What we’ve done to reduce the need for antibiotics.

We use antibiotics as a tool, but we do so carefully. And over time, we make sure to improve using the latest technologies and medicines to give our cattle the best care. Our family, and our industry, has taken steps to reduce the need for antibiotics. Here’s a list: Our herd health plan helps prevent […]

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The new(ish) form of farming

Semi-lately (new in relative terms) one of a farmer and rancher’s chore items is defending agriculture to the public. A recent AP article shows the efforts that farmers and ranchers are making to complete this chore: start up the conversation with their consumer counterparts about “what they do and why they do it.” Many of […]

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#FarmVoices – It’s our turn

Farmers feed this entire planet. And it’s time the world paid attention. This is what motivated young farmers and ranchers to launch a campaign with the purpose of getting farmers to tell their stories, rather than having farmers stories told by special interest groups outside of farming. I’m super impressed by the work of these […]

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Are you ready to Vote 4 Ag?

Tomorrow I will be voting for my values and for agriculture. Are you ready to vote? I haven’t found any sources better than the National Corn Growers Association’s nonpartisan survey responses submitted by President Obama and Governor Romney. The information provided by both candidates is meant to help interested voters gain information on the issues […]

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Inside a beef packing plant

Have you ever been able to tour inside a beef packing plant? Quite the opportunity if you get the chance. Of course there are undercover videos all over the web about the inside of the packing plants and show the mistreatment of animals – and they are horrible or setup. But that is a rarity […]

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The farm effect.

More than ever, I have heard more people say they, or their kids, are allergic to unusual things. Peanuts. Tomatoes. Fish.  Odors of food. Plants and animals. Room temperature food. And heaven forbid – Chocolate. An NPR article posted today shows the research that the issues with more and more kids becoming allergic to food […]

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“Pink Slime” not eye-appealing? Neither is caviar.

If you don’t read anything else about this post, please read this line: LFTB is just beef. It’s safe -  not eye-appealing – but nether is caviar. LFTB, short for lean finely textured beef, has been dubbed by the media as “pink slime”. Sure it sounds gross. Makes my stomach churn. But here are the […]

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Stockmanship = taking care of cattle

Part 10: Finally, the final post to this series of the 10 Greatest Beef Innovations, originally posted by Farm Progress in their Beef Producer section. I saved this one for last because I believe it rings clearer today than ever before: Stockmanship. At least it should. Our not-so-much-friends from the animal rights groups are pointing […]

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