Tag: animal welfare

Calgary Stampede Rodeo, Animal Welfare, and Livestock Producer Reaction

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 […]

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Why do farmers and ranchers castrate cattle? | Ask a Farmer

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 […]

Quality Food Begins With Quality Animal Care

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 […]

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