Sectors en Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Few issues have calcified positions in the western U.S. like the tense standoff in southeast Nevada this week between federal authorities representing the enforcement of public land use under the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The standoff between armed federal officials and armed citizens was resolved without bloodshed when BLM realized how the situation was devolving and wisely chose to withdraw from the scene and return Bundy&rsquo;s confiscated cattle.</p></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 73721 at Twin Beef Calves Can Challenge Even The Savviest Producers <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A set of twins could be viewed as a bonus calf to some beef producers, but when the set is comprised of one female calf and one male calf, there could be problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cow-Calf Tips For Profit Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:25:00 +0000 73701 at Chicken Is Just A Carrier For The Taste Of The Special Sauce <div class="node-body blog-body">I’d forgotten just how tasteless and bland chicken on its own really is. The reason we in the beef industry talk about price so much is because the threat from chicken is on the price front. Chicken, however, certainly can’t compete with beef on the taste front.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Demand Retail Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:10:00 +0000 73551 at Feedyard Biosecurity Plans Ready For Rollout <div class="field-deck"> While feedyard biosecurity has been on the radar ever since the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England, the issue took on a higher level of scrutiny recently. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ever since the outbreak of foot and mouth disease nearly decimated England’s animal agricultural industry, feedyard biosecurity has been an issue. But for the most part, efforts by state livestock associations and regional emergency management officials have been conducted under the radar. That’s all changed, thanks to a Department of Homeland Security project that elevated the issue of feedyard biosecurity to a new level.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Feedlots Disaster & Drought Sustainability Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:47:00 +0000 73501 at Where’s The Beef In School Lunches? <div class="node-body blog-body">A few weeks ago, I blogged about my sister’s frustration with the school lunch program on the first day a meatless menu was offered in her school cafeteria. Since that post, I received many emails from individuals who have also had some experience in the new school lunch program changes, and it appears there are some individuals working to make sure beef stays in schools. However, the reviews are definitely mixed with how well these meals are going over. </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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retail Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 73341 at 4 Quick Tips for Shortening Your Beef Herd's Breeding Season <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calves that arrive in the first 21 days of the breeding season generally have heavier weights, says Sandy Johnson, beef cattle specialist for K-State Research and Extension -- all the more reason for beef producers to consider shortening the breeding season for more uniform, heavier calves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cow-Calf Tips For Profit Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:15:00 +0000 73351 at Two More Countries Lift BSE-Related Bans On U.S. Beef <div class="field-byline"> Joe Schuele, U.S. Meat Export Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In March, two trading partners agreed to resume imports of U.S. beef for the first time since December 2003. Ecuador and Sri Lanka were among a handful of nations that had never reopened after the first U.S. case of BSE, but both are now accepting U.S. beef.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Exports Allied Industry Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 73171 at Local Cattle Ranchers Get Triplet Calves <div class="field-byline"> Mitchell, SD, Daily Republic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The triplet calves born on the Christopher farm near Letcher, SD, are truly a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cow-Calf Calving Season Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:15:00 +0000 73031 at NPR Suggests Cattle Degrade The Environment <div class="node-body blog-body">I was disappointed to read Eliza Barclay’s article, “How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct,” which appeared in NPR’s The Salt recently. The article suggests that meat lovers are the real reason the environment is in such desperate shape.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cow-Calf Sustainability BEEF Daily Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 72981 at BPI's Lean Finely Textured Beef Defamation Case Will Proceed <div class="field-byline"> Janell Baum for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A defamation case Beef Products Inc. (BPI) filed against ABC regarding the news organization's use of the term "pink slime" to describe the company's lean finely textured beef (LFTB) product will move forward, South Dakota Judge Cheryle Gering ruled Thursday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Processors Tips For Profit Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:34:00 +0000 72991 at