Eastern Livestock Founder Receives 10 Year Sentence In Cattle Fraud Case
Thomas "Tommy" Gibson, founder and former CEO of New Albany-based Eastern Livestock, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today in Metcalfe Circuit Court, according to a news release from Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
Keeping The Factory Running
If you were building a factory to produce a product, you would want the factory to have quality and efficiency built in.
But, you would also be very aware of the cost to build that factory. Why?
Creep feed conversions for calves
Feed conversions of calves fed creep feeds have been quite variable to say the least. Conversions of 5:1 or five pounds of grain consumed to one extra pound of calf weight are very rare and the optimum that can be expected when producers are using a "typical" high energy creep feed.
Organic Compounds Eliminate Disease Pathogens
Natural compounds may offer an alternative to certain antibiotics in the future for treating young animals that are susceptible to bacterial infections, thanks to work by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.
Toxic grass behind mysterious cattle deaths
The recent deaths of 15 cows in Elgin, Texas has Central Texas ranchers taking a closer look at what they’re feeding their cows.
“Meat without Drugs” could be inhumane
Scott Hurd DVM, PhD
As a public health veterinarian, I am concerned that a campaign such as “Meat without Drugs” could result in “Animals without Health”. A new report from Consumer Reports provides some public opinion data that are not surprising.
Going Local With Beef Sales
Building a market to sell home-finished beef is all about consistency. You not only have to provide tasty, tender beef one year, but every year.
BeefTalk: Does Late Calving Mean Late Weaning?
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Does late calving mean late weaning? The Dickinson Research Extension Center changed calving dates, so the bull turnout date this year will be Aug. 1.
Developing A Ranch Biosecurity Plan
Consider the term “biosecurity” and what do you think of? People running around in hazmat suits conducting chemical warfare on some dreaded disease?
Texas livestock tragedy compounded by Internet misinformation
A livestock tragedy in Texas earlier this month spawned an Internet butchering of the facts, leading to further misperceptions about agriculture and the technology used to produce food.