Mobile App Guides Beef Cattle Breeding Management

There's an app for everything, almost. Now cattle farmers and ranchers can add being able to manage their cowherd breeding schedules to that list! This is an exciting to have accessible because one hesitation for cattle producers to adopt better management in their breeding programs is complicated scheduling. This is one tool that may help … Continue reading Mobile App Guides Beef Cattle Breeding Management

Showing Support With Farm Toys For Tots

A group of activists are angry and once again, they're trying to force their views upon everyone else. This time it surrounds a toy on Walmart shelves. If that's not enough, they're showing ignorance by calling it a slaughter toy, choosing to ignore the model's many other uses in real life. A petition on change.org is asking … Continue reading Showing Support With Farm Toys For Tots

How Are Antibiotics Used in Cattle? | Ask A Farmer

I am often asked how antibiotics are used in cattle. Every situation is different and every veterinary prescription can change depending on a large number of environmental factors. The following Questions and Answers regarding antibiotics use in cattle come from South Dakota State University Extension. Be sure to visit their page to learn more about … Continue reading How Are Antibiotics Used in Cattle? | Ask A Farmer

Chipotle And Cancer – Will They Remove Beef and Pork?

Some days, I feel exhausted when it comes to Chipotle Mexican Grill and their lack of integrity in marketing and lack of support for modern family farming and ranching. I've written several times about the burrito chain, summarized a conversation I had where their marketing department questioned the integrity of family farmers and highlighted the … Continue reading Chipotle And Cancer – Will They Remove Beef and Pork?

Ranchers Share Antibiotics Use Following Subway Announcement

If there's anything positive to note following Subway's announcement of a new antibiotic-free meat policy, it's a new wave of farmers publicly sharing more about how they use antibiotics on farms and ranches across the country. While many consumers may be concerned about the use of sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock, such as feeding … Continue reading Ranchers Share Antibiotics Use Following Subway Announcement

Subway Removing Antibiotics from Meat

Subway Updates Statement on Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Earlier this week, Subway restaurants announced changes to their policies regarding antibiotics use in livestock, stating they would begin sourcing only protein products from livestock never receiving antibiotics. The tone in which this news was released did not sit well with livestock farmers and ranchers across the country. Frustrating the situation even more was the … Continue reading Subway Updates Statement on Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Response to Subway Antibiotic Free Meat

News that Subway will soon be serving protein from animals never receiving antibiotics hit the waves in a big way this week. The announcement was made following pressure from activist groups, not necessarily customer buying trends. Inflaming this situation was the fact that they continued to delete comments from their social media feeds from individuals … Continue reading Response to Subway Antibiotic Free Meat

Subway Removing Antibiotics from Meat

Subway Removing Antibiotics… And Facebook Comments

Subway announced on Tuesday, it plans to begin serving meat that has never received antibiotics - poultry in 2016, pork and beef six years after that is complete. The sandwich chain makes the move to compete with its rivals and gives in to pressure from activist groups, following recent events that have dampened their PR efforts … Continue reading Subway Removing Antibiotics… And Facebook Comments

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Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil

Attacks by Chipotle Mexican Grill on our country’s food system have hit the heart of American farming and ranching families, something their marketing team fails to recognize. One of these farming families includes Bob and Mary Mertz, 4th generation farmers from Riley County, Kansas who raise Simmental cattle, soybeans, corn, and sheep for 4-H and FFA … Continue reading Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil