Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  Federal Department of Whimsy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Federal Department of Whimsy

April 1, 2025 Headline: Wine and Cheese Banned from American Diets

The presidentially appointed Director of Taste has declared the selling and/or dispensing of all fermented beverages derived from the fruit of the vine is to be prohibited in the United States.

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Cattle Identification Tattooing Tips

Cattle Identification Tattooing Tips

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Many producers use tattooing as a means to ID cattle. Here’s how veterinarian Ken McMillan uses the technique.

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What We (Still) Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

What We (Still) Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Mike Smith 

Drovers

USDA’s out with a latest update from its ongoing series of health and management surveys, this time drawing on results from the 2011 survey of large and small feedlots.

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Craig County Cattle farm run by all women

Craig County Cattle farm run by all women

Orlando Salinas

WDBJ

There’s a business in Craig County that raises one hundred percent, all natural, grass fed beef cattle, AND it’s a farm run by all women.

Sinking Creek Grass Fed Beef’s been in business for about seven years now.

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Cost of feed, average daily gain and days on feed

Cost of feed, average daily gain and days on feed

Drovers

Beef cattle production in Arkansas, like other states in the Southeast, is predominately recognized as cow-calf. Yet, many calves remain in Arkansas or calves originating from other southeastern states are assembled in Arkansas for post-weaning development before placement in a finishing yard.

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Meat inspectors may be missing deadly contamination, audit warns

Meat inspectors may be missing deadly contamination, audit warns

MIKE MCGRAW

The Kansas City Star

Despite numerous illnesses among consumers, federal meat inspectors fail to test steaks and other mechanically tenderized beef products for a dangerous strain of E. coli, according to a newly released federal audit.

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Beef criticism was offensive:  Modern methods produce safe, profitable meat.

Beef criticism was offensive:  Modern methods produce safe, profitable meat.

Cory Eich

As a beef producer, I am offended by outdoor columnist Roger Wiltz’s March 20 article implying science-based advancements in beef production are in some way responsible for the health problems of his hunting friends.

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