Are You A Fan Of Daylight Savings Time?

Daylight Savings Time expired last weekend and the country was treated to an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning. This week’s online poll question at beefmagazine.com is: “Do you support Daylight Savings Time?” Leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.

Discuss this poll 57

Anonymous
on Nov 20, 2013

Seems like most people favor the extra hour of day light in the evening, but most people voted no for it??? PRO DST here!

Anonymous
on Mar 9, 2014

After all these years I still do not understand the reasoning behind this yearly ritual! As the saying goes "you shouldn't fool "with" Mother Nature" I say leave it alone!!

Anonymous
on Nov 17, 2013

In the Northern hemisphere all of us have to learn to adjust to the sun and the weather. I don't care what people want to call it, but for Pete's sake, let's quit changing the clock! After all humans are supposed to be able to adjust to anything.

Anonymous
on Nov 17, 2013

Leave it on standard time year around. It messes up calving with sunlight in the morning and my daughter is going to school in the dark in the fall and getting home and there isn't much daylight left.

Anonymous
on Nov 15, 2013

Leave it on Standard Time. Quit changing it. When they change it in the Spring it is like they push the fast forward button and you can never catch up all day long. Puts you behind in the morning. Kids riding the school bus have to get up too early when you live 60 miles from town. It is not right to send the kids to school in the dark. And they leave it on DST so long they are back going to school in the dark in the Fall way before they change it back. If you need to go to town for a meeting or an appointment you don't have enough time to get your morning chores done in order to be gone the rest of the day.

Anonymous
on Nov 13, 2013

A waste of time!

Anonymous
on Nov 13, 2013

We should let Congress vote on if we should change back and forth from DST and tie it to food stamps. The time would NEVER change, because neither side can ever agree to anything.

Anonymous
on Nov 13, 2013

I agree with others, just leave it alone,...........it is hard to do chores when it's already dark outside of an evening. Especially checking to make sure all are in, nothing is down, limping....I like the time left alone with more daylight of an evening, not dark as soon as supper is over.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

It is a drain on our nation and other nation's resources to be the only country that insists on following a Daylight Savings calendar. Keep the time Standard.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

I would rather leave it DST all year--losing the hour in the spring isn't nearly as bad as having it get dark at 5:00 in the evening when we switch back to regular time! An hour of daylight in the evening when people are going home in bad weather makes a huge difference too!

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Amen.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Leave it to DST. I would prefer the extra hour in the evening.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Out here on the farm we often work daylight to dark (or after), whatever time the clock says it is. Changing the official time is of no benefit to cattlemen. Time adjustments are for those who work in offices. Why not leave the time the same year 'round and shift office schedules? Instead of 9 to 5, they could stay on the job from 8 to 4 and still have plenty of time for a round of golf in the summertime.

Anonymous
on Nov 15, 2013

Some people who have cattle also have office jobs so the extra daylight in the evenings helps me out tremendously plus I don't play golf...

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

I hate the time change!! I go to work in the dark and get home in the dark. Then feed the cows in the dark. It is hard to count cows in the dark, especially when they are constantly moving and they are black. Just leave it alone.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Leave it on DST year round. Stop changing twice a year.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Same amount of hours of daylight, no matter which time is used. However, I prefer to have the time extended in the evening. Can get things done and maybe even have time to rope!! ;-)

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Leave it on standard time. Most of the country is just sitting in front of the tv. The cattle prefer getting fed in the morning so get up and at it:-)

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

pick a time and LEAVE it alone. there are still the same number of daylight hours no matter what.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

DST all year long would be better in our area.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Yes leave it on year round

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Split the difference. Adjust the clocks half an hour once and leave it that way.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Leave it one way or the or the and let us, the citizens, adjust if we need changes!

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

DST all year round gets my vote. But I live in Indiana so at least we are finally on the same schedule as the rest of the country (we implemented (or maybe it was returned to) DST a few years ago).

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

I would love to stay on DST year round, but it is dangerous to have kids getting on buses in the dark.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Leave it on summer time!

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

My father and I both work public work and run several head of cattle. I am into work at dark and out at dark. All my winter chores are done in the dark with this winter time. I am in favor of keeping the summer time and keeping that hour of extra day light.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

Anytime the topic comes up, no one likes it that I talk to. It needs to be left alone.

on Nov 12, 2013

I would prefer DST all year.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

It is a government intrusion and serves no beneficial purpose.

Anonymous
on Nov 11, 2013

If you don't do daylight saving time you will have it getting daylight at 4 AM and it will be dark shortly after 8PM. That's giving up lots of usable daylight hours. Changing your clocks twice a year is only a minor inconvience.

Anonymous
on Nov 10, 2013

As a teacher, I much prefer standard time. But, I agree with those who say leave it one way or the other. The change is too much to deal with.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

I think there should be no daylight savings time.. God planned things perfectly !

Anonymous
on Nov 10, 2013

please, leave it one way or the other. don't keep changing it!!!

Anonymous
on Nov 9, 2013

I have to agree with the Indian quote: "Only white man thinks he can cut a foot off of the bottom of the blanket and sew it on the top of the blanket, and gain"????

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

so true!!

Anonymous
on Nov 9, 2013

DST ALL YEAROUND!

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

Both my wife and I work a full time job off the ranch. We leave before the sun comes up and get home after the sun has set during the winter months. We end up doing chores in the dark. Have you ever tried feeding a herd of cows after dark has set in?

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

Yes I am a fan of daylight saving time but I would prefer that they leave it that way year around. I would much rather have the extra hour of light in the evening, and getting up in the dark is no big deal.

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

Leave it on dst. Working a public job and farming. We need all the daylight we can get in the afternoon.

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

Working fulltime off the farm and having a fulltime farming job to go with it, we need that extra hour of daylight!

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

have had a hard time adjusting this year, maybe just leave time alone, originally to save energy but its hard for me to see or believe any more leave it be one way or the other.

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

they are just on a power trip

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

General energy advantage has been lost with heating and cooling taking over from lighting.
Agree with staying on DST full time or staying on standard time full time. When working according to the clock, the weekend with the lost hour was horrible. The older one gets the more physical disruption by the time change. johndykersmd@dykers.com

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

Who gets that extra hour of sleep if you are feed animals? We feed before daylight and again as the Sun is setting. Let's just stick to ONE Time and do away with the disruption.

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

yes, but leave it one way or the other

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

Why can they not just leave it alone.....one way or the other as just upsets everyone's natural schedule for days......Farmers and Ranchers work from sunup to sunset and longer basically, anyway, regardless of the clock

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

In my situation I prefer daylight savings time. Having a full time off the farm job, while also farming and running a fall calving commercial cow herd makes for some long days, and the extra hour or so of daylight after work makes some afternoon tasks easier. It gets old leaving home before dark and getting home after dark for months at a time.

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

In my situation I prefer daylight savings time. Having a full time off the farm job, while also farming and running a fall calving commercial cow herd makes for some long days, and the extra hour or so of daylight after work makes some afternoon tasks easier. It gets old leaving home before dark and getting home after dark for months at a time.

Anonymous
on Nov 8, 2013

I wish they would leave it on DST all year long. I think it is hard to adjust to it and change the body's internal clock. Also, DST affords those of us who work a job off the ranch a little daylight to get chores done after work.

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