Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

Secretary Perdue details USDA functions in the event of a lapse in federal funding

Secretary Perdue details USDA functions in the event of a lapse in federal funding

The Fence Post

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture  will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding. “There may be a lapse in funding for the federal government, but that will not relieve USDA of its responsibilities for safeguarding life and property through the critical services we provide,” said Secretary Perdue.

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Good Grazing Management Brings an Ecosystem Back to Life

Good Grazing Management Brings an Ecosystem Back to Life

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

When Gary and Amy Cammack purchased 927 acres of rangeland in 1984, it bore the scars of grazing that began 100 years ago. High stocking rates had reduced plant diversity and it was a mono-culture of needle and thread grass.

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“The Art of Greatness” film premieres Christmas Eve

“The Art of Greatness” film premieres Christmas Eve

The Cattle Business Weekly

“Greatness is not something you can weigh or measure scientifically,” said Richard Halstead, portrait artist of the five Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery inductees featured in “I Am Angus | The Art of Greatness.” “Greatness is not fashion. It’s not fame either. It’s not someone who’s making the biggest splash, the biggest noise. It’s someone who has a lasting quality. It doesn’t have to be earth shaking. It doesn’t have to follow any pre-conceived concept of greatness. There’s no one strict formula for making greatness. It’s what people do with what they have.”

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Bale grazing. ‘What a waste of feed!’ NO

Bale grazing. ‘What a waste of feed!’ NO

Steve Kenyon

Canadian Cattlemen

I still receive this comment quite often when I speak about bale grazing. Our industry is hung up on being efficient. We don’t want to waste anything. I know we have all been trained to target 97 per cent efficiency in everything we do.

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‘Holy Cow’: Cattle form the sign of the cross

‘Holy Cow’: Cattle form the sign of the cross

Fox News

Gene Hanson, the North Dakota farmer whom President Trump called a “great American,” has created messages in his field before. But this time instead of using his plow, he used his neighbor’s cows — approximately 150 of his young black Angus cattle — who live across the road from his farm in Edgeley.

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Livestock producers, consumers affected by cellular agriculture

Livestock producers, consumers affected by cellular agriculture

Farm and Dairy

According to a team of Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences livestock experts and food scientists focused on cellular agriculture, the progress of this technology requires thorough evaluation and discussion to address the multitude of questions surrounding it.

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To those who feed the herd at Christmas

To those who feed the herd at Christmas

Heather Smith Thomas

Progressive Cattleman

Christmas is a special time because this is when we pause in our daily busyness to remember God’s greatest gift to us – in the birth of his Son, who showed us that we are all children of God and that we are loved by our Father.

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