10 ways agriculture is using technology, GMOs to safely feed a growing planet Commented on: 1 week 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: 11 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: 31 weeks 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: 51 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: 51 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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...

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