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.
Show-Me Heifers Disappoint
Jun 04, 2013
Missouri’s "show-me-select" bred heifers have been a leading indicator of the breeding stock market for years, and this year the indications were not good, according to Mizzou Extension.
COOL: Don’t Expect Much
Oklahoma Farm Report talked with KSU economist Dr. Glynn Tonsor of K-State, who says USDA’s new COOL regulations, which demand, more information from producers at what will likely be significant cost to the beef industry, will not improve beef demand.
CAFO’s "Wild West"
FairWarned, the self-described "investigative journalism" service, has managed a comprehensive—about 5,000 words—story on confined animal operations with what looks like two quotes taken from industry sources. Warned, perhaps, but fair?
Meat Allergy and the Lone Star Tick
This daily web surfing teaches even old guys stuff they never knew. It turns out that there is such a thing as a "meat allergy" and Science Magazine says the lone star tick is to blame.
PETA Offers TV Monitors on Cattle Ships
Some of this stuff we offer up only because we figure you should keep your eyes on the leading edge of the cattle haters’ movement. This particular piece is courtesy of the Brisbane Times.
Tips on Breeding Cows in Confinement
The University of Nebraska has some tips on how to do it.
Will China Change Its Mind about Ractopamine?
Food Safety News wonders if China’s new interest in Smithfield’s profitability will impact the country’s attitudes about growth enhancement products.
More Bits from the Net
Texas Farmer Dies after Killer Bee Attack
This CNN story reminds us that we should be more careful in our outdoor activities—and brush clearing on bald tractors and dozers comes quickly to mind.
We’ve had cows named Bossy and cows named Spot. We never had a cow named "Fluffy," but fluffy cows are apparently an internet rage, according to The Today Show.
Another Sunscreen Reminder
Never mind skin cancer, CBS says sunscreen makes us prettier.
Here’s a Pro-Farmer Op-Ed from Des Moines:
• Iowa View: Farm Bill Should Help Farmers
Sage Grouse Study
The Billings Gazette provides a link to a federal Sage Grouse study that will probably affect a lot of western ranchers for a long time.
A Pravda Headline We Had to Open
Three goats arrested in India for attacking brand new Honda