Chipotle’s “Beef” With American Beef Frustrates U.S. Ranchers Commented on: 1 day ago (September 2, 2015)

Growth promotants are not used in swine or poultry. They are commonly used in beef. Regardless, they are safe, effective, and economical.

How To Prevent Foot Rot In Cattle Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 30, 2015)

Just a quick thing, as I hear this from producers frequently. They are not SULFUR boluses, but SULFA. I have no idea if sulfur boluses would prevent footrot, but if they did it's probably only...

Are beef producers prepared to defend GMOs? Commented on: 7 weeks ago (July 13, 2015)

Requiring a label to distinguish GMO from non-GMO should only apply if the final product is significantly different. There is no requirement that organic produce be labeled "Organic" just because...

Summer Herd Health Part 3: Ranchers seeking large animal vets for maintaining herd health Commented on: 11 weeks ago (June 18, 2015)

As the new VFD requirements take effect, it's going to be a rude awakening for a lot of producers that don't utilize a vet. These changes will require a valid VCPR (veterinary-client-patient...

5 good reads about Chipotle’s bad move to ban GMOs in its stores Commented on: 17 weeks ago (May 4, 2015)

There's plenty of room for different production practices and the beef industry by and large supports this. What there is not room for are those that make claims that one production system is...

3 ways to balance out the Meat Free Week conversations Commented on: 23 weeks ago (March 23, 2015)

Moorhead is in Minnesota. Hopefully city leaders in ND are smart enough never to try something that dumb.

16 questions we bet Chipotle won't answer Commented on: 26 weeks ago (March 5, 2015)

I'd bet the answer to #6 is all PR. They're trying to take the moral high ground by saying "We value you over profits, so we won't sell you this product we don't agree with".
However, the...

Is the New York Times naïve about MARC or intentionally misleading? Commented on: 27 weeks ago (February 24, 2015)

While you adjust your tinfoil hat, try to keep in mind that opening doors to controlled experiments as you suggest can skew results. Combine that with the fact that most people, yourself...

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee intends to drop beef from recommendations Commented on: 36 weeks ago (December 23, 2014)

Hey, look! The first Christmas troll! You know, they say when you find the first troll of the season you should make a wish and blow it onto a snowflake just as unique as you are and it'll be...

3 Questions To Ask About The “Humanely Raised” Meat Label Commented on: 41 weeks ago (November 19, 2014)

Ever seen a cat toy with a mouse or bird repeatedly before finally killing it? Isn't that cruelty? One animal stealing food from another - isn't this greed? Primates "getting their jollies off...

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