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  • Sep 23, 2013
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Aug 15, 2013
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    Chipotle Changes Its Tune On Beef 22

    Desperate times for call desperate measures. At least that’s apparently what Chipotle is saying with the burrito chain’s consideration of using “antibiotic-treated” beef in its menu. To the rest of us, that translates into “conventionally raised” beef....More
  • PED virus
    Jul 11, 2013
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    PED Virus Worries U.S. Hog Industry 3

    The presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea has now has been reported in swine herds in 16 states in the U.S., and confirmed in Iowa and North Carolina, the nation’s top two hog-producing states, respectively....More
  • beef checkoff photo beef demand
    Jul 3, 2013
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    Ominous Warnings In The Midst Of Good Times 5

    The vast majority of beef producers support the checkoff, but even its most avid supporters recognize that the declining revenue is becoming a major issue in regard to the program’s effectiveness....More
  • pork prices buy up beef market share
    Jun 27, 2013
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    Pork Is The New Poultry As It Buys Market Share

    The lesson for the beef industry is that we had better figure out a way to combat these market share-buying strategies by our pork and poultry competitors, because they certainly aren't backing off on their efforts....More
  • withdrawal guidelines for food animal drugs
    Jun 25, 2013
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    A Guide To Understanding Animal Drug Withdrawal Times 2

    The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) sets slaughter withdrawal times for approved food animal drugs. Let’s discuss the work that goes into ensuring their safety....More
  • Jun 20, 2013
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    Time Is Running Out On Beef Demand 9

    The numbers continue to tell a depressing story relative to the beef industry’s efforts to grow market share and demand. Perhaps most alarming is that we’ve become so conditioned to losing market share to our competitors......More

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