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  • changing consumers perception of beef industry
    Jun 30, 2014

    How Can We Show Consumers Our Morality And Integrity? 12

    In an emotionally charged world, science doesn’t always hold a candle in discussions of morality and ethics. One reader asks how ranchers can better show their integrity and values in the face of attacks from animal rights activists. Weigh in on the discussion today....More
  • chipolte sources beef from austrailia
    Jun 25, 2014

    Chipotle’s “Beef” With American Beef Frustrates U.S. Ranchers 16

    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

    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
  • 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 3

    Two readers exemplify beef advocacy at its finest and share blog posts and infographics that aim to educate consumers about beef....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
  • May 5, 2014

    3 Ways To Celebrate May Beef Month

    The month of May brings a lot of fun things on the ranch. It’s time to breed cows, make plans for summer grazing, haul cow-calf pairs to pasture, plant corn and get to work in my garden. The warm weather is a nice prelude to the upcoming summer months, and spring showers are more than welcome. Perhaps one of the best parts of May is that it’s Beef Month. Here are three ways to celebrate this month of beef....More
  • Apr 23, 2014

    Report Says Organic Label Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be 23

    A new report concludes that organic food is neither safer nor healthier than conventional food, and accuses the organic industry of using misinformation to market the label....More
  • Apr 10, 2014

    Chicken Is Just A Carrier For The Taste Of The Special Sauce 8

    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....More
  • Apr 7, 2014

    Where’s The Beef In School Lunches? 17

    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....More
  • Mar 26, 2014

    3 Ways Beef Made Headlines Again This Week 1

    Beef has been demonized for far too long. It appears that public perceptions are slowly changing, which is good news for cattlemen who rely on consumers to keep loving and purchasing beef products. Step aside beef naysayers, research is calling “bull” on your negative viewpoints. Here are three ways beef has made the news things week....More
  • Mar 20, 2014

    4 Ways That Animal Fats & Proteins Were Championed This Week 7

    Red meat and dairy products have been demonized for quite some time by certain nutritionists, the media and USDA’s food guidelines. However, consumer perceptions of animal proteins and fats seem to be slowly shifting. Here are four positive stories on meat and dairy that made the news this week that lead me to believe that perceptions are trending in our favor....More
  • Mar 18, 2014

    Forget Chipotle’s Negativity; Culver’s Champions For Animal Ag 16

    The animal agriculture community has been up in arms recently about Chipotle’s latest marketing stunt -- a video series entitled, “Farmed and Dangerous.” The humorous series uses modern animal agriculture as the target, and an exploding cow is the punchline....More
  • Mar 13, 2014

    How Should Ag Respond To Chipotle's Negative Campaigns? 18

    Reader, Wayne Vanderwert, doesn’t agree with my stance on Chipotle's marketing strategies and took the time to write me about his thoughts. In essence, he thinks my complaints against Chipotle are unwarranted because the chain is just taking advantage of a consumer-driven niche, and it’s a production opportunity that beef producers should work to fill rather than condemn. What do you think? How should animal agriculture really be responding to Chipotle's tactics?...More

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