Business http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Politics, Power & Greed Driving The Checkoff Controversy http://beefmagazine.com/blog/politics-power-greed-driving-checkoff-controversy <div class="node-body blog-body">The great irony in the current controversy involving the beef checkoff is that there are real and substantive issues with the program. As always, government’s response to excessive regulation and oversight is to take more control and usurp more power from constituents.</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/politics-power-greed-driving-checkoff-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/politics-power-greed-driving-checkoff-controversy#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:00 +0000 81301 at http://beefmagazine.com Producers Must Act Now To Save Their Beef Checkoff Program http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-must-act-now-save-their-beef-checkoff-program <div class="node-body blog-body">A small window remains for concerned cattlemen to act to save their national checkoff program.</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/producers-must-act-now-save-their-beef-checkoff-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-must-act-now-save-their-beef-checkoff-program#comments Cattle Industry Structure My View From The Country Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:00 +0000 81311 at http://beefmagazine.com Get Your Cattle Feeding Program Geared Up For A Bad Winter http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/get-your-cattle-feeding-program-geared-bad-winter <div class="node-body article-body">If the current forecasts for an El Niño weather pattern prove true, cattle will have cold, wet conditions to contend with this winter. Get your cattle feeding program ready to help your cowherd succeed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/get-your-cattle-feeding-program-geared-bad-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/get-your-cattle-feeding-program-geared-bad-winter#comments Ranch Management Nutrition Tips For Profit Winter Weather Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:35:00 +0000 81291 at http://beefmagazine.com 3 Blogs That Show Why Raising Country Kids Rocks http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-blogs-show-why-raising-country-kids-rocks <div class="node-body blog-body">Raising kids in the country offers many benefits. Here are three blogs that share the pros of having children grow up on the ranch.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-blogs-show-why-raising-country-kids-rocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-blogs-show-why-raising-country-kids-rocks#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 81231 at http://beefmagazine.com Modeling Research Helping Reduce Emissions, Add Profit To Beef Production http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/modeling-research-helping-reduce-emissions-add-profit-beef-production <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef nutrition models have the potential to be applied to help reduce greenhouse emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/modeling-research-helping-reduce-emissions-add-profit-beef-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/modeling-research-helping-reduce-emissions-add-profit-beef-production#comments Ranch Management Sustainability Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:57:00 +0000 81251 at http://beefmagazine.com A Nebraska Cattle Feeder Stands Up For Her Industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nebraska-cattle-feeder-stands-her-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I just finished up doing our November issue cover story on a remarkable woman named Anne Burkholder of Cozad, NE. For those of you who follow <em>BEEF</em> magazine regularly, you know our November issue is our Trailblazer issue, so you can guess why Anne is on the cover.</p> <p>Burkholder is the magazine&rsquo;s 21st Trailblazer Award honoree. It&rsquo;s an annual award given by <em>BEEF</em> editorial staff to a U.S. producer in recognition of his or her volunteer efforts. The award is sponsored by John Deere.</p></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/nebraska-cattle-feeder-stands-her-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nebraska-cattle-feeder-stands-her-industry#comments People BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:28:00 +0000 81241 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Trending Headlines—States Oppose USDA Checkoff Plan & McDonalds Shows How Beef Patties Are Made http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-states-oppose-usda-checkoff-plan-mcdonalds-shows-how-beef-patties-are- <div class="node-body gallery-body">From the war on bovine TB to a war on feral pigs and a brewing controversy over the beef checkoff, there’s lots of interesting news happening in agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-states-oppose-usda-checkoff-plan-mcdonalds-shows-how-beef-patties-are-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-states-oppose-usda-checkoff-plan-mcdonalds-shows-how-beef-patties-are-#comments Business Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:06:00 +0000 81191 at http://beefmagazine.com This May Be The Year To Over-Winter Cull Cows http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/may-be-year-over-winter-cull-cows <div class="node-body article-body">A big factor in the decision is whether the pasture or hay is available to carry cows through the winter cost-effectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/may-be-year-over-winter-cull-cows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/may-be-year-over-winter-cull-cows#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Sustainability Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:46:00 +0000 81091 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Range cow on pasture</p> Herd Rebuilding? Efficiency Matters As Much As Expansion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/herd-rebuilding-efficiency-matters-much-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">Even in “bad” years, some beef producers make money, while some producers lose money even in “good” years. With pastureland values surging today relative to cropland values, industry inefficiency is getting tougher to sustain – even with today’s stellar cattle prices. Fortunately, there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit for producers to capture in raising their operational efficiency.</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/herd-rebuilding-efficiency-matters-much-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/herd-rebuilding-efficiency-matters-much-expansion#comments Cattle Industry Structure BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:40:00 +0000 81041 at http://beefmagazine.com What You Need To Know About The Beef Checkoff Drama http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-need-know-about-beef-checkoff-drama <div class="node-body blog-body">Citing what he says is the beef industry’s failed attempt to compromise and fix perceived issues within the checkoff program, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has vowed to create a new program. Here is a rundown of how the drama is playing out within the beef industry.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-need-know-about-beef-checkoff-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-need-know-about-beef-checkoff-drama#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 80921 at http://beefmagazine.com