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John Nalivka: Appreciating the efficiency of U.S. food production

As 2019 rapidly comes to a close and the holiday season is upon us, Americans have an abundance for which to be thankful.  This is particularly true with regard to food production in the U.S.

John Nalivka: Appreciating the efficiency of U.S. food production

As 2019 rapidly comes to a close and the holiday season is upon us, Americans have an abundance for which to be thankful.  This is particularly true with regard to food production in the U.S.

Records help lead to better decisions.
John Nalivka: Benefitting From Institutional Knowledge

Capturing and using data on the performance of your herd and the profitability of your ranch can help you make decisions that will lead to better performance and profitability.

 Branded programs draw ranchers closer to consumers.
John Nalivka: Branded Beef Programs And Knowing Your Costs

Ranchers can no longer consider their end product as calves or yearlings, with their role in the industry complete once those calves or yearlings are loaded on a truck and leave the ranch.

Ranchers culled their herds deeper in 2019 than in recent years.
Nalivka: Cattle Numbers Indicate Optimism For 2020

Beef cow slaughter in 2019 will be the highest relative to the overall cow herd since 2013, and suggests tighter supplies in 2020 and higher overall prices.

Consumers care about your management
John Nalivka: Consumer Input Into Your Cattle

Important to meeting global demand and U.S. consumer demand is the growing desire of consumers to have input in how livestock are raised.

The industry's success relies on quality beef.
John Nalivka: The Beef Industry’s Future

It is disconcerting to watch as a few become disruptive at a time when the beef industry is realizing very positive progress in moving to satisfy the most important aspect of any business – the customer.

Chinese markets lend sign support to U.S. agriculture.
John Nalivka: Thoughts On Tariffs

John Nalivka says Americans must look at the bigger picture and our relationship with China as we discuss this complex topic of tariffs.