The 43rd annual observance of Earth Day is April 22, a day on which Americans traditionally focus on the environment. It’s also a day on which certain elements will criticize beef production despite the evidence to the contrary.
With the death tax a constant threat to America’s farm and ranch families, now’s the time to sit down with a lawyer and get your affairs in order. Yet, 90% of families either don’t have an estate plan or are inadequately protected, says Brian Kirby, a Sioux Falls, SD-based lawyer and partner at Lindquist & Vennum.
There’s a growing movement that believes the conventional wisdom of eating “everything in moderation” is simply wrong. Perhaps achieving optimal health is as simple as drawings on the cave wall – eat like our ancestors and live a long, healthy life, with meat as the primary source of fuel.
Breeding decisions can greatly influence the profitability of a cow-calf operation. Leading researchers with the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) shared the results of several studies that examine breeding strategies for producers. Here’s a roundup of the key results of those studies.
Obesity in the U.S. continues unabated, indicating that Americans are increasingly overfed but undernourished. A new trend, however, indicates beef can play a role in helping manage the nation’s health and waistline.
Checkoff studies indicate that 95% of Americans enjoy the taste of beef, and they no longer need to feel guilty about it. Gary Taubes, author of “Good Calories; Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It,” pushes his readers to pass on the bread and brownies and opt for animal proteins and vegetables.
Who makes the best advocates for agriculture? I think it’s ranchers like you and me – folks who can proudly share our personal stories with dust on our jeans and manure on our boots. That authenticity can’t be easily duplicated
U.S. red meat production is predicted to decline through 2012, parallel with domestic per-capita meat consumption, USDA recently projected. Fewer cattle numbers are adding up to higher live-cattle prices, but also higher prices at retail