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Friday, January 21,2011

Getting along

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It appears that Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation) have made peace over the recent round of financial discrepancies between the organizations and their contractors.

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Friday, January 21,2011

Auld Lang Syne

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Take good food, turn up the tunes, add a handful of tried and true buddies and a reason to celebrate, and you have a party. Everyones definition of a good bash is different, however.

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Friday, January 14,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
We still are pondering the future of the beef cow and visiting and revisiting old and new thoughts. If one references the world production of beef, our beef production is just one piece of a very big picture.

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Friday, January 7,2011

Living with $5 corn

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Its becoming very apparent that the livestock business is going to have to learn to live with $5 corn. Many already have because corn prices dropping back below $3 just isnt going to happen. The cattle industry has developed itself around cheap corn for the past 50 years. The corn rally in 2008 made you think a bit, but it seemed

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Friday, December 31,2010

Marketing challenges

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Most market analysts are expecting 2011 to be a good year for the cattle industry. The USDA forecast is calling for a 2 percent reduction in beef output next year which should shore up the supply side of the market. The supply side of live cattle markets is in a positive situation for the year ahead and for

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Thursday, December 23,2010

GUEST editorial

by WLJ
It was the afternoon of Dec. 23, 2003, when the call came in from USDA. Beef industry leadership at the national and state levels had practiced for this moment, but it was still a shock to learn that a cow of Canadian origin in Washington state had tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The article titled Economics of Animal Agriculture Production, Processing and Marketing (Volume 21, No. 3, 2006), authored by Michael Boehlje, focused on issues we in the beef industry need to understand. Perhaps that understanding is the source of the continued discussion.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Cowboy Christmas

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Cattle markets have gone wild over the past couple weeks, with nice advances in last week’s markets for all classes of cattle. It appears that the managed money funds are back in the game and pushing both fed and feeder cattle contracts to new highs. Even though the cattle are the highest they have ever

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Friday, December 17,2010

Here in the real world

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
The real world aint what it used to be. Of course, it changes all the time. But the idea may have changed fastest of all.

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Friday, December 17,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
If the future of beef is a concern, and it certainly seems to be based on the numerous reports on the decreasing cow herd, then who really is concerned? Having been to many meetings and then repeats of these meetings and actually repeats of the...

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