Grazing the Net
Greg Henderson and Friends
Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining.
Multiple Blows to the Head Can Make You Vegetarian
Oct 09, 2013
That’s our take, anyway, from what Timothy Bradley says about his eating habits before a big fight. Bradley, the 30-year-old undefeated WBO welterweight boxing champion from Cathedral City, CA, claims he becomes a vegetarian during pre-fight training. But then, he says, when his weight got out of control for his last fight, he returned to eating chicken and fish as part of a crash diet. Confused? So are we.
Early Blizzard’s Devastating Impact to Ranchers
Tens of thousands of cattle died in South Dakota following a blizzard that could become one of the most costly in the history of the state’s agriculture industry. Ranchers are finding the dead cattle in a wide swath of the storm’s path, stretching from the Wyoming line east for about 100 miles.
Another (Sigh) Documentary on the Evils of Food Production
There’s this video on Upworthy.com you should watch, and you don’t need a strong stomach. It’s a clip from a documentary called Samsara, which is about the evils of livestock and food production. Grist says, "If you weren’t already convinced factory farming is really effing depressing and cruel to animals, this snippet will convince you." No, actually, it did nothing of the kind to us. There’s no blood and gore here, no flagrant animal abusers--just some reality of modern food production. If Samsara is trying to make us feel guilty about eating meat, this video is a fail.
Obamacare Faces Ctrl/Alt/Delete
Nevermind the health care provisions, Obamacare is facing a possible demise from computer glitches. TIME reports officials running the new Affordable Care Act need to fix the web sites by the middle of November to handle major traffic or the law’s future could be imperiled. We wonder, will the government be open by then? Will the U.S. be in default? Will Miley Cyrus still be making headlines? (She makes us wish for the heyday of Paris Hilton.)