Baxter Black, DVM: RODEO STOCK CONTRACTORS
Stock contractors are an odd lot. They’re not smilers. They’re always on the job…sort of a cross between a prison guard and the captain of a pirate ship! Maybe it’s because they are trying to maintain order in a sea of chaos.
Industry Politics Boil Over In Denver
For those looking forward to a relatively calm National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) summer meeting, this week’s release by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) of the audit, or compliance review, of NCBA’s checkoff expenditures made that notion a wistful thought.
Them Against Us – Part 1
“If slaughter houses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.”
That’s how a solemn Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, begins narration of a new video from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). What follows is the same sensationalism and fiction that livestock producers have come to expect from the radical activist group.
NCBA Releases Responses to Audit
Hoosier AG Today
The National Cattlemen;s Beef Association has released a 27-page response to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board audit and independent accountant’s report critical of the way NCBA expenses are charged as beef checkoff activities.
Energy/ Environment Agreement Threatens Ranchers
A recent settlement agreement between a major energy company and environmental activist groups could have devastating impacts on the livestock industry, say the Public Lands Council.
House ag committee approves Smith’s veterinarian shortage bill
When it comes to cattle, Nebraska is a leader among states with the second highest number of cattle (6.25 million head) and the nation’s leading cattle slaughter (6.72 million head) in 2009. Cash receipts for cattle in Nebraska last year was more than $7 billion.
Two wrecks for the price of one
High Plains Journal
Think about the last time you were involved in a car accident. You were probably dazed, confused, angry, possibly injured, and scared all at the same time. Think about being all of those things and unable to communicate with the police, firemen, and bystanders who are there to help you.