Tag: Health

Taking care of your heart

Let’s talk about heart health and the role of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. I’m an active guy, eat healthy, but I’ve been doing my darndest to lower the average patient age at the cardiologist’s offices this month!   I’m no doctor, but I have a baseline understanding of physiology applied from my […]

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Ask A Farmer: How Are Antibiotics Used in Cattle?

I am often asked how antibiotics are used in cattle. Every situation is different and every veterinary prescription can change depending on a large number of environmental factors. The following Questions and Answers regarding antibiotics use in cattle come from South Dakota State University Extension. Be sure to visit their page to learn more about […]

#AgChat on Antibiotics Use and Resistance in Livestock

Each week, on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time, people from across the farming and ranching community gather for a Twitter chat to discuss what is going on in the world of agriculture. A new topic is the center of discussion each week and ranges from cropping systems to livestock news headlines. A moderator posts the […]

Woman Downs Three 72oz Texas Steaks in an Hour

As a kid, my family’s Spring Break vacations included driving to Amarillo and seeing our cattle in the feedlot. We would end up with close to 12,000 head of cattle there throughout the course of the year, so it was more than just a drive in the pasture to check on the herd. The trip […]

Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?

Last week, you may have seen the news creeping across your social media feeds that Virgin mogul and billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, announced he had given up consuming beef in the name of a healthier lifestyle and planet. I say kudos to him! We should all be striving to do more to reduce our environmental impact, try […]

Intensification. Innovation. Integration. Discussions on Wellness and Food Security at Milken Institute

What happens when you take a guy out of Montana and turn him loose in the streets of Beverly Hills? A great learning experience… A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. Read more about my initial response in […]

Breeding Season coming to a close

Earlier this week, I was busy in the barn at one of our farms despite the humidity and rain. We were working cattle and pulling bulls from the cow herds. The calves were receiving their first round of vaccinations (2 shots – one to protect against 7 different Clostridiums and Pinkeye, another for Respiratory diseases), […]

Stanford releases literature review of organic foods

Earlier this week, a journal on Internal Medicine released a review from Stanford University which concluded that there are no significant health or safety benefits of choosing organic over conventionally grown foods. This is different from previous papers in that it is a review of recent, relevant studies, instead of a research study in itself. […]

Youth Livestock Skills Competition

Earlier this week I told ya about all of the fun we had in the show ring at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo, but there was another competition at the event. Raising and showing livestock involves many more skills outside of the show ring. This includes subjects like health, nutrition, handling, and of course knowing […]

BSE Confirmed In California Cow – Food Supply Safe

On Tuesday, April 24, USDA released a statement confirming a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) from a cow in California. The cow did not enter the food chain. There is no threat to the American beef supply. BSE never poses a threat to the milk supply. A single case of BSE does not pose […]

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