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 we castrate cattle? First thought that comes to mind, because I do not want my heifers bred to an inferior bull. Castration also comes to mind when I think of the neighbors' traveling bulls. But in reality, it's a management decision. Why would you castrate your dog? When I asked for a blog … 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