dakota Ranchers Connect To Consumers

    Troy and Stacy Hadrick are South Dakota ranchers and founders of Advocates for Agriculture. They talk about why it's so important to connect to consumers and how their ranch management has been affected by those relationships....More
  • chinese beef market
    Oct 1, 2013

    Chinese Beef Market Surging; U.S. Locked Out 5

    The North American Meat Association (NAMA)reported this week that Canadian beef exports to China totaled 10,088 tons for the first half of this year. That’s triple the year-ago amount for Canada and illustrates how beef demand in China is booming....More
  • Sep 23, 2013

    Temple Grandin Shares Top Cattle Handling Tips 1

    Animal welfare and proper animal handling is at the forefront of consumers’ minds; and no one has been more at the forefront of the animal welfare and handling wave than Temple Grandin....More
  • chipotle ads attack agrigulture
    Sep 19, 2013

    A Scarecrow Aptly Named 3

    Here’s an inconvenient truth—negative marketing works. Or perhaps “unfortunate” is a better word. From politicians still in office to those on the outside, like Al Gore, negative marketing is standard fare. Now it appears the same holds true in the food world....More
  • beef demand
    Sep 12, 2013

    It’s A Long, Long Road Back To Recovering Lost Beef Demand

    The industry has learned to compensate and move forward when market shocks like BSE and LFTB happen. Unfortunately, while the damage can be inflicted in mere days, it takes cattlemen decades to recover, if ever....More
  • Aug 29, 2013

    Beef Quality vs. Economy Isn’t The Real Question 3

    As a commodity business, the biggest focus has always been on lowering the cost of production. But the great irony is that beef can’t compete on a cost basis with pork or poultry. Thus, our niche is being the low-cost producer of a high-quality product. The trick is, and always has been, finding the balance....More

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