Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 11:30

$200,000-300,000 sounds a little vague to me. Would it be possible to get the expense report or final report on cost for this project. The AR I read says $2.27 million and as John Schafer pointed...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 11:08

Thanks for clarifying this, John. I appreciate you taking the time to explain this. I agree that we absolutely NEED transparency in the checkoff. Producers deserve the right to know exactly how...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 19:20

If I can clarify anything I've written in my blog, please let me know, Anonymous. Most of the information presented is quotes from readers, NCBA and CBB, so I'm not sure where the discrepancy lies...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 19:16

I would also like to encourage everyone to keep this conversation civil. Please be reminded that my blog's sole purpose is for beef producers to discuss important items of the day. This is, in...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 19:13

Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but the proposed report I have in my hands from NCBA reads $300,967 from the Federation of State Beef Councils AND $1,976,033 from the Cattlemen's Beef Board. This...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 12:28

I'm certainly not bashing another industry. Instead, I see pork doing that to us by price comparing our porterhouse to theirs to convince consumers that pork should be at the center of the plate....

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:23

I've been told the proposed cost was $2,277,000.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:57

Thanks for the update on the meeting. I really appreciated your comments, and I think your blog was a wake up call for many. Thanks for all you do.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:53

Sounds like you had yourself a good business! I bet the ladies liked your big muscles from throwing all those square bales! :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:50

This is so so true! I always say I learned the value of hard work from scooping manure out of the barn by hand and throwing square bales. A hard work ethic from ranch work certainly extends to...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:49

Agreed! It sure would be nice to spread some of this moisture around!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:47

Great blog post! Thanks for sharing! We've had friends from town help throw square bales before, too, and it's always fun to see them get a "real" workout.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:46

Such great memories made while baling hay with family! Thanks for sharing this!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:45

Agreed! I love it! It's truly the scent of summer!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:44

As I stated, we use them to take to the calving barn and put in individual stalls during calving season. It's pretty simple to throw a square bale on the front and back of the four-wheeler and get...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:42

Perhaps my sense of humor was missed in my typed words. I'm not really complaining...just musing about the ups and downs of farm life more than anything. Saying I need an office job because I...

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 23:18

I'm so glad this post resonated with others, as well. (It's a good feeling to know I'm not the only one!) Flattered, as always, when so many chime in on personal topics like this one. Thank you....

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 16:09

Enjoying the comments on this subject! Keep 'em coming!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 13:10

Boy, am I enjoying reading the comments today! It's so reassuring to know I'm not the only one! I was hesitant to write this one because who wants to admit they have blunders in the cattle...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 16:42

That's great, Katlyn! Thanks for what you do to promote agriculture in your community!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:31

Can I get your mailing address, please, so we can send you your prize? You were one of our winners! Congrats! You can email me your address at beefnews@...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 10:46

Great conversation, everyone. I think that we shouldn't rely on celebrities to be our spokespersons, but we should celebrate the ones who do great things for our industry.

Have you all...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 10:42

Thanks, everyone for the kind comments. I appreciate you stopping by the blog.

Been There Done That...I totally agree that you've got to be able to make little sacrifices to get where you...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 10:39

Posting this email message with permission:

Is it fair to use religion in the debate? It’s more than a matter of fairness; it’s a matter of correctness. There are many Biblical references...

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 23:17

I received a great email from a reader named Mark. Here is what he shared on this topic:

I had to respond to your Beef Daily posting about HSUS making the claim that it was un-Christian to...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 21:03

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 15:30

We sent ours in and filled it out front to back. If I had known that I was only required to list acres, that's all I would have done. Since I don't have the forms anymore, I'm not sure on that one...

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 16:35

I agree that being able to work alongside your partner on the ranch and in marriage has its ups and downs, but the ride is sure sweet! The journey is truly the reward.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:11

So glad you found the blog. I often write about the nutritional claims made by the mainstream media and try to offer the other side. Enjoy beef!

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:13

I think the concerns are more about the body builders who supplement with carnitine and overdo it. If you're eating a whole, natural food like beef, you're probably okay.

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