Yesterday Amanda Radke shared an interesting email from a reader of her Beef Daily column. It’s a grossly disturbing viewpoint of cattle production, pulling scenes from many documentaries and films. I’ll share the viewers message below. What would your response be to such statements? “Amanda, all animals processed conventionally are super-stressed out, terrified, and their […]
Yeah, I think that title pretty much hits it dead on. Last week, I was rambling around the kitchen, found my favorite Trail Boss’ Cowboy Cookbook, and made what I consider a pretty decent excuse for chicken fried steak and skillet gravy. It’s the kinda meal that Hits. The. Spot. if ya know what I […]
I had a little trouble coming up with a topic for the 2011 Blog Action Day. Sure, I need to talk about food, but what about it? How does my work with cattle connect with food? If I had to choose, what one message do I want to share for BAD? My connection with the […]
So I’m really not a fan of saturating a conversation with facts and figures, but I saw this video from Merck Animal Health and thought it worth a share. Doing less with more. That is today’s American Cattle Farmers and Ranchers. Sustainablebeef.org has much more information on sustainable beef production practices.
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 […]
Factory Farm. Big Ag. Corporate Agriculture. CAFO. These are just a few of the terms used by those who oppose large business agriculture in today’s food production. Let’s face it, agriculture is made of many different farms, ranches, and operations, none of which are exactly the same. Some may be owned by families, others by […]
It really should not surprise me or disappoint me by now when I hear someone criticizing food production. After all of the blows and punches consumer groups have taken at crop and livestock producers over the past couple of years, one would think we would have the thick skin to tolerate it. But still I […]