Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

Why Hide the Brutalization of Farm Animals?

Why Hide the Brutalization of Farm Animals?

James Greiff

Bloomberg.com

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

It’s hard to think of an odder pair of political bedfellows than Mary Matalin, the Republican strategist and admitted red-meat eater, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which has done things such as running ads of famous people in the buff to discourage consumers from wearing articles of clothing made from animal products.

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Pinkeye leaving mark on cows

Pinkeye leaving mark on cows

Clint Thompson

University of Georgia

There may not be an “epidemic” of pinkeye in area cattle but the bacterial disease still presents a major concern for cattlemen. It’s an issue that consumed Jacob Segers during his first month on the job as University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s new beef battle specialist in Tifton.

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