BeefCast Update for December 11, 2008

Update for December 11, 2008

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The youth of our industry are certainly one of our greatest resources. This was certainly evident as I had the opportunity to assist this past week with the Hoosier Beef Congress. The event hosted over 950 youth exhibiting over 1400 head of cattle.

While a great deal of discussion can occur about the disconnect between today’s show ring and the cow/calf operations in Nebraska and the feedlots of Texas, the value of teaching our youth the importance of hardwork in the spirit of competition overshadows any such disconnect. I think that it behooves us all to continually work to realign the segments of our industry, including the importance of phenotypic appraisal in the show ring, with the true purpose of our beef value chain.

When you see hundreds of young people with the passion and determination for beef cattle that I witnessed this past weekend, it helps you to sleep a little better at night about our future.

BeefCast® Podcasts

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  • Ken Auer, President of the Farm Credit Council, explains the availability of credit to agriculturalists during this economic recession.
    MP3 fileAudio: BeefCast 0305 for December 5 2008.
  • Vincent Amanor-Boadu, economist, shares his thoughts on what has lead our nation into a recession and what actions should be taken to get us out of it.
    MP3 fileAudio: BeefCast 0304 for December 3 2008.

BeefCast® Headliners

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  • Link to blogBlog: From the Beef Blog: Profit Tip: Cattle Health Management Mistakes To Avoid. Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: Don Tyler, agriculture Management Coach and Advisor, Preventing Burnout in Stressful Times. Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: Dennis DiPietre, opines on economic and ag, "When You Are Out of Cash, You are Out of Business". Read more.

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