Western Livestock Journal - Opinion http://www.wlj.net/articles.sec-35-1-opinion.html <![CDATA[Strange alliance]]> <![CDATA[What beef demand numbers mean]]> In 16 of the last 17 quarters, we’ve had year-over-year increases in beef demand, the only exception being the first quarter of 2014. I think a large part of why that’s going on is success in marketing the right products to the right people and, quite frankly, to the segment of the public that continues to purchase beef. ]]> <![CDATA[Legally Speaking]]> <![CDATA[Vet's Perspective]]> <![CDATA[Checkoff drama continues]]> <![CDATA[Black Ink]]> <![CDATA[Beef Talk]]> <![CDATA[Sustainability defined]]> <![CDATA[Pasture Management]]> <![CDATA[DID YOU KNOW]]> So why is this occurring? We would argue genetics is a huge part of the equation. Today’s cattle can be fed to 950-lb. or even 1,000-lb. carcasses without excess fat. Certainly feeding and management strategies have had an impact. Today, many feeder cattle are grown to 850 or 900 lbs. ]]> <![CDATA[More COOL]]> <![CDATA[Letter to the editor]]> <![CDATA[Black Ink]]> It doesn’t take a mathematician to think, “Wait, something doesn’t add up.” Yet, that’s the reality in today’s marketplace. Fed steer and heifer harvest was down 6.2 percent for the first 32 weeks of the year, but it wasn’t an even distribution across all quality grades (See Chart 1). ]]> <![CDATA[Kay's Korner]]> <![CDATA[Beef Talk]]> <![CDATA[Black Ink]]> <![CDATA[West Coast bull sale recap]]> <![CDATA[Who do you trust?]]> <![CDATA[Management Topics]]> <![CDATA[BQA, a point of pride]]>