Daily Archives: June 11, 2009

Video Feature: In Case of Emergency on the beef Farm

Video Feature: In Case of Emergency on the beef Farm

Dr. Ron Lemenager, Purdue University, discusses the preparations to make to be prepared when an emergency strikes on a beef farm.

Social networking and your farm

Social networking and your farm

Codi Vallery

The Cattle Business Weekly

Twitter users follow the life of a ND cow

It’s a new spin on telling agriculture’s story.

Val Wagner of Monango, N.D. was up late one night with her newborn son when a crazy idea hit – to begin twittering about her family’s cowherd.

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The Grass is Greener in the 21st Century

The Grass is Greener in the 21st Century

Thebeefsite.com

Grass and other perennial plants may be just what the doctor ordered for farmers facing the uncertainties of climate change.

And beef and dairy products from free-ranging, grass-fed cattle — along with legumes and grains grown in addition to grass — may be just what the doctor ordered for consumers.

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Food Education is Important to Agriculture’s Future

Food Education is Important to Agriculture’s Future

Realagriculture.com

Food education is something that is very lacking in today’s’ society. Sorting out the definitions of organic, natural, transgenic, or biotech can be a bit hefty for those of us in the industry…never mind the consumer. Much of what we see at the grocery store today is more about marketing than anything to do with food.

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Bo versus Bovine as Presidential Pet

Bo versus Bovine as Presidential Pet

The flurry around Bo, the Obamas’ new Portugese Water Dog, has prompted renewed attention on past First Pets. Even the White House itself has fed the media frenzy with a slideshow of Presidential Pets all the way back to Truman.

By stopping there, however, they missed a larger star than Socks and Bo put together.

Her name was Pauline Wayne, and yes, that’s her picture above. She served as family pet for President William Howard Taft from 1910 to 1913, spending her days in her private stable or roaming the South Lawn.

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Purdue CAFO study to be presented in June 18 public broadcast

Purdue CAFO study to be presented in June 18 public broadcast

A team of Purdue University specialists who studied confined animal feeding facilities in eight Indiana counties will present their findings during a June 18 public meeting that will be broadcast to 21 locations across the state.

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New Category Of Fat In Mammalian Cells May Help Explain How Toxin Harms Farm Animals

New Category Of Fat In Mammalian Cells May Help Explain How Toxin Harms Farm Animals

ScienceDaily

 A new category of fats in mammalian cells discovered by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and colleagues may help explain how a harmful toxin called fumonisin causes disease in farm animals.

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