Business http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en 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 Consulting Nutritionist David McClellan Looks Ahead At Cattle Feeding Challenges http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/consulting-nutritionist-david-mcclellan-looks-ahead-cattle-feeding-challen <div class="node-body video-body">David McClellan took time to discuss with BEEF magazine the developments he’s seen in the industry over that quarter century and what he sees as today’s challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/consulting-nutritionist-david-mcclellan-looks-ahead-cattle-feeding-challen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/consulting-nutritionist-david-mcclellan-looks-ahead-cattle-feeding-challen#comments Cattle Industry Structure Nutrition Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:54:00 +0000 80941 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Trending Headlines: EPA Extends Comment Period On Water Rule, PLUS: Early Weaning Steers Gain Better http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-epa-extends-comment-period-water-rule-plus-early-weaning-steers-gain-b <div class="node-body gallery-body">EPA announced it will extend the comment period for the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule from Oct. 20 to Nov. 14. Plus, information on how to prevent BVD carriers in your cowherd. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-epa-extends-comment-period-water-rule-plus-early-weaning-steers-gain-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-epa-extends-comment-period-water-rule-plus-early-weaning-steers-gain-b#comments Business Government Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:49:00 +0000 80951 at http://beefmagazine.com Kenneth Eng On 2014 Cow-Calf Efficiency Symposium http://beefmagazine.com/business/kenneth-eng-2014-cow-calf-efficiency-symposium <div class="node-body video-body">Kenneth Eng, benefactor of the Dr. Kenneth Eng and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation, talks about the need and applications of more intensive management in the cow-calf sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/business/kenneth-eng-2014-cow-calf-efficiency-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/business/kenneth-eng-2014-cow-calf-efficiency-symposium#comments Business Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:14:00 +0000 80901 at http://beefmagazine.com Fundamentals Are Strong Despite Producer Wariness http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/fundamentals-are-strong-despite-producer-wariness <div class="node-body article-body">The prospects for herd expansion for much of the rest of the decade suggest that cattle prices are likely to grind higher yet from current record levels before peaking and working lower toward the end of the decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/fundamentals-are-strong-despite-producer-wariness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/fundamentals-are-strong-despite-producer-wariness#comments Cattle Prices Beef Demand Business Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:29:00 +0000 80871 at http://beefmagazine.com My Secret To Life Is To Dream Big & Think Positive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-secret-life-dream-big-think-positive <div class="node-body blog-body">Motivation can be influenced by outside sources, but the harsh reality is that it is largely self-determined. Thus, you can’t allow others to determine your attitude and motivation, but how do you do that when outside forces seem overwhelmingly negative? Here are a couple of points to consider.</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/my-secret-life-dream-big-think-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/my-secret-life-dream-big-think-positive#comments Business My View From The Country Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:21:00 +0000 80781 at http://beefmagazine.com Whatever Happened To This Nation’s Support For Capitalism? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whatever-happened-nation-s-support-capitalism <div class="node-body blog-body">A growing paradigm in the U.S. isn’t conducive with the capitalism that built this country.</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/whatever-happened-nation-s-support-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whatever-happened-nation-s-support-capitalism#comments Cattle Industry Structure Government My View From The Country Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:19:00 +0000 80791 at http://beefmagazine.com