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True Or False: Animal Agriculture Uses 80% Of All Antibiotics Commented on: 35 weeks ago (December 18, 2013)

Rumensin (monensin) is an ionophore, so it goes into that large bucket of antibiotics that have no impact on human medicine. Bovatec (lasalocid) is another ionophore that is used in cattle...

Doctors, Mothers Responsible For Antibiotic Resistant Bugs Commented on: 36 weeks ago (December 11, 2013)

Sandkicker--That 80% figure, just like my headline, is both true and false. It will take much too much space to address that here, but I will do so in Friday's BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly.In the meantime...

Beef Prices Set New Record Highs Commented on: 48 weeks ago (September 20, 2013)

It's easy to confuse consumption with demand, but they're not the same. Yes, consumers are buying, and retailers are selling, fewer pounds of retail beef than they did previously. But that's a...

Good Heifer Development Is All Or Nothing Commented on: 1 year ago (June 18, 2013)

He uses the Igenity test.

Burt Rutherford

Indexing Your Way To Genetic Improvement – Part 1 Commented on: 1 year ago (June 18, 2013)

Joe--You make a very good point; one that Dr. MacNeil also made and that I failed to flesh out in the article. I don't know what the magic number is in terms of herd size--perhaps you or Dr....

Will Genetically Engineered Food Feed A Hungry World? Commented on: 1 year ago (May 10, 2013)

Burt Rutherford responds:
Must be spring. I saw the first rattlesnake of the year last week and now it appears the CAVE people (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) are coming out as well...

Lesser Prairie Chicken Puts Ranchers and Government On Same Side Of Endangered Species Act Commented on: 1 year ago (May 5, 2013)

Excellent points, especially about the need to reform the Endangered Species Act. However, political realities are such that it's not likely to happen.

So here's the salient question: what...

USDA Issues Proposed Rule On COOL Commented on: 1 year ago (March 12, 2013)

This is a really good point. And it sets up a conundrum for those who believe that MCOOL is a good thing, but oppose mandatory animal ID. I realize that mandatory animal ID, in the strictest sense...

Lack of Demand Spark Stalls Cattle Prices Commented on: 1 year ago (March 10, 2013)

While government policy doesn't directly set beef prices, or cattle prices either, government policy has a huge effect indirectly, as we're seeing with the fallout from policies that encourage...

Commercial Cattleman Builds Back His Herd Using DNA Marker Technology Commented on: 1 year ago (March 1, 2013)

It appears the commenters above have definite opinions about the use of DNA technology in cattle selection. And that’s fine. However, as Ty Watkins points out, the technology is only one tool you...

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