Worker health and safety is a critical aspect of protecting our national food security and keeping grocery store shelves stocked with our favorite food items.
I never expected to judge on a senior college team, much less meat judging. I knew what it was but I had never thought about doing it.
Farmers and ranchers are using technology to improve animal health, welfare, reproduction, record keeping and much more.
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all; treat others like you would like to be treated; always be respectful – these are all basic rules I learned growing up. Unfortunately, some people have forgotten these simple gestures and need to listen to R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Aretha Franklin on repeat.
Jargon gets thrown around quite a bit in agriculture. The farmers, ranchers and people who grew up on the farm understand the lingo, but not everyone grew up on a farm. In fact, less than two percent of today’s population is directly involved in food production. That leaves about 98 percent of us trying to decipher ag lingo, so here’s a cheat sheet…
As children build snowmen and parents curse the wind while clearing snow off their vehicles, farmers and ranchers are making sure their animals stay comfortable.
Here are a few misconceptions about animal agriculture that are often shared by animal rights activist groups that I’ve debunked.
Best management practice is to maintain your farm and herd in a way that reduces or eliminates introduction and transmittance of pathogens.