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Podcast 027 – Raising Texas Cotton with Jeremy Brown

Beyond the fence post also means that I must be involved. There are so many different aspects to agriculture. The more I learn through involvement, the better I can be as a farmer. I believe that it is important to “AgVocate” for agriculture at the local level and beyond. – Jeremy Brown, Beyond the Fence […]

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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 […]

What happens in a cattle feedlot – Explaining Aerial Images

What’s really going on in the feedlots you see on television or in google images? Google cattle feedlot aerial photos and you come up with a number of results that describe the “horrors of industrial beef”. People like to make these images out to be scary and damaging for conventional cattle operations. Even when an […]

What Happens in a Cattle Feedlot – People Behind The Beef

(In case you missed it, check out the first part of this series about my introduction to feedlots as a kid to learn where my interest for feeding cattle began.) During the next few years, my interest in the cattle business grew even stronger. I focused on college courses in nutrition and managing feedlot cattle. […]

What Happens In A Cattle Feedlot – My Introduction As A Kid

So what really takes place at a cattle feedlot? Many folks refer to these places of business as factory farms. There is strong fascination among activist groups to uncover acts of cruelty and abuse from these locations, not only animal abuse, but irrevocable harms to the surrounding environment and communities. I have been lucky enough […]

Love for Agriculture and Red Dirt music #WorthTheFight

Nothing in this life is free. Good things come to those who work hard, and for me that includes pursuing my passion. I’m proud of my roots at home in Arkansas. It’s a great state with many traditions, and great people who contribute to the world, but “you’re always 17 in your hometown.” Branching out […]

Tifton 85 Bermuda is a safe hybrid, GMO adverse effects not verified

Earlier this week a frenzy began in the media and on social networks when a CBS affiliate in Austin Texas incorrectly reported that a genetically modified grass releasing cyanide gas and caused cattle deaths. I wrote a brief post describing the condition known more commonly as prussic acid. The news station has since clarified the […]

The Thirsty Road Ahead: Be Thankful For Water

A Facebook friend recently forwarded this article from The Economist. THIS year Texas had the hottest summer ever recorded in any state. In September wildfires swept through the town of Bastrop, outside Austin, destroying more than 1,000 homes. Thousands of cattle have been sold. The town of Big Spring, up the road from the oil […]

Book Review: The Worst Hard Time

Not sure if you have checked out my Readings and Ruminations book list lately, but I have shared my thoughts on some recent reads. My latest book to complete is The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan. Despite some long chapters, this book is a definite page-turner for anyone interested in stepping into the shoes […]

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