Daily Archives: June 8, 2015

Don’t Let Reproduction Suffer

Don’t Let Reproduction Suffer

AG Wired

With summer approaching it’s time to keep an eye on the Temperature-Humidity Index (THI).  When the minimum THI is greater than 65, or the average is 68 for 17 hours/day it negatively affects cows giving more than 77 pounds of milk a day.  Research is also suggesting that reproduction can be impacted at THI levels as low as 55.

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House to consider COOL repeal next week — Canada seeking $3 billion in COOL retaliation

House to consider COOL repeal next week — Canada seeking $3 billion in COOL retaliation

Helena Bottemiller Evich

Politico

Right on cue, the House will take up legislation next week that would repeal country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and poultry, according to leadership sources.

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Is it OK To Drink Milk & Eat Beef If You Care About Animals? The Verdict.

Is it OK To Drink Milk & Eat Beef If You Care About Animals? The Verdict.

Maria Brilaki

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.

Notice how cows prefer grain over grass (I had no idea, and was surprised to discover that!). Also, notice the word she used: “balanced” diet. It’s not like one diet is better than the other. It’s that cows need balance. Just like us

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