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Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Healthier? Commented on: 18 weeks 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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...

The Low Cost Vs. High Quality Debate Commented on: 1 year ago (October 18, 2012)

Troy, I have to agree with Dr, McGrann. I have never seen any evidence that quality of beef is related to cost of production.

Working primarily with low-cost producers, I find they are...

Ethanol Study Shows Need To Reform RFS Mandate Commented on: 1 year ago (July 26, 2012)

There has never been any research, other than that supported by the corn and ethanol industries, that has shown any net positive energy gain from ethanol blending. Unbiased analyses have...

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