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  • combatting stress in beef industry
    Jun 26, 2014

    In Agriculture And Reining Horses, Sometimes, Things Just Happen

    Ever come up with a solution that seems a win/win for all involved? You worked out all the details only to find the other party has decided to go a different direction....More
  • chipolte sources beef from austrailia
    Jun 25, 2014

    Chipotle’s “Beef” With American Beef Frustrates U.S. Ranchers 15

    Chipotle is now sourcing beef from Australia after stating that U.S. beef producers can’t meet demand for its “Responsibly Raised” beef standards. However, I think the chain is simply unwilling to pay American ranchers the premium they need to stay in business and is looking for a way out of forking over the cash for record-high beef prices in the U.S....More
  • Jun 24, 2014

    Feeder Prices Continued To Surpass The Most Optimistic Expectation

    The very tight feeder calf supply resulting from the historically small beef cowherd underpins the bullish argument for the feeder cattle market....More
  • Jun 24, 2014

    A Round-Up Of 5 Beef Headlines 1

    Which is healthier – a chicken sandwich or a burger? Why was Dr. Oz summoned by Congress recently? Is saturated fat from animal proteins good or bad for kids? Can beef play a role in a heart-healthy diet? What the heck was PETA doing at a Ribfest? Here are five headlines answering these questions....More
  • herd bull health tips
    Jun 18, 2014

    How Is A Herd Bull Like A Baseball Player? 2

    Here are five resources to make sure your bull battery is ready to perform this breeding season....More
  • buying cheaper beef
    Jun 17, 2014

    3 Cheaper Beef Cuts That Can Satisfy Cravings Without Breaking The Bank

    Tight beef supplies and big beef demand overseas have created a perfect storm for cattle producers. The bright side is beef cattle prices are at an all-time high; the downside is consumers are having a hard time affording beef....More
  • beef promotions from beef readers
    Jun 9, 2014

    2 Readers Share Their Successful Beef Promotions 1

    Two readers exemplify beef advocacy at its finest and share blog posts and infographics that aim to educate consumers about beef....More
  • Jun 6, 2014

    Are You Leaving Money On The Table? 14

    Implanted calves will provide an extra 15-30 lbs. in weaning weight. This will add up fast in today’s feeder-calf market. At $2/lb., this results in an extra $30-$60/head....More
  • Jun 2, 2014

    10 Resources For Breeding Success 2

    Every year, I dread when the semen sales rep makes his way to our house. It’s not that I’m not excited about the new genetic potential that’s available each year to utilize on our cattle, but I sure hate the bill, not to mention the time and labor that goes with it!...More
  • exports and shipping
    May 29, 2014

    Remember When It Was Cool To Be Anti-Trade? 5

    The anti-trade rhetoric in our industry has almost ceased to exist....More
  • May 28, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Daily Choice Cutout Ends Week $6 Higher

    Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade....More
  • three articles about beef and McDonald's
    May 28, 2014

    3 McDonald’s Headlines Worth Reading, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly 2

    Seeing the golden arches of McDonald’s can elicit different responses in different people. The burgers are famous around the world for being affordable and tasty, yet for years, critics have propagated rumors about the healthfulness and safety of this fast-food establishment’s fare, blaming America’s obesity epidemic on the Big Mac....More
  • May 27, 2014

    SHARE THIS: 5 Tips To Grill The Perfect Steak

    I recently read an article in the New York Times entitled, “Steak That Sizzles On The Stovetop” by Julia Moskin. In the article, Moskin admits that cooking steak is kind of intimidating to people for many reasons -- the cost, the challenge of cooking it just right, and the popular warnings from nutritionists saying that red meat is bad in the diet....More
  • May 26, 2014

    Happy Memorial Day; PLUS: Beef Recipes To Jazz Up Your Holiday Grilling

    It’s Memorial Day weekend and, for a lot of folks, it’s time for recreational tasks like cleaning up the boat to head to a lake somewhere to enjoy the sunshine and relax on the water. For my family, as well as many other ranchers, Memorial Day weekend is the time when we move pairs to pasture, so we’re spending the three-day weekend sorting pairs, vaccinating and fly-tagging calves, pouring cows and hauling them to summer grass....More

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