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.
The Super Bowl of Commercials and Commercialism
Feb 03, 2014
Now that the big game is over, we can start discussing what's really important—the commercials! Everything from a comical '80s takeover to a Dorito eating goat—let's not forget that great Chevy "Romance" commercial—were aired Super Bowl Sunday. Where else can you watch a freakishly cute "Doberhuaha," a heartwarming bond between a puppy and a Clydesdale, plus see Terry Crews sing alongside Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem all in one spot? Only the Super Bowl. Entertainment Weekly gave their pick for the best and worst commercials. But if you'd rather just view them all, well, here you go.
Chop Shop Fills Void
No, we're not talking cars, we're talking cattle. As the demand for locally raised beef rises, so does the need for facilities that can accommodate both farmers and consumers. This trend is usually synonymous with the urban sector; however, the rural folks are getting in on the action, as well. The Chop Shop, a processing facility in Eastern Kentucky, is filling that void. This is great news for producers and consumers alike. Not only is this facility meeting a consumer demand, it is also helping a struggling economy by creating 20 jobs. With the markets still at record highs, we'll take all the processers we can get.
There's nothing quite like waking up to a methane fueled detonation—at least that is what's being blamed for a barn explosion in Germany. We don't fool around when it comes to flatulence. The old "pull my finger" bit doesn't make us laugh—it makes us duck for cover. We're hoping this German dairy farm has learned a valuable lesson and takes a little more care when it comes to those gassy bovines. Perhaps they should Bean-O before so there'll "bean-o" explosion.
Regulations Lacking or Resolutions?
We all are well aware that America is facing an "obesity crisis" and a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization suggests that it is due to a lack of government regulations on fast foods, such as burgers and other tasty treats. We're not so sure that's the case, though. Perhaps instead of more regulations and red tape people just need more self-control and discipline when it comes to dining-in and dining-out.