Changes to the school lunch program based on USDA MyPlate guidelines have greatly decreased the animal proteins and fats offered to the nation’s youth. This decision has generated a lot of criticism from parents and kids alike....More
A vegan blogger has taken BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke to task over her post about the documentary, “Cowspiracy,” which charged beef production with being a huge waste of water. She offers 6 reasons to ignore the “cowspiracy” and eat the burger anyway....More
Take a look at some research that shows leasing winter grazing may be a profitable alternative, plus research on cattle shrink and guidelines to help veterinarians and producers when castrating and dehorning cattle.
Here is the roundup of three news items that went viral over the weekend. Miss New Mexico was a champion for agriculture during the Miss America Pageant on Sunday. A risk communication expert suggests ranchers should work with PETA instead of against it. And, a study concludes that vegetarians aren’t as healthy as meat-eaters....More
Despite all the reams of data and sophisticated modeling, and the acknowledgement that fundamentals eventually determine the price, in the short term, it is often fear and greed that rule the day....More
The North Dakota CattleWomen are hosting the third annual "Beefin' It Up; Fuel for the Finish" 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. Learn all the details in today’s blog, and how the proceeds will help educate school children about beef....More
Many cattle producers are looking ahead to fall and its cooler temperatures. With a red-hot calf market, however, what’s the best option - to sell at weaning or precondition and capture extra value? Explore this and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
It’s a run like no other. Cattle prices are at record levels for all sectors, feed prices are down and drought has lifted — or at least eased — in much of the country outside the far West, most notably California....More
With cattle prices up and feed costs down, many producers outside the major drought areas are contemplating holding back additional replacement heifers from their 2014 calf crop. But what are the economics of doing so?...More
BEEF magazine editors polled our readers in July about their cowherd plans in 2014/15 concerning their cowherd. A total of 51.7% of respondents say they plan to expand by 1% to 10%; 19.4% plan to grow by 11% or more; and 17.1% plan to keep their herd size about the same....More