Daily Archives: July 3, 2017

NCBA urges NAFTA negotiators to “do no harm”

NCBA urges NAFTA negotiators to "do no harm"

Larry Lee

Brownfield News Network

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is urging NAFTA negotiators to preserve access to Canadian and Mexican markets.  NCBA President-Elect Kevin Kester told a U.S. Trade Representative’s hearing Tuesday it is difficult to improve upon duty-free unlimited access and urges them not to jeopardize access to those markets.

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Excellent animal care and environmental stewardship aren’t just items on a checklist

Excellent animal care and environmental stewardship aren’t just items on a checklist

David Isermann

My Web Times

On our farm, we grow corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and beef cattle. Our cows and calves receive regular veterinary care with a preventive health plan designed with our vet to help avoid problems. During calving season, our cows are checked at regular intervals (including the 2 a.m. check), regardless of the weather or our schedule. The calves receive vitamins and immunizations at birth, and are monitored to ensure they are healthy. We take the health and well being of our animals very seriously. If our animals don’t do well, we don’t either.

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Farming might be hard, but it’s a valuable change from doing hard time

Farming might be hard, but it’s a valuable change from doing hard time

Ag Daily

. . . That’s in addition to the cattle, of which the center keeps an average of 400 brood cows and 80 replacements. There’s about 20 tons of corn silage made, and nearly 3,000 round bales produced.

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