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.
Dec 31, 2013
"Cattle twerking" is something we thought we’d never type, but thanks to Kansas cattle producer Derek Klingenberg, it is now a reality. Klingenberg has released numerous parody music videos over the past year, and his latest "Feeding Cattle in the USA" will certainly coax a laugh out of farmers and ranchers, especially if they’ve had to feed their cattle in the snow lately. The new video shows Klingenberg driving around in his tricked out, Christmas-lighted feed truck, delivering "corn, silage and hay" to his hungry bovines while singing into an ear of corn like a microphone. Just trust us—this video is worth a watch.
Beef Bowl Chow Down
The turn of the calendar means a lot of things: a new start to the year, updating your goals or the simple fact that you’re getting older. For many in America, it means New Year’s Day bowl games, and none is older or has more pageantry than "The Grand Daddy of Them All." For the latest installment of the Rose Bowl, teams are once again participating in the pre-game "Beef Bowl," a prime rib feast for the opposing teams. The only sad thing about the Beef Bowl is that it historically was a competition, but today we’ll no longer know which team can eat a hot carcass weight worth of steak.
We’re not too wild about this idea proposed by several scientists: They hope taxing meat will in turn cut down on methane emissions. "Influencing human behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale policy, and it is unlikely that a large-scale dietary change will happen voluntarily without incentives," they say. "Implementing a tax or emission trading scheme on livestock's greenhouse gas emissions could be an economically sound policy that would modify consumer prices and affect consumption patterns." All we can say is, good luck forcing people in developing countries to pay a tax for the life-sustaining nourishment they get from their cattle, sheep, goats and other animals.
Christmas for the Goats
What do you do with a tree after Christmas? Feed it to the goats!