So I really wish I could embed this video, but ya’ll will have to take a gander on Today’s THV’s website. Can you point out the simple terminology mistake in this report that left me chuckling all afternoon? By the way, steers can’t breed cows. This month after the Arkansas State Vet issued an emergency regulation requiring … Continue reading A Steer, is a Bull, is a Cow: Cattle Production Gets Trichy
Farmers and ranchers are the original environmental stewards. Ever since the earliest days of open range grazing, U.S. Agriculture has been working one on one with our natural resources. There have been a few rough patches through expansion, but we have learned enormous amounts of information about working with an in our environments and that … Continue reading 10 Ways Biotechnology Improves Our Lives Beyond GMO Crops
This blog covers mostly my love for food and agriculture, but under that umbrella I touch on several different topics. What led you to find my page? I use WordPress as my blog hosting site and it gives me a run-down on the number of people viewing my site and the search terms on how … Continue reading What search terms lead to my blog?
Have you ever wanted to ask a farmer more about how our food is grown? Do you want to know more about the tools and technologies that are used in farming today? Ask a farmer! If you have a question it is a valid concern. I’ve been involved with Agriculture my entire life and still … Continue reading Ask A Farmer
Think I’m kidding? No, really! A U.K. Veterinarian invented this fiberglass cow to help Veterinary students learn how to palpate cows and learn the feel of reproductive organs. We actually have something similar on campus. Read more about this ‘Haptic Cow’ and how it helps veterinary students learn more about cattle reproduction here.
It might be a bit old school, but I get pretty excited to receive some snail mail. Last year I had my project to collect postcards from all 50 states (still working on that), so the mail box was always baring some sort of Agriculture fact fun. About the only let down is a box … Continue reading I Love Snail Mail
Yep, I’m headed back to school this week, just as I have done for 17 years of my life (geeze… that makes it sound like forever). This time around I’m in Knoxville, Tennessee working on my Master’s in Animal Science, studying Reproduction Physiology – in short, mostly cattle reproduction. Living in a town apartment isn’t … Continue reading Back To School – Appreciation For My Experiences
Believe it or not, December is almost here once again and Christmas commercials overwhelm the tv and radio. 2011 has been very interesting as I made the move from the windy Texas Panhandle to the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee; from receiving cattle in the feedyard to studying cattle reproduction for a Master’s degree. In … Continue reading Ariat Rambler Boots Giveaway Contest
…Or “Milk Transfer Engineer” as I have been told. I’m not necessarily milking cows all the time, but today I do begin working with the dairy here at the research station. I’m actually pretty excited to gain some experience on the “other side” of cattle production. I’ll be doing some work with calving, reproduction, and … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Teat Puller
Let’s talk about heart health and the role of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. I’m an active guy, eat healthy, but I’ve been doing my darndest to lower the average patient age at the cardiologist’s offices this month! I’m no doctor, but I have a baseline understanding of physiology applied from my … Continue reading Taking care of your heart