Year: 2015

Revisiting the Top 10 Stories of 2015

2015 has definitely been a year of swift change and action in the world of food and agriculture. When looking back one of the most notable changes would have to be the trend of food companies and restaurant chains adjusting their food sourcing requirements according to demands from certain groups of consumers. This includes sourcing […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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