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  • Aug 27, 2014
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    Energy-Guzzling Billionaire Gives Up Burgers For The Environment 1

    There’s at least a little bit of hypocrisy in all of us. We all, at times, don’t fully walk our talk, and that’s just plain human nature. Some hypocrisy is so subtle that it takes a bit of background knowledge and a little ruminating to appreciate, while other incidents slap you across the face with their immediate clarity....More
  • beef checkoff twitter party
    Aug 27, 2014
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    Beef Checkoff Hosting Twitter Party Tonight!

    From Instagram to Twitter, the beef checkoff program is connecting with consumers online using the hashtags #withbeef and #beefselfie. Ranchers are encouraged to participate, and there are plenty of beef prizes up for grabs, too. Here is a roundup of the contest and event details....More
  • Aug 21, 2014
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    Why The Movie “Noah” Upset This Rancher 11

    Who knew that Noah, the Biblical hero of the Great Flood, was actually one the first environmental activists? Troy Marshall gives his review of the movie "Noah."...More
  • improving the beef checkoff
    Aug 21, 2014
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    Future Of The National Beef Checkoff Remains In Doubt 1

    What's ahead for the national beef checkoff? A draft report from the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group suggests revising the system so more contractors can be involved and increasing the producer contribution to $2....More
  • COOL labeling issues
    Aug 20, 2014
    Commentary

    Appeals Court Ruling On COOL Could Hamstring All Producers 3

    A federal appeals court ruling in late July on country-of-origin labeling should have sent a chill down the spine of every single member of the industry, be they COOL supporters or opponents. Judge Janice Rogers Brown’s dissenting opinion nailed the producer ramifications of the decision perfectly....More
  • improving cattle industry genetics
    Aug 19, 2014
    Commentary

    Do You Want Progress Or Change In Cattle Breeding? 2

    We have great tools; but, because of genetic and environmental antagonisms, I think we need to be satisfied with slow change in a balanced approach – maintaining or slowly improving genetics for cowherd productivity....More
  • Horsehide technology
    Aug 19, 2014
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    Will You Be Ranching Like The Jetsons In 10 Years? 3

    The beef industry hasn’t seen nothing yet. That’s the message from those who peer into the future to see how our present will change. And if one futurist is anywhere close to right, grab the saddle horn, because the speed of technological change is going from a high lope to a dead run....More
  • Aug 19, 2014
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    5 Headlines That Celebrate Stock Show Kids

    Ranch kids get to grow up with cattle, horses and wide open spaces in their backyard. This playground offers lots of opportunities to learn important life lessons, make memories and have fun, too. Here are five headlines that celebrate these kids....More
  • Aug 18, 2014
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    A New Puppy Teaches This Old Dog New Life Lessons

    In a few short days, our new puppy has made everyone in our family smile a little more, and made me realize that’s a job that shouldn’t be left just to the puppy....More
  • winter weather
    Aug 18, 2014
    Commentary

    Are You Worried About The Predicted Polar Vortex Coming This Fall? 3

    Long-range forecasters are predicting another polar vortex. Are cattlemen ready for an early return of winter?...More
  • heavier cattle weights
    Aug 14, 2014
    Commentary

    Why Is Death Loss Increasing In Heavier Beef Cattle? 16

    Lots of good cattlemen believe there’s a trend taking place – that there’s something we’re doing from either a management or genetic standpoint that is increasing the health risk and susceptibility of larger-weight feedlot animals. Is it true? BEEF discusses....More
  • My cousin Mikayla, sister Laura, cousin Kristin, and I after baling hay
    Aug 11, 2014
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    My Good Old Days Were On The Farm 2

    From feeding to baling, and planting to training, my cousins, siblings and I always found ways to turn hard work into fun challenges. These memories, among many others, were the simple pleasures and privileges of being a farm kid that I will cherish forever....More
  • Aug 11, 2014
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    Muck Boots Keeps Stepping In The Muck On Social Media 18

    Muck Boots is in hot water with its agricultural customers on social media over a fundraiser for HSUS. Here is an update on the company’s response to the online uproar....More
  • Aug 7, 2014
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    Why The Circle Of Life Is More Meaningful To Ranchers 3

    Even though all ranchers understand the circle of life, that doesn’t make losing a valued four-legged family member any easier. This week, our family shed a few tears....More

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