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.
Record Replacement Prices in Iowa
Jun 07, 2013
Both bulls and open heifers set new records at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association bull test sales this year, according to the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.
Tenderized Beef: A Brush Too Broad
Even AMI agrees that some labels were needed, but says that USDA's proposed rules goes too far.
• AMI's statement
• USA Today's take
• Dan Flynn's usual good story
No P****t Please, but Most of Texas Gets a CRP Pass
USDA has opened 192 counties in the thirsty state to haying and grazing of CRP acres. But, since p****t is a dirty word in Washington these days, you can’t pay the landowner a p****t.
Cow's Cool Antibodies
You’ll need to be smarter than us to read this report from Phys.org. The simplified version suggests "thinking of these long CDRs as a probe on a thin extended scaffold that can fit narrow crevices to reach and bind unique hidden pathogen determinants that ordinary antibodies cannot." But it says human doctors may be able to learn about immune systems from cattle. We think.
PETA's Big Brother Offer
The Brisbane paper reports PETA has offered to furnish close circuit TV systems on the ships used to export livestock. Not our business, but we’d probably promise to get back to them on that.
Russia's Beef Goals
Russia wants to feed itself, so they’re buying cows in the U.S., says the Moscow Times.
Quick Hits from the Net
How to Stop a CAFO
Here's a workshop in Indiana.
Where the Cows Went
NPR has a piece on why Texas is become the Lone Cow state.
• And NPR has a story on the farm-retail price spread. Sort of.
• And NPR has a story on how much water you waste when you waste food.
Whoppers on Wheels
Burger King is adding Denver to its delivery towns, according to Bizjournals.com.
Story Ideas We Wish We Had Thought Of: The Michigan Burger Tour
Mlive's guy has a good thing going.