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Rancher Details "Gut-Wrenching" Pain From Cattle Lost In SD Blizzard Commented on: 41 weeks ago (October 11, 2013)

In hindsight, I should have disallowed the initial anonymous comment saying that an animal perishing slowly in a violent storm is preferrable to a quick death in a packing plant. It is a heartless...

Arizona, California, Ohio, Tennessee And Texas Represented On 2014 National Beef Ambassador Team Commented on: 43 weeks ago (October 1, 2013)

Sorry for the error. The correct names are:
Rachael Wolters (Tennessee)
Emma Morris (California)
Tori Summey (Arizona)
Sierra Jepsen (Ohio)
Justana Von Tate (Texas)...

Argentina Provides A Lesson In How to Ruin a Beef Industry Commented on: 43 weeks ago (September 28, 2013)

If memory serves me right, I believe that the Argentine government set domestic price controls on beef and a lot of product moved into a grey market, where higher prices could be gained by the...

If They Can Predict Football, Why Not The Cattle Business? Commented on: 45 weeks ago (September 14, 2013)

A Vega: Troy has provided a variety of commentary and analysis for BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly each week for the past 10 years. Most tend to be discussions on serious topics of interest to the industry,...

Capping An Eventful Nine Days, Merck Halts Zilmax™ Sales Commented on: 48 weeks ago (August 23, 2013)

FYI, this article and issue concerns beta agonists, not beta blockers.

Jamie Oliver Says McDonald’s Burgers Unfit For Human Consumption Commented on: 50 weeks ago (August 12, 2013)

Thanks for the note and the heads up, Charlie. "Coined" was the wrong refernce to use. We actually have reported on the origin of the "pink slime" characterization by the USDA microbiologist in...

Size Up Your Herd Performance With These Benchmarks Commented on: 51 weeks ago (August 8, 2013)

Harlan Hughes responds:
Pasture costs vary considerably from region to region. The Farm Management Associations in North Dakota used a pasture cost of $17. 43 per AUM for 2012 grass verses...

Will You Buy A Soldier A Steak? Commented on: 1 year ago (July 25, 2013)

Visit the All American Beef Battalion at www.steaksfortroops.com , write to
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Carriage Drivers, Cattlemen Share Animal Welfare Concerns Commented on: 1 year ago (June 21, 2013)

Editor response: I wouldn't put much credence in New York standards, and it would be interesting to know how New York City set its threshold at 90 degrees. A city with a mayor who decries and...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Won’t Back Down To Animal Rights Extremists Commented on: 1 year ago (June 21, 2013)

Editor response: It's not a matter of not caring for "animal welfare folks," I think just about anyone working with animals in their livelihood believes in animal welfare. What they don't believe...

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