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Friday, July 2,2010

Whats on your customers grill?

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
As producers, you know how good beef is for you. But you still like to hear people say good things about it, from the aroma to the taste, nutrition and satisfaction. Maybe youre an expert in preparing home-grown cuts for guests, but the people who increased their demand for beef over the last several years probably have less skill.

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Friday, July 2,2010

KAYS korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
How unfortunate that two issues have again divided the beef industry just when it needs all its focus on improving demand and making beef affordable to Americans.

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Friday, June 25,2010

New rules

by Pete Crow - Publisher
USDA released new amendments to the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act. Those new rules were mandated by the 2008 Farm Bill. Congressí wish was to provide basic protections for livestock and poultry producers. However, USDA may have overinterpreted Congressí intent on this one.

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Friday, June 25,2010

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
Many years ago, a federal court defined the word profit as the advantage or gain resulting from the investment of capital, or the acquisition of money beyond the amount expended; a pecuniary gain.

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Friday, June 25,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Agriculture is a fast-moving, high-technology business. The production and processing of agricultural products for our consumption is demanding. These demands are not getting easier as consumers increasingly become distant from production.

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Friday, June 18,2010

Finding fault

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
So our logic filter for criticism is a focal point. Does it let through the social and fad-oriented opinions not backed by science? Does it allow consideration of survey data, still not consistent with science but representing a valid snapshot of what people think?.

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Friday, June 18,2010

Byproducts

by Pete Crow - Publisher
New research from Stanford University suggests that production agriculture has slowed down the pace of global warming. This bit of news should have the grow-local and organic-food wonks and the environmental global warming, anti-agriculture crowd wondering what just happened.

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Friday, June 18,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Weaning weight has moved up and down through the years, which is more than likely due to environmental factors. However, the most recent data gathered by the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Associations Cow Herd Appraisal Performance System (CHAPS) program indicates a trend of increased 205-day calf weaning weight.

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Friday, June 11,2010

From goo to gold

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Ethanol mandates have been a contentious issue over the past few years the and the run up in corn values in 2008 was very destructive to animal agriculture. It’s never been a secret that the majority of U.S. corn production has been sold as livestock feed, and when the federal

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Friday, June 11,2010

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
It was raining lightly on a cold and blustery day. I hurried across the yard looking for a staple gun in a tool shed. Out of habit, I called my Border Collie/Aussie cross dog to follow me. Halfway across the yard, I realized she wasnt tagging along..

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