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  • May 29, 2014

    Barnum & Bailey Shows The HSUS Juggernaut Isn’t Invincible 2

    Just the mention of those four little letters – HSUS – can evoke strong emotions in most cattlemen....More
  • Mar 25, 2014

    Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness 2

    When activist groups and media sensationalize food-bone illness outbreaks without providing the context of the overwhelming safety of the U.S. food supply, they do a disservice to consumers, government and industry....More
  • Nov 14, 2013

    What Do We Do About The .01 Percent Of Producers Who Actually Abuse Animals? 7

    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....More
  • Oct 8, 2013

    South Dakota Ranchers Connect To Consumers

    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....More
  • Sep 23, 2013

    Temple Grandin Shares Top Cattle Handling Tips 1

    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....More
  • Mar 28, 2013

    New Mexico Horse Stunt Hurts All Producers 11

    Just when it appears that a commonsense, factual-based approach to the issue of horse slaughter is possible, one heartless fool decides to taunt the opposition by making a disturbing video that tarnishes livestock production....More
  • Feb 21, 2013

    Animal Welfare: Why It Is Always Important To You 1

    Animal welfare is critically important, and not just because it’s the right thing to do for the animals. Kansas State University Veterinarian Dan Thomson says animal welfare affects virtually all aspects of beef production, from the cow-calf operation until the consumer sits down to a plate of succulent and nutritious beef....More
  • U.S. beef industry quality assurance
    Jan 23, 2013

    BQA Is Emblematic Of Beef Production Stewardship

    Even though 2012 beef exports were below the previous year’s record pace in terms of volume through the first 11 months, the value of those products set a new record-high. Through November, U.S. beef exports represented a value of $214.64/head of fed cattle harvested....More
  • Jul 11, 2012

    Egg Producers Acquiescence To HSUS Is Worrisome 4

    The science of animal welfare is ever-evolving. That’s why a federally legislated approach to animal well being, such as that pushed by United Egg Producers and HSUS in the Senate version of the 2012 farm bill, just doesn’t make a lot of sense. Food producers can be much more responsive to new developments when their progress isn’t impeded by federal mandates....More
  • Jun 12, 2012

    Is All The Industry Buzz Over Animal Welfare Warranted? 6

    Is the North American cattle industry attaching too much significance to the animal welfare debate? Kee Jim, DVM, a founding partner of Feedlot Health Management Services (FHMS) Ltd., in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, says animal husbandry is an important priority, but doesn’t warrant the amount of industry attention it’s currently generating....More

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