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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. 

A Grain of Salt a Day Keeps the Panic Away

Apr 26, 2013

A grain of salt a day keeps the panic away
Professor Gutting may be nothing more than the rare philosophy major who didn’t have to go to law school, but he has some good advice about how we should proceed with caution when reading those news stories about "new studies" that have this or that effect on our health.

Checkoff focuses on the "next generation"
The Beef Board announced its new advertising campaign and says it aims to concentrate on delivering nutrition information to the health-conscious "next generation of beef eaters – the older millennial and Gen-Xer, aged 25 to 44 –who care about food and nutrition."

Progress on test tube beef

This lab grown beef may not be ready yet, but one of these days it may constitute a serious threat to ranching. Maybe sooner than we think

Snow’s mixed blessings

Horse slaughter is a go in New Mexico but Robert Redford doesn't like it not one bit.

Indiana may get a gag

Among headlines we just had to investigate
ScienceShot: For Great Tits, Climate Change's Downside Leads to Upside

Man survives harpoon through skull with no brain damage

More space for sage grouse? If we had sage grouse on our country, this study would make us very nervous.

Two smalls make a big
Michigan producers need big boy permits to combine small operations

Strolling of the heifers
Not sure what this accomplishes, but who doesn't love a parade?

Odd cow facts
When you word search all day, you find some odd things to know and that would include these 10 facts about cows.

Having never heard of a "flink" of cows, Grazing did more research and decided that it's a neologism that was invented by the web.

In case you wonder...

...why Jim Hightower hates ag gag laws and modern animal husbandry, here it is.  Organic Jim got himself elected commissioner of agriculture in Texas shortly after fire ants entered the state and had people pouring hot water on fire ant hills to avoid chemicals. Didn’t work very well.

...why Alan Guebert hates of the beef checkoff, here that is.

..why Cargill hated that Harpers piece, here that is.

Other stuff



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