Cattle Industry Structure http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Profitability Suggests We’re In A “Livestock Era” http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/profitability-suggests-we-re-livestock-era <div class="node-body article-body">“If the years from 2007 to 2013 could be described as the ‘Grain Era,’ in which crop sector incomes had an extraordinary run, then the coming period may be described as the ‘Animal Era,’ when producers of animal products have strong returns,” says Chris Hurt, Purdue University agricultural economist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/profitability-suggests-we-re-livestock-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/profitability-suggests-we-re-livestock-era#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Markets Gold Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:11:00 +0000 82461 at http://beefmagazine.com NFU “Clarifies” Its Beef Checkoff Position, Hangs Vilsack Out To Dry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef business is scratching its collective head this week, following an apparent reversal in the National Farmer’s Union stance on creating a second, government-run beef checkoff.</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/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nfu-clarifies-its-beef-checkoff-position-hangs-vilsack-out-dry#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business My View From The Country Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:30:00 +0000 82331 at http://beefmagazine.com The Demise Of The American Angus Association Is Overstated http://beefmagazine.com/blog/demise-american-angus-association-overstated <div class="node-body blog-body">At the American Angus Association’s annual convention last week, the organization and membership made it clear that any divisions are much smaller than the common vision and goals.</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/demise-american-angus-association-overstated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/demise-american-angus-association-overstated#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business My View From The Country Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:55:00 +0000 82281 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef’s Production Efficiency Contributes To Environmental Quality http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality <div class="node-body blog-body">Although scientists and agricultural producers often differ in their views of climate change, the fact is the efficiency of U.S. beef production is a model for others to follow.</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/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-s-production-efficiency-contributes-environmental-quality#comments Cattle Industry Structure Environment Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:32:00 +0000 82261 at http://beefmagazine.com USDA Playing Politics With The National Beef Checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-playing-politics-national-beef-checkoff <div class="node-body blog-body">Most cattlemen favor less government control and more producer control. Does anyone seriously believe that would happen if a government agency creates a new beef checkoff? </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/usda-playing-politics-national-beef-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-playing-politics-national-beef-checkoff#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business Cattle Markets Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:24:00 +0000 82111 at http://beefmagazine.com Cattle Market Has Proved The Folly Of Being Anti-Trade http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-market-has-proved-folly-being-anti-trade <div class="node-body blog-body">At this point, even advocates of mandatory country-of-origin labeling are beginning to recognize that the law has done little but cost the U.S. beef industry money.</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/cattle-market-has-proved-folly-being-anti-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-market-has-proved-folly-being-anti-trade#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business Cattle Markets My View From The Country Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:04:00 +0000 82101 at http://beefmagazine.com Building The Next Generation Of Beef Industry Leaders http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/building-next-generation-beef-industry-leaders <div class="field-byline"> By Becky Church </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A unique collaborative program hosted by the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management is aimed at growing the next crop of U.S. beef industry leaders. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/building-next-generation-beef-industry-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/building-next-generation-beef-industry-leaders#comments Cattle Industry Structure People Tips For Profit Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 81681 at http://beefmagazine.com Political & Personal Agendas Continue To Distract U.S. Beef Industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/political-personal-agendas-continue-distract-us-beef-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">Certain groups remain intent on pursuing political and personal agendas rather than acting on behalf of, and for the good of, the entire beef industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/meat-matters">Meat Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/political-personal-agendas-continue-distract-us-beef-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/political-personal-agendas-continue-distract-us-beef-industry#comments Cattle Industry Structure Government Meat Matters Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:04:00 +0000 81621 at http://beefmagazine.com 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