Animal Welfare http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/30091/more en Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry's goal is zero foodborne illness. My intent isn’t to trivialize human disease; I fully recognize the gravity of the hospitalizations and death resulting from foodborne illnesses. However, to discuss such cases without reference to consumption is irresponsible. Of course, any effort by interests to drum up funding support is more effective if they cite 639,640 cases (the numerator) of foodborne illness, without considering the denominator and referencing that only 0.0006% of beef meals resulted in a foodborne disease. It’s also important to note that not all these cases are due to pathogens that came into the final food product source on the meat. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:08:00 +0000 72841 at http://beefmagazine.com What Do We Do About The .01 Percent Of Producers Who Actually Abuse Animals? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-do-we-do-about-01-percent-producers-who-actually-abuse-animals <div class="node-body blog-body">Another disturbing video surfaced this week showing animal abuse. Given the frailty of the human condition, it may be that the industry can never totally eliminate these kind of events from happening. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep trying.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-do-we-do-about-01-percent-producers-who-actually-abuse-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-do-we-do-about-01-percent-producers-who-actually-abuse-animals#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality My View From The Country Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:54:00 +0000 68061 at http://beefmagazine.com How Beta-Agonists Figure Into Fatigued-Cattle Syndrome http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/how-beta-agonists-figure-fatigued-cattle-syndrome <div class="node-body article-body">Rather than a singular cause, Dan Thomson, KSU, says beta-agonists are likely one of many contributors to what is called fatigued-cattle syndrome.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/how-beta-agonists-figure-fatigued-cattle-syndrome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/how-beta-agonists-figure-fatigued-cattle-syndrome#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Health Beef Safety Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 67102 at http://beefmagazine.com South Dakota Ranchers Connect To Consumers http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/south-dakota-ranchers-connect-consumers <div class="node-body video-body">Troy and Stacy Hadrick are South Dakota ranchers and founders of Advocates for Agriculture. They talk about why it's so important to connect to consumers and how their ranch management has been affected by those relationships. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/south-dakota-ranchers-connect-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/south-dakota-ranchers-connect-consumers#comments Animal Welfare Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:53:00 +0000 65822 at http://beefmagazine.com Temple Grandin Shares Top Cattle Handling Tips http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-handling/temple-grandin-shares-top-cattle-handling-tips <div class="node-body video-body">Animal welfare and proper animal handling is at the forefront of consumers’ minds; and no one has been more at the forefront of the animal welfare and handling wave than Temple Grandin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-handling/temple-grandin-shares-top-cattle-handling-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-handling/temple-grandin-shares-top-cattle-handling-tips#comments Cattle Handling Animal Welfare Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:49:00 +0000 64382 at http://beefmagazine.com Are We Wasting Resources That Could Feed Hungry Children? http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/are-we-wasting-resources-could-feed-hungry-children <div class="field-byline"> Jude Capper </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On her blog bovidiva.com, Jude Capper poses the question, “Can we really afford to lose the sustainability advantages that productivity-enhancing tools provide?” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/are-we-wasting-resources-could-feed-hungry-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/are-we-wasting-resources-could-feed-hungry-children#comments Animal Welfare Sustainability Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:22:00 +0000 62062 at http://beefmagazine.com More Packers To Stop Taking Zilmax™-Fed Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/processors/more-packers-stop-taking-zilmax-fed-cattle <div class="field-byline"> Steve Kay, Cattle Buyers Weekly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Big Four packers to adopt policies against buying Zilmax-fed cattle. Zilmax is a beta-agonist that raises efficiency and promotes weight gan in cattle at the end of their finishing period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/processors/more-packers-stop-taking-zilmax-fed-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/processors/more-packers-stop-taking-zilmax-fed-cattle#comments Animal Welfare Processors Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:13:00 +0000 61882 at http://beefmagazine.com Capping An Eventful Nine Days, Merck Halts Zilmax™ Sales http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/capping-eventful-nine-days-merck-halts-zilmax-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Over a nine-day period, a stunning series of developments that concluded with Zilmax™ being temporarily removed from the U.S. and Canadian market shakes up the supply picture for U.S. beef.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/capping-eventful-nine-days-merck-halts-zilmax-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/capping-eventful-nine-days-merck-halts-zilmax-sales#comments Animal Welfare Business Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:37:00 +0000 61582 at http://beefmagazine.com Tyson’s Zilmax™ Policy Continues To Jitter The Industry http://beefmagazine.com/processors/tyson-s-zilmax-policy-continues-jitter-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Tyson Fresh Meats dropped a “Dear John” bombshell on the industry last week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/processors/tyson-s-zilmax-policy-continues-jitter-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/processors/tyson-s-zilmax-policy-continues-jitter-industry#comments Animal Welfare Feedlots Processors Business Fri, 16 Aug 2013 02:21:00 +0000 61302 at http://beefmagazine.com Tyson Says It Won’t Buy Zilmax-Fed Cattle After Sept. 6 http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/tyson-says-it-won-t-buy-zilmax-fed-cattle-after-sept-6 <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Roybal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Live cattle futures surged in overnight trading, boosted by the notification by Tyson Foods to its fed-cattle suppliers that, beginning Sept. 6, it will no longer accept cattle fed with Zilmax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/tyson-says-it-won-t-buy-zilmax-fed-cattle-after-sept-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/tyson-says-it-won-t-buy-zilmax-fed-cattle-after-sept-6#comments Animal Welfare Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:13:00 +0000 60842 at http://beefmagazine.com