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Grass management is critical in 2015; plus: 3 tips for winter pasture management Commented on: 17 weeks 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: 18 weeks 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: 1 year 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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...

Dr. Oz Says Meat Is Not The Cause Of America’s Obesity Problem Commented on: 2 years ago (November 1, 2012)

I didn't really need to have Dr Oz confirm the heathfulness of meat to me, but it is probably valuable for the many millions of people who listen to him every week to hear it from such an '...

What Is Sustainable Beef? Commented on: 2 years ago (October 23, 2012)

I don't think any aspect of ag that is built primarily around consumption of iron and oil can be considered sustainable.

Hmmmm??? I guess you might say that about society as a whole.

Six Reasons Why I Eat Meat Every Day -- Mondays, Too Commented on: 2 years ago (October 22, 2012)

In a general sense, plants do contain almost all the same nutrients, minerals, vitamins, etc as animals, but not necessarily in the order or magnitude we need them. Cholesterol is an essential...

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