I must say that I live in my boots. I like all kinds of boots, cowboy boots - fancy and plain, dress boots – tall and short, snow, rain, muck and work boots – yup I like them all. I feel comfortable in my boots, they are part of my everyday life on our family … Continue reading Farming In Nebraska with Deb Gangwish | Agriculture Proud Podcast 026
Want an opportunity to do research with Jack Daniels? Have you considered studying cattle nutrition? Well, I didn't get to drink any JD as part of the work, but we did get to use some of their by-products from distilling as feed for beef cattle. On Episode 025 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast, Ryan Goodman … Continue reading FAQ on Beef Cattle | Over A Beer Podcast 025
Everyone aside from those too young remembers the iconic television commercials with Sam Elliott, a catchy tune and the phrase - Beef, It's What's For Dinner. But what happened to those ads? Many ranchers complain because these ads aren't front and center. Why aren't our Checkoff programs spending $5 million for a 30 second Super … Continue reading Beef and Dairy Checkoff | Over a Beer Podcast 022
Last week, I found a beef brisket on sale at Costco and couldn't pass up the opportunity. We've had a month or more of sub-freezing temps (more often closer to zero than 20) and a slow-cooked beef dish sounded just like what the chef ordered. This balsamic beef brisket recipe sounded like it'd hit the … Continue reading Balsamic Beef Brisket Recipe
Much discussion is being had about beef imports and welfare of American ranchers thanks in part to a recent video from an internet and cable news personality, Tomi Lahren on The Blaze. While some cattlemen and women believe they should throw their full support behind Tomi Lahren because she’s bringing the discussion to the table, … Continue reading Do Beef Imports Harm American Ranchers?
In 2006, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a report titled Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options. The report aimed to assess the total environmental impact of global livestock and determined this sector of agriculture is among the world's top contributors to negative environmental impacts, including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Greenhouse … Continue reading Livestock’s Long Shadow and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
There has been a lot of news in recent years concerning the role of the Beef Checkoff dollars and how they're utilized. A few of my personal observations: Gauging from the discussions online and in coffee-shop talk, some critics have not read the regulations establishing the role of the Beef Checkoff Some critics assume the … Continue reading Why Blame The Beef Checkoff For Promoting Beef?
You know that graduate student who gets the lucky draw to help with those "fun" summer projects? Yep, that was my role when I first met today's podcast guest. Now, to be honest, the summer project wasn't too bad. I had the opportunity to help measure the results with a new fly tag project by … Continue reading Cattle Fly Control with Dave Thomas | Agriculture Proud Podcast 017
Much of what we love about the western states involves open lands. Both private and public ownership of millions of acres make up these open spaces where we can enjoy wildlife, big skies, and the last remaining wide-open country. Do livestock and farming operations contribute to retaining these open lands? I decided to tackle this topic … Continue reading Open Lands Contributions by Livestock
Farmers and ranchers love feeding their cattle. There's just something about going out to the field and emptying a bag of cubes or dropping off a few more protein tubs. This is especially true for livestock producers in the Southeastern U.S. with smaller herds. But does that extra feed pay off in the long run? … Continue reading Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?