Month: November 2013

Turkey welfare and slaughter Video with Dr. Temple Grandin

Over the past several years, I have been engaged in several conversations about transparency, animal welfare, and requests for more information about how livestock make it to our plates. Recently, American Meat Institute has teamed up with Dr. Temple Grandin, a well-know animal scientist who focuses on improving animal welfare practices, especially during slaughter. The […]

Antibiotics Use in Cattle Feedlots | Ask A Farmer

Last week, I brought forward some Food For Thought on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock. The concerns surrounding an increase in antibiotic resistance seem to raise a lot of emotion and controversy around our food supply, just as the use of other feed additives, chemicals, herbicides, and countless other technologies and applications of […]

Is Antibiotic Resistance due to Livestock drug use?

One of the most frequent questions I receive relative to livestock production often includes some aspect of antibiotic use. This has been a hot-topic in the food and farm dialogues over the past few years and one that draws a lot of criticism from consumers concerned about antibiotic resistance. Are farmers and ranchers going to […]

#BigSkyMove: Manhattan Kansas serves up a great steak diagram

Where does your favorite cut of steak come from? During my #BigSkyMove, I had the opportunity to visit Manhattan, Kansas, specifically my friends Brandon and Jodi Oleen. Jodi works for the Kansas Pork Association and Brandon with one of the Beef Cattle units at Kansas State University. Talk about house divided when it comes to […]

#BigSkyMove – Cross Country Trip – Part 2

Make sure to catch up on the first half of the #BigSkyMove drive in the previous post. Now, picking up right where I left off… The next two days’ drives would be the longest of the trip. Not necessarily by mileage, but I enjoyed the view along the way. It was cooling off and cloudy […]

#BigSkyMove – Cross-Country Road Trip – Part 1

Well, if you haven’t figured it out already, I finally made it to Helena, Montana. I’ve already spilled the beans on one brief exploration. #BigSkyMove was a success, but I still consider it a continual process as this Southerner learns his lessons in Big Sky Country. Launching point from home in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas The trip […]

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