Is the New York Times naïve about MARC or intentionally misleading? Commented on: 14 weeks ago (February 13, 2015)

I can understand the outrage of both the writer and the response above but the fact of the matter is that as Animal Scientists we already knew these problems would occur (malformed reproductive...

Leg conformation is too important to hide on bull photos Commented on: 14 weeks ago (February 13, 2015)

I wonder why they just didn't travel around and look at real bulls to see if there were feet and leg problems? Certainly some do have them, the majority don't. Most cattlemen look at bulls not...

Beef Stomach Could Be The Gold For U.S. Beef In China Commented on: 1 year ago (February 13, 2014)

There are lots of cultures that eat organ meats, the US tends to be a little spoiled in that regard but I like the fact that the Chinese might be interested in the omasum at $30 per head if the...

U.S. Beef Herd Is Mostly Black But Changing Slightly Commented on: 1 year ago (February 3, 2014)

Well done Burt but I remember when every breed possible was trying to "be black", all but 6, and now those breeds are benefiting from the decision. The change in the national cowherd to one color...

Are You Increasing Your Cows’ Feed Intake In Cold Weather? Commented on: 1 year ago (January 27, 2014)

Rather makes me glad I ranch in the South! Useful information when it does get cold. My Brahmans shiver just a little when it get around 40.

Cattle Industry Improves Overall Sustainability By 5% Commented on: 1 year ago (August 23, 2013)

What I see is a lot of computer modelling and some literature reviews (and some educated guesses). We need some hard data if this is worth doing and even then there is tremendous variability in...

Checkoff Responds To Negative Feedback On New Beef Cut Names Commented on: 1 year ago (July 9, 2013)

Amanda, I agree with you! We gave away a lot of sweat equity when we agreed to this. There certainly were other ways to aid consumers in determining how to cook chicken or pork without giving away...

Indexing Your Way To Genetic Improvement – Part 1 Commented on: 1 year ago (June 17, 2013)

As you know index selection is not new, Hazel developed on of the first for dairy cattle. The problem with selection indexes (and this includes those created by breed associations) is that the...

Some Thoughts From An Oklahoma City Lobby Commented on: 1 year ago (June 17, 2013)

Troy,
Your points are valid but with the turnover in the industry and the downsizing alluded to by Mr. Dykers, education will continue in those areas many of us thought decided long ago....

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