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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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