The annual 4C Summit brings together hundreds of beef and dairy producers and their spouses to hear how successful entrepreneurs in other industries address and solve problems. The sponsors, Elanco and MICRO, say the purpose is to provide a unique leadership-building experience to their top customers
I do a fair amount of recreational reading, by which I mean reading that it isn’t related to my job. My wife likes to kid me that my reading subjects aren’t all that recreational, because it mostly revolves around autobiographical history....More
It may be the week leading up to July 4, but that doesn’t mean the news is cooling off. Here’s a roundup of headlines to interest and entertain you as you prepare to fire up the grill for Independence Day.
The 4C Summit is an executive leadership program hosted by Elanco and MICRO for their top producer clients in the beef and dairy industries. Mark Shaw, president of MICRO, provides some background on the strategy that went into the development of the 4C Summit concept....More
Stephen J. Barnard addresses the logistical challenges and opportunities open to those in his market, as well as what he sees as very bright prospects for those engaged in agricultural production in general....More
Harold Edwards is CEO and president of the Limoneira Company, which is headquartered in Santa Paula, CA. He provides his thoughts on the future of agribusiness, and the mission of the Limoneira Company....More
In recent columns, I’ve touched on the following topics:
• Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and through people – usually those closest to the business, land and livestock....More
A Harvard study links red meat consumption to an increased risk of breast cancer. But the study is weak, and there have been numerous counter studies over the years concluding that the link between beef and cancer is erroneous. Help spread the word with these five blog posts that debunk the red meat and cancer myth....More
The fed and feeder cattle market, ignoring historical norms and every price chart ever constructed, continues to gain tsunami-like momentum as summer officially kicks off. What does that mean for your fall marketing plans?
Beef prices continue to get higher, but sales volume is starting to struggle compared to previous years, especially when you consider just how important the Fourth of July holiday is to grilling....More
Doubling the $1/head national beef checkoff should be a no-brainer. But perceptions about “control” of the checkoff and its spending continue to stymie efforts by various groups to do what should be obvious....More
Entitled “Started Small And Just Got Lucky,” Kenneth Eng’s book is due out this fall and is described as “an autobiographical and historical account of a country boy’s 50+ years journey through the cattle industry.”...More
Although I’m not a big TV watcher, I do make a point to keep up with a few favorites. In our household, it’s “Parks & Recreation,” a show about government workers working in the Parks and Rec department in Pawnee, IN....More
The U.S. cattle industry received some very positive news this week when Hong Kong announced it would fully reopen to U.S. beef. For more on the export front, as well as a roundup of more news that made headlines this week, check out BEEF’s Top Headlines.
Dinklage Cattle Co. was among cattle operations suffering major cattle and property losses as a result of tornados that hit northeast Nebraska on Monday, one of which devastated the small farming community of Pilger, NE....More