Consumer preferences explored in recent Beef Checkoff studies

Understanding what makes consumers tick with regard to the beef they feed their families is critical information that helps the Beef Checkoff Program not only respond to current issues but also strategically plan educational and promotional programs for the future. FULL STORY »

Overgrazing is the topic of two lawsuits in Utah

There are two species of cacti growing in Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, both of which are plants listed under the Endangered Species Act. Because of recent field observations by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, two environmental groups are suing the National Park Service. FULL STORY »

Defiant Nevada rancher wins ‘range war’ with feds…for now

A tense, week-long showdown between the federal government and supporters of a Nevada cattle rancher came to a close over the weekend. FULL STORY »

Consistent hay and cattle patterns

Not all relationships hold cleanly over time. One way to keep some perspective and some sanity when trying to evaluate markets is to look for consistency. Are higher calf prices leading to more replacement heifers? Yes. Is the heifer mix on feed lower too? Yes. Thus, there are consistent indicators of expansion. Are the latest hay statistics also consistent with expansion? Here are some thoughts. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Do the cows fit the operation?

Are the dedicated resources and activities that are present within the cattle operation optimal in regard to the economic efficiency of the operation? FULL STORY »

U.S. Cattle on Feed down 1 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below March 1, 2013. FULL STORY »

Part 1: Eminent Domain in Texas – What Is It?

The purpose of this series is to provide landowners with basic information about the power of eminent domain. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic resistance: Should I be concerned?

Many people are concerned about antibiotic resistance. What is antibiotic resistance? Why is this concerning? FULL STORY »

Commentary: Barking up the wrong tree

A campaign to force mandatory GMO labeling continues to be high on the activist agenda. But is it possible to ‘road test’ voluntary labeling in a non-human food category? Uh, no — not really. FULL STORY »

Price, demand, expectations up Play video

Kevin Good, senior analyst for CattleFax, discusses the 2014 beef consumption outlook and what that means for beef demand. FULL STORY »

Farm bill funding for implementing on-farm energy conservation

The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. MSU Extension programs target dairy farmers who want to implement energy conservation practices to reduce energy costs. FULL STORY »

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