Aug 28, 2014
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Grazing the Net

RSS By: Greg Henderson and Friends, Beef Today

Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining. 

Protein Popularity

Apr 01, 2014

As part of our quest to publish any mainstream anti-vegan news, we couldn't resist on this find: More Americans willing to try cannibalism than veganism. Hmmm ... we are beef eaters to the core, but dining on our fellow human? With so many jumping on board, perhaps we should add it to our bucket list. It does appear that the two proteins share a common trait: a supply shortage.

The hottest new protein

Better read this one, too.

Beer for My Cows

The FDA has the beer industry fit to be tied after a proposed federal rule would limit breweries' ability to sell leftover grains as animal feed. If adopted, millions of tons of "spent grains" would be dumped in landfills instead of fed to cattle. According to the article, the going rate for spent grains is $100 per ton. One of the breweries that sells spent grains is Lagunitas in Petaluma, Calif. The brewery generates at least 23,000 tons per year. Ranchers are uniting with the beer lobby to fight the proposed rule.

Read up, drink up!

Seeing the Light

We don't applaud too many animal rights activists on this blog. Well, actually, I guess "never" would be a more appropriate term. But when a self-proclaimed protester calls out Mercy For Animals for their true agenda, we have to give activist Sherry Geno a high five. Doing a little investigating of her own, Geno determined that MFA’s true intent was to put any and all livestock facilities out of business, not to simply highlight and correct limited animal abuse. Noting a vegan lifestyle is "a wise choice," Geno admits the meat and dairy industries are not going away, and MFA's attacks impact thousands of people and hundreds of jobs.

Ag-gag epiphany

Read it and weep, MFA

Mile High Club

In the spirit of April Fool's Day, here's one we're not so sure is a joke. Love Cloud, started by a Las Vegas entrepreneur, is offering a posh environment for those tempted to tango at 10,000 feet. Insisting that the flights are meant to be romantic, the pilot (wearing noise cancelling headphones) will take you and your partner for a 40 minute trip above the Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon or Lake Mead. Maybe we're mistaken, but we don't think the scenery is the point of the flight. And at $799 per trip, you better get your money's worth. Yes, that comes out to $20 per minute.

What happens in Vegas....


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