On the heels of yesterday's post about the importance of advocating for agriculture within our communities, I find this post from a Tennessee newspaper that further supports the need for agvocacy in our own communities. Rather than summarize parts of the story, I've decided it's best you just read it yourself. Below is a portion; … Continue reading Animal protection efforts have unintended results
Recently a friend in Wyoming emailed me a link from a Canadian source claiming that rodeo livestock are violently mistreated and encouraging all travelers to avoid rodeos and instead "visit the country fairs that usually accompany them." Much of the support for these claims comes from the Vancouver and Canadian Humane Societies. With Canada's Calgary … Continue reading Calgary Stampede Rodeo, Animal Welfare, and Livestock Producer Reaction
Why do farmers and ranchers castrate cattle? There can be many welfare and management reasons behind the use of castration in cattle. Castration also comes to mind when I think of the neighbors' traveling bulls. When it comes down to it, farmers and ranchers use this as a tool for management. Why would you castrate … Continue reading Why do farmers and ranchers castrate cattle?
The following video is about real animal welfare on farms and ranches across the country. Response to Mercy for Animals, Animal Cruelty video from a Texas Dairy.
Just a glimpse of the livestock on our ranch that enjoy green pastures and quality animal care. Check out more about how ranchers care for their livestock on my Agriculture Proud Blog. On my Facebook Page there is a growing list of links from farmers who share their own perspective of Animal Welfare. Check it … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday:Ranch Life
If you have been following along with my posts, you'll know we are in the middle of Spring Vaccinations. We are gathering each herd of cattle, administering vaccinations, and rotating each herd through pastures of fresh, green grass. I just watched another video depicting unacceptable treatment of calves, and I thought it would be a good … Continue reading Quality Food Begins With Quality Animal Care
I have been involved in many conversations on the topic of animal welfare, animal rights, and eating meat through social media over the years. Something I have observed is there tends to be extremes on either side of every issue. It never pays to be obnoxious or demanding in a conversation with someone, and no … Continue reading How to lose the argument on animal welfare