Year: 2012

Cattle Breeds 101: Brahman

When you walk into to cattle barns at the fair, there’s one breed of cattle many people will remember. It’s those cows with the big floppy ears and that big ole hump on their back. They come in shades of gray, red, and even spotted. They’re kinda like gentle giants. These cattle are Brahmans and […]

NCBA Convention 2012 in Music City Nashville – Tweetup

Education. Networking. Opportunity. Fun. That’s how the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) describes their 114th annual convention as it comes to Music City Nashville February 1-4. I know it’s still 3 weeks away, but I can’t hold it to myself. I’ll be going and it’ll be my first large industry convention to attend. (Oh and […]

California Activists Torch Cattle Trucks

“Containers of accelerant were placed beneath a row of 14 trucks with four digital timers used to light four of the containers and kerosene soaked rope carrying the fire to the other 10,” the e-mail said. “We were extremely pleased to see all 14 trucks ‘were a total loss,’ ” the message said. “We’re not […]

McDonald’s Launches Farmer Ad Campaign

Have you seen the latest commercials from America’s favorite burger chain? McDonald’s launched its new ad campaign on January 2nd to emphasize the quality of ingredients and a farm to fork story. The ads feature four farmers (secondary suppliers) that produce potatoes, lettuce, and beef for the restaurant chain. The cattle rancher featured in the […]

Back To School – Appreciation For My Experiences

Yep, I’m headed back to school this week, just as I have done for 17 years of my life (geeze… that makes it sound like forever). This time around I’m in Knoxville, Tennessee working on my Master’s in Animal Science, studying Reproduction Physiology – in short, mostly cattle reproduction. Living in a town apartment isn’t […]

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