Replacing beef with beans would dramatically slash greenhouse gasses
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.
First things first. While some of us think it would be great if everyone stopped eating beef, we realise that this is America … land of the free and home of the hamburger. We’ll see pigs flying before we see Americans giving up their beef altogether, so consider this a thought experiment. But a very telling thought experiment and one played out to significant conclusion by researchers.
Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 7-9
My San Antonio
The 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 1,600 beef cattle producers from Texas and abroad, according to organizers. The short course is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the department of animal science at Texas A&M.
Couple dedicated to providing top-notch cattle reproductive services
Throughout the spring and summer months, the Farm Forum will feature articles written by South Dakota State University agriculture communications students. Passionate about agriculture, many of these students will pursue careers where they will promote the people, commodities, technology and research that make up the agricultural industry.
Baxter Black, DVM: Just Say No
JUST SAY NO!
– my brother says it works every time!
– I know Pinto took her out, but she’s not that kind of girl!
Make hay while the sun shines
Do we really appreciate the food producers in the country? Especially, the cattle farmers? To be successful, area cattlemen are dependent upon Mother Nature to make sure one of the herds main food sources – hay – is plentiful. This year, it all seems to be coming together better than in years past.
Common traits of successful ranches
At the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention held earlier this year, Rick Machen of the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management outlined what he believes to be the key components of successful ranches. Although many others have addressed this topic, his intent was to “package the idea a little differently.”
What Size Cow Is Right for Grass-Finishing?
Personally, we don’t produce grass-fed beef, at least not to any great extent. We do produce and sell a certain amount of grass-fed burger for friends and family. Our guarantee is that we don’t supply any grain, supplements, hormones, etc. and that we try to do a good job taking care of our land.