AFBF Has Backed COOL in the Past, But Group Fears Trade Retaliation
Dale Moore, chief of staff for AFBF, said the Farm Bureau board has been discussing COOL since the first World Trade Organization ruling on country-of-origin labeling, but the latest decision by a WTO appellate board earlier this month forced Farm Bureau leaders to consider the need to repeal the law.
Building consumer trust: Transparency is not optional
“Instead of mass communication, we have masses of communicators,” said Arnot about the wave of social media contributing to consumers’ perspectives as they gravitate more toward the information they learn from friends, family and people who share their values than they do from experts and scientists.
Education Critical for Effective Cattle Lameness Management
When it comes to effectively managing lameness in dairy and beef cattle, there is no magic bullet. The cause is often complex, involving factors such as housing conditions, management practices, nutrition and the environment.
Grass tetany in beef cattle: prevention and treatment
Wise County Messenger
Grass tetany can affect all classes of cattle, but older cows with calves at side during winter and spring are most at risk. Very thin and overly fat animals are also more susceptible.
A celebration of beef
Students clad in their trademark blue Future Farmers of America Jackets along with the West Virginia Beef Queen roamed the Capital Market in Charleston Monday with trays in hand offering up samples of beef tips and beef kabobs to anybody interested in eating one.
Cattlemen Highlight BQA at White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship
Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association participated in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship in Washington D.C. Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Kathy Simmons and Dr. Mike Apley, a cattle producer and veterinarian from Kansas attended and participated in the meeting on behalf of NCBA.
Can you justify your ranch’s water use? Soon you might have too
“American agriculture is in a reactive position for the first time in human history,” explained Aubrey Bettencourt, California Water Alliance executive director, at the recent annual conference of the National Institute of Animal Agriculture. “For the first time, agricultural producers have to explain their role in society and why it’s important. For the first time, they must justify what they do.”
USDA grant to fund BRD research in commercial feeder cattle herds
Kansas State University researchers, with the help of a USDA grant, will study risk management strategies to help reduce the health and economic effects of bovine respiratory disease complex in commercial feeder cattle.
The White House Forum on antibiotic stewardship intends to change feedyard practices now and forever
If a business or NGO had any kind of interest in how meat and poultry was produced, they were probably represented in Washington to discuss responsible antibiotic use in food production. What brought them to a very large table at the Stewardship Forum wasn’t the growing but largely misdirected public passion for getting antibiotics out of the feedyard.
We must communicate to cattle’s senses
Heather Smith Thomas
Cows interpret their environment using the five senses. Remain aware of which senses you are stimulating.