COOL Hits the Courtroom
Jul 10, 2013
Meat industry groups have lobbied, griped, and protested via letter-writing campaigns, but the COOL saga took an entirely different turn yesterday. NCBA and seven other meat and livestock orgs are suing the USDA, citing the rule violates the Constitution. Wonder if our founding fathers ever thought their document could affect the price of a burger?
Your Daily Dose of the Farm Bill and Immigration News
The American Quarter Horse Association steps into the courtroom next week to defend its decision not to register clones. Cloning has become popular among those with deep pockets who want to preserve the aging genetics of great horses. NBC News looks at the issue
from a racing perspective. The folks down under
are also looking at the issue on New Zealand’s Horsetalk.
Hungry Kids Win
Bulls may weigh a ton and be tough, but they are still susceptible to rabies.
The Denver Post reports on the fourth confirmed case of rabies in livestock, and this time it’s a bull that tested positive for the disease.
Never thought we’d see this in our lifetime – a diaper that checks for health problems
based on a child’s urine, and a smartphone app to provide all the stinky details for parents. Could this technology lead to a pee test for BRD in a feedyard? Doubtful, but...