Commentary: Ebola: The new Mad Cow
Ten years ago, a single case of BSE stoked a major media overreaction, a wave of fear among consumers and total overreaction by government authorities. Notice any similarities to Ebola? FULL STORY »
Commentary: What’s in a label?
The marketing mavens at the supermarket chain Giant apparently believed that less is more when it comes to providing quality grades on its fresh beef products. Too bad USDA disagreed. FULL STORY »
Managing the herd when pasture is limited
Consecutive years of drought could prompt beef cattle producers to find ways to unconventionally feed and manage their cow herds. One option when grass is limited is moving the herd to a confinement situation. FULL STORY »
Using Ionophores in replacement heifer diets
Interest in cow herd expansion has created added incentives to keep and breed replacement heifers. Some producers are attempting to rebuild their own herd that was downsized during drought. FULL STORY »
WTO again sides with Canada, Mexico on US COOL law
The World Trade Organization (WTO) on October 20, as expected, ruled on the side of Canada and Mexico in the ongoing battle over the U.S. mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) law, saying some COOL requirements treat Canadian and Mexican livestock less favorable than U.S. livestock. FULL STORY »
Beef: Fueling runners to the finish
The beef checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) is proud to fuel runners at the 39th running of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC, on Oct. 26, 2014. FULL STORY »
Is there a right to farm?
After a recent vote (and a recount), Missouri has decided to make an addition to its state constitution: a right to farm amendment. The closeness of the vote necessitated the recount. Out of almost a million votes cast, the difference between supporters and opponents was just 2,375 votes. FULL STORY »
Fall Cattle Markets: Marketing Considerations
Cow-calf producers will sell weaned calves this fall for record revenues by a large margin (revenues are up $500-$550 per head over last year) and will, in the majority of situations, receive record profits, at least on a per head basis. FULL STORY »
Eating certain fats might offset some heart risk from weight gain
If you're going to overindulge and gain weight, at least try to make sure the extra calories come from unsaturated fats, a new study suggests. FULL STORY »
- Food Babe visits my university
- WTO again sides with Canada, Mexico on US COOL law
- Kansas City Royals named after livestock show, not royalty
- Eating certain fats might offset some heart risk from weight gain
- Farmers’ biggest issue may be consumer expectations in the future
- Commentary: What’s in a label?