Year: 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

Is McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Bad Business for Beef?

Today, I stopped in McDonald’s at 11 a.m. for a Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin. I’m a fan of the new All Day Breakfast, which began on Tuesday, October 6 across the country. Social media rejoiced, McDonald’s proclaims a great move by listening and responding to its customers and franchisees are calling it a logistics […]

Considerations for ranch business planning and management

Jumping into the cattle business today can bring significant rewards with historic market prices expected to stick around. However, that move also involves significant risk considering the amount capital required to make the investment. For many young people, such as myself, with aspirations to get involved in the family business or starting an operation from […]

Antibiotics Use and Resistance in Livestock #AgChat

Each week, on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time, people from across the farming and ranching community gather for a Twitter chat to discuss what is going on in the world of agriculture. A new topic is the center of discussion each week and ranges from cropping systems to livestock news headlines. A moderator posts the […]

3 Lessons Learned From My First 3 Half Marathons

Late last year, I set a goal to run a Half Marathon. After completing a few 5k and 10k races, I was hungry for more. So, this Spring, I accomplished that goal by running the Yellowstone Half Marathon. I wasn’t competitive for any medals, but I did accomplish my goal of finishing. Following that race, […]

Running: 25-Mile Relay Ranch Run – Lennep, Montana

This was a busy weekend for the Montana running community! September offers so many great opportunities for runners and this weekend was one of the busiest! On Saturday, I took part in the inaugural CattleWomen’s Ranch Run, a 25-mile relay in the Castle Mountains near the town of Lennep. This 5-person relay showcased 5th generation ranches, stewardship and […]

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