Tag Archives: United States Department of Agriculture

True Or False: Animal Agriculture Uses 80% Of All Antibiotics

by Burt Rutherford in BEEF Editors’ Blog Animal agriculture is often accused of misusing and overusing antibiotics. Is it true? Earlier this week, BEEF Daily published an editorial in which I discussed several points I thought were worth considering when … Continue reading

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2014 Should Reflect Current Market Strength

by Wes Ishmael  via Beef Magazine “Choice boxed beef prices have averaged above $200/cwt. for the last four weeks and fed cattle prices have averaged above $130/cwt. for the same period,” says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University extension livestock marketing specialist. … Continue reading

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Meat-packing is more humane for unwanted horses

by MICHAEL SWICKARD via Rio Rancho Observer Michael Swickard Especially out West, horses have a special place in our lives. Personally, any day I get horse snot on me is a good day. Along with my love of horses comes … Continue reading

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Agricultural Politics

This would be funny if it wasn’t so close to the truth. — jtl Dear Sir,  My friend, Bubba  Peterson, over at Alexandria, LA, received a check for $1,000 from the government for not raising hogs. So, I want to … Continue reading

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Looking Below the Surface of Farmland Values

How well this extrapolates to ranch/grazing lands, I can’t honestly say for sure. But, I strongly suspect that it does. — jtl by Ben Alder via landthink Last month I closed my column suggesting that the limited supply of farmland and … Continue reading

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