Daily Archives: October 4, 2010



“…and the old man gave his orders, ‘Boys, go at them from the jump, no use to go for fancy riding now.’ ”

That great line from The Man from Snowy River by Banjo Paterson crossed my mind as I started into the thorny brush and wicked mesquite thicket on a steep slide of rocks and tangled undergrowth, chasing a big bony cow the color of a rusted coal barge.

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What are animal welfare and environmental certification programs?

What are animal welfare and environmental certification programs?


Several organizations in the United States provide guidelines on how animals should be raised to maximize animal welfare and protect the environment. Some of them also offer certification — and the use of their logo — to farmers who can prove they follow those guidelines.

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When in doubt, blame the beef

When in doubt, blame the beef

John Maday


Spanish cyclist and three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador claims that tainted steak caused his positive test for a banned substance. Contador has gained headlines this week after cycling authorities announced that tests on July 21 at this year’s Tour de France, which he won, revealed a small concentration of the banned substance Clenbuterol .

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Passionate For The Safety Of Animals

Passionate For The Safety Of Animals

Bovine Veterinarian

You may have been tending to a sick calf. Or maybe you were baling hay to feed your cows next winter when the snow will be too deep for grazing. Anyway, I doubt you took notice that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals turned 30 years old this month.

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Larry Redmon offers advice for rookie land and cattle owners

Larry Redmon offers advice for rookie land and cattle owners

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

The optimism and romanticism of the cattle business in 2010 is spurring a growing number of novice land and cattle owners to try their hand out on the trade, a decision that can have both positive and negative results, said Larry Redmon, Ph.D., an AgriLife Extension state forage specialist in College Station, TX.

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NCBA Blasts EPA for Anti-Agriculture Agenda

NCBA Blasts EPA for Anti-Agriculture Agenda

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

  The National Cattleman’s Beef Association has launched a series of blistering allegations against the Environmental Protection Agency. Last week EPA administrator Lisa Jackson testified before the Senate Ag Committee that her agency is not out to get American agriculture.

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Corn can be a viable grazing option for grass-fed beef

Corn can be a viable grazing option for grass-fed beef

Gayle Smith

The Fence Post

As grass-fed beef becomes more popular in our country, more producers are looking for an economical way to put those final few pounds on to finish. According to Bob Scriven, a grazing consultant from Kearney, Neb., grazing standing corn can be a viable option for some producers.

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