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

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Subway Removing Antibiotics from Meat

Subway Updates Statement on Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Earlier this week, Subway restaurants announced changes to their policies regarding antibiotics use in livestock, stating they would begin sourcing only protein products from livestock never receiving antibiotics. The tone in which this news was released did not sit well with livestock farmers and ranchers across the country. Frustrating the situation even more was the … Continue reading Subway Updates Statement on Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Response to Subway Antibiotic Free Meat

News that Subway will soon be serving protein from animals never receiving antibiotics hit the waves in a big way this week. The announcement was made following pressure from activist groups, not necessarily customer buying trends. Inflaming this situation was the fact that they continued to delete comments from their social media feeds from individuals … Continue reading Response to Subway Antibiotic Free Meat

Subway Removing Antibiotics from Meat

Subway Removing Antibiotics… And Facebook Comments

Subway announced on Tuesday, it plans to begin serving meat that has never received antibiotics - poultry in 2016, pork and beef six years after that is complete. The sandwich chain makes the move to compete with its rivals and gives in to pressure from activist groups, following recent events that have dampened their PR efforts … Continue reading Subway Removing Antibiotics… And Facebook Comments

Ask a Farmer: Are feedlot cattle fed antibiotics and hormones?

Due to a large amount of criticism and misrepresentation of the facts, many people have expressed mixed ideas about what occurs in beef production. I have spent a large portion of my life getting well acquainted with all stages of beef cattle production and have a few thoughts and opinions to share. Recently, I have … Continue reading Ask a Farmer: Are feedlot cattle fed antibiotics and hormones?

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