Month: June 2013

Cowboy Proverbs with your Sunday morning coffee

It has always amazed me that God created the wonderful landscape that we call “cow country”. When I am out riding in the pastures or mountains, I can’t help but be thankful for being there. I think it is one of the many reasons why farmers and ranchers are so blessed. Here’s a series of […]

Breeding Season coming to a close

Earlier this week, I was busy in the barn at one of our farms despite the humidity and rain. We were working cattle and pulling bulls from the cow herds. The calves were receiving their first round of vaccinations (2 shots – one to protect against 7 different Clostridiums and Pinkeye, another for Respiratory diseases), […]

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs

This year’s Alltech Symposium offered many great programs during the breakout sessions. Of greatest interest to me were several sessions focusing on the future of animal nutrition. I had the opportunity to attend two of these sessions. The Programs Not Products Ruminant section highlighted the need for livestock nutrition to focus on lifetime performance and […]

Why should farmers and ranchers advocate for agriculture? (Video)

I think it goes without question if you’ve followed my material for very long, that I am passionate about advocating for the voice of farmers and encouraging others involved in agriculture to join the conversations. While speaking at various agriculture meetings or organization events, I sometimes get blank stares from those farmer and rancher types […]

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