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Simple choices? Not in this election Commented on: 1 week ago (September 17, 2016)

We often hear that we must respect everyone's opinion. I think what we mean is we need to respect everyone's right to express their opinion. I, however, cannot extend any respect for the opinion...

COOL: Let’s pick up the pieces and move on Commented on: 41 weeks ago (December 11, 2015)

Several years ago, early in the days of COOL, I was speaking at a conference in Alberta and was asked by someone in the audience whether I supported COOL. I answered that of course I did. That...

Why COOL needs to go; guest blog by John Maddux Commented on: 1 year ago (June 25, 2015)

Hi John,

I agree with your assessment of the existing COOL legislation and the way it was implemented...

However, conceptually COOL to me always was a consumer issue. I strongly...

Grass management is critical in 2015; plus: 3 tips for winter pasture management Commented on: 1 year ago (December 29, 2014)

While I can agree with the first two points Dr. Tuck makes, the third one regarding resting pastures in the winter based on potential soil compaction and pugging is mostly relevant to environments...

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee intends to drop beef from recommendations Commented on: 1 year ago (December 23, 2014)

I am making the same comment as calfdoc above. NCBA needs to get off the notion of 'lean beef' as a healthy food source and totally embrace saturated fat as an essential piece of a healthy diet....

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Healthier? Commented on: 2 years ago (December 5, 2013)

If we consider the finishing phase to be putting the final 400 lbs on a steer or heifer, say from 800 to 1200 lbs, there are many regions that can finish an animal on 1/2 acre in a 150-180 day...

6 Heart-Healthy Beef Cuts To Include In Your Diet Commented on: 3 years ago (March 19, 2013)

Now wouldn't it be remarkable if AHA actually came to accept the overwhelming research that says saturated fat is an essential nutrient, so they would also endorse the far healthier cuts with good...

Meat Inspector Furlough Is Just A D.C. Game Commented on: 3 years ago (March 15, 2013)

Hey Troy,

Here is the fundamental problem with our political system. Too many people share the "I understand we’re stuck with a two-party system, and thus it makes sense to work within...

The Joys Of Calving Season Commented on: 3 years ago (March 11, 2013)

My very best memories of calving season are when we moved to calving on green grass rather than in the winter. I never got up in the night again, I never pulled a calf in the cold, we no longer...

Consider The Invisible Costs Of Your Drought Strategy Commented on: 3 years ago (January 18, 2013)

In many areas of the country, the $238/mature cow would have bought 1 to 1.5 tons of hay in 2012. That would not have been nearly enough to bring the herd intact through the 5-10 months of severe...

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