The Life of a Calf

Life typically begins in a rural environment.  The particular location could be in any one of dozens of vastly dissimilar locations.  Perhaps the southern coastal areas of Florida, Louisiana, or even Texas; the high-country of Montana, Idaho or Colorado; the grass valleys of Wyoming, California, or Missouri; the plains of
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Food: What’s In Our Future?

You’ve heard it said of others that “he just couldn’t stand prosperity.”  Meaning that: once, he had been a man appreciated and looked up to.  But, money (prosperity) has changed him for the worst in the eyes of the people who know him best. That same line of thought could
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Today’s Beef Producers

Beef producers, as individuals, are unique.  They don’t all wear big hats and boots!  We are an accumulation of family and environmental influences.  Though shaped by the past, we have multiple avenues on which to venture forward. If we stay in the beef industry we become a part of one
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COWBOYS!

COWBOYS!  What comes to your mind when you hear the term?  I’m sure there is a wide array of possible responses.  For many, I do believe, the term will illicit an appreciated glimpse into our own inner world.  Perhaps a reminder of, I could have been, might have been, wanna
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Meat Science — Beef!

Have you ever heard that a little knowledge is a a dangerous thing?  You, as a consumer, may have heard that beef is bad for you because……. cattle are ill-treated…….or, confinement of cattle is…….or, grass-fed cattle are …….or, that beef fat is…….or, that beef cattle are destroying the planet!  Many
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Hormones, Antibiotics and Residues: Part 3 – Residues

It is difficult to speak of residues without the accompanying subject of technology being discussed. Residues was a simpler subject when technology only allowed us to measure in parts per thousand. With advancing science allowing these residual fractions to be counted as parts per million, they became a much more glamorous...
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Hormones, Antibiotics and Residues: Part 1 – Hormones

Given the heading of hormones, antibiotics, and residues, one might think we are about to open “Pandora’s Box.” If you will but closely scrutinize, absorb, and critically evaluate the material honestly, you’ll be challenged to find valid concerns. Now, let me prove that statement. Yes, the subject of hormones...
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