Black ink in the Black Hills

It’s not what most would call “ag land.” The Snyder family’s Piedmont, S.D., ranch hugs I-90 to the east and the Black Hills National Forest to the west. It would make a beautiful campground. “Our opportunities for expansion are sure limited because of where we live,”...
$1 million a week

$1 million a week

$1 million a weekThat’s how much packers pay Angus producers for hitting the CAB target  by Steve Suther Rewards for hitting the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand target have never been greater, even after 11 consecutive years of growing supply.A survey of...
How can beef compete

How can beef compete

How can beef competeHigher prices bring higher expectations  by Miranda Reiman Eleven to one—those were the odds the beef industry was up against for two decades.“We got $10 in new spending over that 20 years, meanwhile our pork and poultry competitors got $110,” said...
Relationships rule

Relationships rule

Relationships ruleWill Feed honored by CAB by Miranda Reiman Matt and Anne Burkholder earned their degrees at Dartmouth—an Ivy League college in Hanover, N.H.—and considered jobs in Midwestern cities, but the Burkholder family’s central Nebraska diversified...
BIG, BAM boost beef demand

BIG, BAM boost beef demand

BIG, BAM boost beef demandCheckoff-funded program finds alternatives to thin steaks from larger carcasses By Wyatt Bechtel A dry, flavorless and thinly cut steak can be enough to sour anyone’s taste for beef.“There is no doubt that cattle are getting bigger, and...