5 packer concerns about show steers & how 4-H families can help Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 15, 2016)

One of the biggest concerns not addressed and larger than anything except residues is the reduction in quality grade of these animals. A combination of stress and improper implant use can cause a...

How feasible is antibiotic–free meat? Commented on: 19 weeks ago (March 9, 2016)

Excellent synopsis of the issue. I am not a microbiologist but I have been doing a bit of reading. Penicillin was accidentally "discovered" by Alexander Fleming in 1928 who was looking for...

5 tips to make bull buying easier Commented on: 19 weeks ago (March 7, 2016)

Great articles and suggestions but we need to think of our selection goals as destinations and not continually select for more once we reach our goal. Those 50% and greater sires (and dams) are...

Do we HAVE to cull genetic defect cattle? Science says no Commented on: 21 weeks ago (February 28, 2016)

If I knew exactly how the different indexes were calculated, including the economic values, I might have more confidence in them. However, none of the associations are very forthcoming about what...

An update on Oatmeal the blind steer Commented on: 22 weeks ago (February 17, 2016)

Amanda,
Kane Beef and FWSS did what was right to reduce their involvement in this fiasco. I think by telling anyone the steer was blind, the owner was seeking publicity and perhaps a higher...

10 ways agriculture is using technology, GMOs to safely feed a growing planet Commented on: 25 weeks ago (January 28, 2016)

I'd certainly agree with most of his comments but I don't think we're quite at the point of changing the Genetics of an animal gene by gene. One day maybe. Good points!

5 Tips For Getting The Most Cash For Your Cull Cows Commented on: 35 weeks ago (November 19, 2015)

As one of my colleagues pointed out, when are implants cleared for use in cows? Maybe I need to read the label again. Good article (and set of articles) otherwise!

Changes at NCBA offer the industry a window of opportunity Commented on: 1 year ago (July 3, 2015)

I agree with you Graybull. I think NCBA has too long played with the big boys and forgotten who brought them to the dance or why. I doubt much will change since it is just the CEO. Staff has to...

Is the New York Times naïve about MARC or intentionally misleading? Commented on: 1 year 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: 1 year 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...

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