Daily Archives: March 10, 2010

Video Feature: Battle of Animal Welfare Vs. Animal Agriculture

Doc Sanders talks about the issues involved with the ethical treatment of farm animals and its’ impact on animal agriculture.

Antibiotics In Cow-Calf Operations: Which, When, & Why?

Antibiotics In Cow-Calf Operations: Which, When, & Why?

Bovine Veterinarian

There are a lot of different opinions regarding which antibiotics are best for treating common infections – for example, pneumonia and footrot. How can a cow-calf producer make the best decision about which product to use and when?

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Indiana Agriculture Comes To Grips With Animal Care

Indiana Agriculture Comes To Grips With Animal Care

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

A year ago, Indiana agriculture was fighting hard in the Indiana General Assembly against animal rights legislation backed by the Humane Society of the United States. This year, Hoosier Agriculture got its own version of animal care legislation passed with hardly a dissenting voice.

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HSUS Backed Bill Introduced in House

HSUS Backed Bill Introduced in House


A bill introduced in the U.S. House has received the endorsement of the Humane Society of the United States. Introduced by Representatives Diane Watson and Elton Gallegly of California, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act sets rules around confinement of animals used to produce food purchased by the federal government.

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Producers Must Promote Industry Accurately

Producers Must Promote Industry Accurately

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Part 2

Previously we began a series discussing the challenges beef producers are facing in the marketplace to demand and revenues for their product. Hopefully the first part of this series helped dispel some of the misinformation that has circulated for years concerning the detrimental effects that beef consumption has on our health.

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Cattlemen get good news at conference

Cattlemen get good news at conference

Murray Bishoff

Monett Times

Beef producers may be headed toward an exceptional year, provided a number of market forces beyond their control work in their favor. Gregg Doud, chief economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association had an upbeat report to give to the 122 people attending the 41st annual Beef Cattlemen’s Conference in Monett.

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Ag Economist Outlines Market Trends

Ag Economist Outlines Market Trends


With recent downsizing in the U.S. cattle industry linked to a lack of profitability, agricultural economist Glynn Tonsor encouraged beef producers to heed recent data indicating why demand has softened and how it might be improved.

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