Daily Archives: October 29, 2014

Utilizing scales in herd management is important to profit

Utilizing scales in herd management is important to profit

Robyn Scherer

Progressive Cattleman

In the cattle business, weight is important. The weight of a calf when it’s born through the weight when it’s processed are all values that help a producer to know more about a herd, and make management decisions.

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A food entrepreneur offers a delicious—but pricey—solution for guilty pleasures.

A food entrepreneur offers a delicious—but pricey—solution for guilty pleasures.

Dana Goodyear

New Yorker

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.

. . . More than any other food, meat focusses cultural anxieties. In the seventies, beef caused heart attacks; in the eighties and afterward it carried mad-cow. Recent decades have brought to light the dark side of industrial agriculture, with its hormone- and antibiotic-intensive confinement-feeding operations, food-safety scares, and torture-porn optics. The social and environmental costs, the moral burden, the threat to individual health—all seem increasingly hard to justify when weighed against a tenderloin.

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Despite Struggles, Ranching Remains Traditional in Modern Era

Despite Struggles, Ranching Remains Traditional in Modern Era

Rana Thakur

Examiner.com

The story of ranching in the American West is not just about settlement — it’s also about how a profession and industry drove a country from shore to shore. The prairies of the vast interiors of what would be the United States were suitable for ‘open range’ ranching, where cattle and sheep descended from European livestock cultivated by settlers were driven on long hauls.

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The city boy & the farm girl

The city boy & the farm girl

The Times-Standard

The Humboldt County Farm Bureau will present the 2014 "Agriculturalist of the Year" award to Herb and Jane Fraser at the bureau’s annual Meeting of Members tonight. The Frasers, lifelong Humboldt County residents, have operated an Angus cattle operation in the Arcata Bottom near West End Road since 1958.

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Minimizing Storage Loss on Hay

Minimizing Storage Loss on Hay

South Dakota Ag Connection

Adequate hay storage is critical so livestock producers can minimize the loss in both value and nutrients of their hay, which makes up a large portion of their annual feed costs.

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The Beef Business is in the Genes

The Beef Business is in the Genes

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

When Marcus Harward asked his five young daughters which one wanted to go open gates while he fed cows, Catherine was always the first to volunteer.

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Senators Request Withdrawal of Waters of the U.S. Interpretive Rule

Senators Request Withdrawal of Waters of the U.S. Interpretive Rule

Janell Thomas

Beef Producer

The interpretive rule governing approved conservation practices as offered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. EPA Waters of the U.S. proposal would alter farmer-government interaction, Republican members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture said last week.

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