Livestock’s Long Shadow and Green House Gases

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 Green House Gases (GHG). Following … Continue reading Livestock’s Long Shadow and Green House Gases

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Measuring Livestock Contributions To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

During recent years, activists have taken to placing blame for increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on livestock farming. Claims are that beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry are greater contributors to increasing GHG levels than transportation. A frequently cited source of these claims are documentary projects like Cowspiracy and Food Inc. As we approach the … Continue reading Measuring Livestock Contributions To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ranching gives you a perspective of life… (Video)

Turns out I was writing about the Montana Stockgrowers Association LONG before I ever even knew I would be moving to Montana and working with this great group of ranchers. I've now met Heath and Kiley Martinell and their children and know much more about how they contribute to the Montana ranching community. This post … Continue reading Ranching gives you a perspective of life… (Video)

Ask a Farmer: Cattle Feedlots and the Environment

I had an interesting conversation with a young woman from a Journalism class a few weeks ago who asked to interview me about Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) in livestock production, specifically environmental concerns. A Meat Science professor had recommended me since I have spent most of my life acquainted with cattle feeding - my … Continue reading Ask a Farmer: Cattle Feedlots and the Environment

Dry Conditions Drying Up Business for Cattle Farmers

Watch out! I HERD on the news tonight that my dad "spends his life surrounded by these beautiful females!" Haha, no he's not in trouble, but my dad was featured on the Little Rock ABC news tonight in a story featuring the struggles cattle farmers are having with recent and long-term dry weather conditions. Be … Continue reading Dry Conditions Drying Up Business for Cattle Farmers