Beef Quality http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en What Happens On The Ranch Doesn’t Stay On The Ranch http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happens-ranch-doesn-t-stay-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">As the ability of genomics and DNA marker technology to help cattlemen becomes more apparent and available, the number of traits to consider grows. While production-related traits will always be important, consumer-related traits may well grow in importance too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happens-ranch-doesn-t-stay-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-happens-ranch-doesn-t-stay-ranch#comments Beef Quality Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:57:00 +0000 77091 at http://beefmagazine.com Research Says 2% Of All Cattle Are Supershedders http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/research-says-2-all-cattle-are-supershedders <div class="node-body article-body">Studies suggest two key management messages for E. coli management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/research-says-2-all-cattle-are-supershedders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/research-says-2-all-cattle-are-supershedders#comments Beef Quality Tips For Profit Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:28:00 +0000 76821 at http://beefmagazine.com A Montana Cowboy Goes To Russia http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/montana-cowboy-goes-russia <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Sager, DVM DABVP (Beef cattle production) Ph.D. candidate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will ribeyes take their place beside vodka and cigarettes as staples in Russia? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/montana-cowboy-goes-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/montana-cowboy-goes-russia#comments Beef Quality Industry At A Glance Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:19:00 +0000 76581 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>This picture was taken May 27, 2014 and shows a typical pasture in the Miratorg operation. During the growing season, the stocking rate is 1pair/1 to 1.25 acres as the region receives around 30 inches of rain annually.</p> Photo by Bob Sager Industry At A Glance: Cattle-On-Feed - Shifting Regional Differences http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/industry-glance-cattle-feed-shifting-regional-differences <div class="node-body article-body">Late last year, National Beef announced plans to close its Brawley, CA, plant this spring. Meanwhile, Iowa beef producers are eagerly anticipating the Oct. 1 reopening of the Tama, IA, beef plant. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/industry-glance-cattle-feed-shifting-regional-differences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/industry-glance-cattle-feed-shifting-regional-differences#comments Beef Quality Cattle Feed Prices Industry At A Glance Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:52:00 +0000 76191 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><span style="line-height: 20px; font-size: 13.33px;">The top 10 cattle feeding states represent about 86% of the total on-feed population.</span></p> Iowa Set To Debut New Generation Of Beef Plants http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants <div class="node-body blog-body">Iowa cattle feeders will start delivering cattle to a brand-new beef processor, Iowa Premium Beef’s (IPB), IPB’s Tama, IA, plant this fall. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/iowa-set-debut-new-generation-beef-plants#comments Beef Quality Processors Industry At A Glance Meat Matters Wed, 14 May 2014 00:03:00 +0000 75031 at http://beefmagazine.com I Don't Appreciate What I Do Being Called "Farmed & Dangerous" http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/i-dont-appreciate-what-i-do-being-called-farmed-dangerous <div class="field-byline"> By Amanda Radke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to selling food, some brands have adopted fear mongering and an elite moral idealism. One of the biggest practitioners is the Chipotle burrito chain, which preys on consumer emotion by using campaign slogans like &ldquo;food with integrity&rdquo; and &ldquo;cultivate a better world.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/i-dont-appreciate-what-i-do-being-called-farmed-dangerous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/i-dont-appreciate-what-i-do-being-called-farmed-dangerous#comments Beef Quality Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:18:00 +0000 73191 at http://beefmagazine.com Will Crossing Two Clones From Prime, YG1 Carcasses Produce Similar Offspring? http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring <div class="field-byline"> By Burt Rutherford, BEEF Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A unique cloning project at West Texas A&M University aims to move the needle on the commercial production of Prime, Yield Grade 1 beef carcasses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring#comments Selection Tools Beef Quality Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:39:00 +0000 73011 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Kelly Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at West Texas A&amp;M University in Canyon, holds Alpha the bull when he was a calf. Jones was the principle caretaker for Alpha and the three Gamma heifers, animals that resulted from a revolutionary cloning experiment that used muscle tissue from Prime, YG1 carcasses to produce live animals. </span></p> Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness <div class="node-body blog-body">When activist groups and media sensationalize food-bone illness outbreaks without providing the context of the overwhelming safety of the U.S. food supply, they do a disservice to consumers, government and industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:08:00 +0000 72841 at http://beefmagazine.com Grass-Fed Vs. Grain-Fed Ground Beef -- No Difference In Healthfulness http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-ground-beef-no-difference-healthfulness <div class="field-byline"> By Stephen B. Smith, Texas A&amp;M University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Internet is awash in websites that proclaim the nutritional benefits of ground beef from grass-fed cattle. However, researchers in Texas A&amp;M University&rsquo;s Department of Animal Science have published the only two research studies that actually compared the effects of ground beef from grass-fed cattle and traditional, grain-fed cattle on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type II diabetes in men. Was ground beef from grass-fed beef actually more healthful? No, the study found.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-ground-beef-no-difference-healthfulness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-ground-beef-no-difference-healthfulness#comments Beef Quality Beef Industry Products Beef Advocacy Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:51:00 +0000 72801 at http://beefmagazine.com There Is No Magical Cow Size That Guarantees Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&nbsp;had several people this week dispute my statement from last week that biological efficiency doesn&rsquo;t vary among the accepted range in mature size in the industry (&ldquo;The Bearish Math On The Beef Industry Doesn&rsquo;t Add Up&rdquo;). The bottom line is that maintenance costs rise as mature size increases, but it&rsquo;s not a 1:1 relationship. In fact, the general rule of thumb is that maintenance costs are calculated by taking mature size to the .7 power.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability#comments Selection Tools Beef Quality Cattle Marketing Beef Industry Products My View From The Country Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:34:00 +0000 72311 at http://beefmagazine.com