Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

Tell Us Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat: A Contest

Tell Us Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat: A Contest


New York Times

Ethically speaking, vegetables get all the glory. In recent years, vegetarians — and to an even greater degree vegans, their hard-core inner circle — have dominated the discussion about the ethics of eating.

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Milk EPD an Accurate Indicator of Milk Production and Calf Performance

Milk EPD an Accurate Indicator of Milk Production and Calf Performance

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

In a long-term study, Oklahoma State University researchers mated crossbred cows to Angus or Hereford bulls that were either very high or very low for milk expected progeny differences (EPDs).

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Speadsheet program aids cattlemen with herd management decisions

Speadsheet program aids cattlemen with herd management decisions


Country World

More often than not, the decisions associated with running a cattle operation come down to numbers: how many cattle on how many acres and how much feed at what cost to feed a cow that will bring what price at the market. When asking, "Is it worth it?" the answer can usually be found in numbers.

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10 diagnostics for stocker programs

10 diagnostics for stocker programs

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Geni Wren Jessica Laurin, DVM, Animal Health Center of Marion Co. Inc., Marion, Kan., has many stocker/backgrounder clients in her area on the edge of the Kansas Flint Hills. Laurin is a fan of preventive and diagnostic medicine to head off problems.

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Honest Whistleblowing

Honest Whistleblowing

John Harrington


Iowans really serious about seeking employment in production agriculture these days are well advised to avoid certain fatal mistakes when it comes to resume construction.

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Rains Offer Game Changing Conditions for Cattle Producers

Rains Offer Game Changing Conditions for Cattle Producers

Oklahoma Farm Report

Recent weather and the calendar ensure that spring will happen in a significant part of the drought region in the Southern Plains. Unusually warm temperatures, additional rain, and the approach of April have changed the prospects for much of eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas. Soils are saturated in much of the region and green up is occurring rapidly.

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‘Virtual Water,’ Maine Tomatoes and the Cattle Trade

‘Virtual Water,’ Maine Tomatoes and the Cattle Trade

Tim Ferguson


Our rivals at Fortune magazine have a curiosity item in their latest issue about growing tomatoes in the snows of a Maine winter. They’re hydroponic, raised inside a greenhouse, and reportedly sold locally.

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Red meat found to be a good mood food

Red meat found to be a good mood food


Associate Professor Felice Jacka and colleagues from Deakin’s Barwon Psychiatric Research Unit based at Barwon Health investigated the relationship between the consumption of beef and lamb and the presence of depressive and anxiety disorders in more than 1000 women from the Geelong region.

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A Christian reply to “animal rights”

A Christian reply to "animal rights"

Weylan Deaver

Washington Times

A few years ago, “animal rights” was not on the public radar. People have for a long time been concerned about cruelty to animals, but the move to grant them legal – human – rights is more recent.

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Country Natural Beef co-founder Doc Hatfield dies

Country Natural Beef co-founder Doc Hatfield dies


Capital Press

Patrick Dale “Doc” Hatfield, co-founder of Country Natural Beef, died of pancreatic cancer March 20. He was 74.

Hatfield founded the cooperative with his wife, Connie, in 1986, in Brothers, Ore., with 14 ranching families. The cooperative now includes over 100 ranch families who manage some 6.3 million acres in 13 states.

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