Industry News

Risky business

Forum goers find ways around obstacles, both short and long term By Miranda Reiman Cattle feeders know their business is full of risks. At the 2014 Feeding Quality Forum, held last week in Kearney, Neb., and Amarillo, Texas, attendees learned more about immediate and long-term threats to profitability. The “bio boom” is over, global meat consumption is flat and grain supplies are up, Dan Basse, president…

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Strong Early Results for Digital Campaign

Millennials initiate more than 5 million online food-related searches each day. What a tremendous opportunity for the beef checkoff’s consumer digital advertising campaign. And just 12 weeks into the new campaign, the results are impressive indeed! The “Beef. Its What’s For Dinner.” website reached more than 1 million consumers during the first 12 weeks of the campaign; the five “no-recipe recipe” YouTube videos on the site…

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Beef and Heart Health

A new research study, funded by the beef checkoff and the National Institutes of Health-supported Penn State General Clinical Research Center, published in the June 19, 2014 issue of Journal of Human Hypertension, shows that a heart-healthy diet that includes lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease. Myth: Saturated fat is bad. Conventional Wisdom: Many researchers have now begun to reevaluate the role of…

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2014 Eng Symposium to feature cow-calf production system innovation

SAN ANTONIO – Though high cattle prices may tempt cattle producers to expand herds, rising prices for land, fuel and feed still have some reconsidering expansion, according to experts. Opportunities for efficient expansion will be discussed in-depth at the 2014 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium scheduled Sept. 18-19 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St. in San Antonio. The symposium will…

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Aug. 15 is Early Deadline for K-State’s Risk & Profit Conference

By: Mary Lou Peter MANHATTAN, Kan. – Aug. 15 is the early deadline to register for the K-State Risk & Profit Conference, this year to be held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. Dermot Hayes, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Agribusiness and professor of economics and finance at Iowa State University will give the keynote address, “Impact of Chinese Reforms…

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