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  • Trump to skip second Iowa cattle call after spat with state governor

    07/25/2023 10:41:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/25/2023 | Ryan King
    Former President Donald Trump is giving yet another major Iowa presidential campaign event a miss next month. Neither the 77-year-old 2024 Republican front-runner nor former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be part of Hawkeye State Gov. Kim Reynolds’ “Fair Side Chats” at the Iowa State Fair — as Trump continues his feud with Reynolds and Christie focuses his attention on New Hampshire. “President Trump looks forward to interacting with tens of thousands of Iowans at the fair in an open and unfiltered setting,” campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told The Post of the apparent snub to Reynolds.
  • Meat Prices Will Triple in the Coming Weeks as Grocery Stores Struggle With Shortages

    06/26/2023 12:46:08 PM PDT · by CFW · 55 replies
    Discern Report ^ | 6/25/23 | Epic economist
    If you’re planning to buy some beef to throw on the grill over the next few weeks, expect to pay up to three times more than you did just a couple of years ago, when our domestic supply was plentiful due to a historic cattle selloff. Since 2021, ranchers have been coping with drought and record feed prices, which forced many of them to send their animals for slaughter earlier than usual. And while that led to a higher supply and steadier prices back then, now it is resulting in falling production, empty shelves, and a painful spike in prices...
  • When Green Energy Comes For Your Farm

    06/02/2023 9:23:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Para Bellum ^ | 6/1/2023 | GREG PRICE
    A few weeks ago, 42-year-old Jared Bossly ventured out into his farm to plant alfalfa. Bossly’s farm in Brown County, South Dakota has been owned by his family for four generations. They grow corn, beans, and alfalfa in addition to raising cattle. They also plant trees all over the property as a windbreak to protect the herd. Bossley has put his entire life into his work, and has passed those values along to his children. He and his 17-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son work on the farm daily to do the right things for the land. Every spare penny the...
  • Ranchers Report Biggest Cattle Supply Drop in 40 Years as Shortages Hit Grocery Stores

    05/13/2023 12:15:14 PM PDT · by CFW · 45 replies
    Discern Report ^ | 5/12/23 | Epic Economist
    Tens of thousands of ranchers are reporting the largest beef supply drop since 1962 as herds continue to shrink all across the country. The meat shortages we have been warned about for months are now hitting all major grocery stores, and consumers are seeing prices soar to levels last seen during the inflation peak of June 2022. However, livestock economists say that a price spike will likely be seen in the months ahead, with summer demand further squeezing inventories at supermarkets. A new report reveals that many Americans have already begun stockpiling meat to get ready for the shortages that...
  • In Texas, some strange cattle deaths -- and silence from the establishment: Where is Rod Serling when you need him?

    04/24/2023 9:08:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2023 | Eric Utter
    Recent reports say that six cattle died mysteriously in Texas, all with their tongues removed, the hide around one side of their mouths gone, and without any apparent bloodshed. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying that the cause—and time-- of death was as yet unknown.The cattle were found along Texas State Highway in three different counties, with each animal part of a different herd and in a different pasture, according to the sheriff’s office. Five were adults, one a yearling.Stranger still, in two cases, the animals’ genitalia and anuses had been removed with a circular cut that...
  • Cattlemen roast vegan NYC mayor for cracking down on food as part of climate agenda

    04/19/2023 2:11:12 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/19/23 | Thomas Catenacci
    The nation's leading industry group representing U.S. beef producers blasted Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams after he announced an effort earlier this week to push plant-based meals. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), which represents cattlemen and affiliate organizations across all 50 states, accused Adams of misleading on the carbon footprint and emissions profile of the American meat industry. The group noted that beef cattle represent a small fraction of nationwide emissions. "It’s easy for Mayor Adams to lob attacks at beef, anything that makes for better headlines than ‘Meet NYC’s Rat Czar,’ but the reality is that...
  • Thousands of Dairy Cows Likely Killed, Worker Injured in Explosion at Texas Farm

    04/12/2023 8:32:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    The number of dairy cows killed Monday by smoke and fire has not yet been confirmed by officials, but early estimates number in the thousands One person is in critical condition and thousands of cows are believed to have been killed in an explosion and fire at a dairy farm in the Texas Panhandle Monday night. The explosion happened at the Southfork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt at about 7:30 p.m. According to KCBD-TV in Lubbock, a worker was trapped inside the milking facility and was hospitalized in critical condition after being rescued by first responders. No other injuries to employees...
  • Officials plan to shoot 150 cattle from the sky Thursday. An 11th-hour lawsuit hopes to stop it. EARTAGGED COWS

    02/25/2023 11:56:55 AM PST · by GailA · 75 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 2/22/23 | Natalie Neysa Alund
    BIDEN ORDERS EARTAGGED COWS KILLED IN NEW MEXICO TO PLEASE ENVIRO WACKOS! Less than 24 hours before bullets are set to fly, a group of animal activists including the Humane Farming Association hopes an 11th-hour lawsuit stops the planned aerial slaughter of 150 cattle in New Mexico. During a federally-approved, three day-event set to start Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service plans to shoot feral cattle from a helicopter roaming a southwestern area of the state. The federal agency announced its decision on Feb. 16, explaining feral cattle on the 560,000-acre Gila Wilderness Area “pose a significant threat to public safety...
  • Federal Government Announces Agents Will Be Shooting Cattle from Helicopters. ( New Mexico and .. )

    02/19/2023 1:13:25 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    Western Journal ^ | February 19, 2023 | Peter Partoll
    The Federal Government has announced a plan to begin shooting feral cattle from helicopters in order to protect the environment. ... Local ranchers, however, have criticized the plan as cruel and have warned about the unintended consequences ... They say it sets a dangerous precedent, as more and more ranching plots are left vacant across the West and fences become untended. They claim that this could result in privately owned cattle wandering off and getting caught up in the mix. ... ranchers are also worried that the wolves who eat the carcasses of the dead animals will become used to...
  • Friday Fun - Calling Cattle with Lorde

    02/17/2023 8:20:26 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 9 replies
    Farmer Derek, in Kansas, has a lot of fun videos.
  • Ranchers warn disease that would ‘decimate’ the cattle industry could cross the southern border

    02/03/2023 9:57:01 AM PST · by CFW · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/3/23 | Kesley Koberg
    The Biden administration’s border policies have led to a mass influx of illegal immigrants, and ranchers are increasingly concerned that they will bring with them a highly contagious virus that could cost billions and decimate the livestock industry. Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious virus that affects cows, pigs, sheep and other animals with cloven hooves. Todd Wilkinson, a South Dakota rancher who also serves as president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, told Fox News Digital it is only a matter of time before FMD makes its way across the southern border.
  • Before Stonehenge monuments, hunter-gatherers made use of open habitats

    05/03/2022 7:29:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | April 27, 2022 | Public Library of Science
    The authors combine pollen, spores, sedimentary DNA, and animal remains to characterize the pre-Neolithic habitat of the site, inferring partially open woodland conditions, which would have been beneficial to large grazing herbivores like aurochs, as well as hunter-gatherer communities. This study supports previous evidence that the Stonehenge region was not covered in closed canopy forest at this time, as has previously been proposed.This study also provides date estimates for human activity at Blick Mead. Results indicate that hunter-gatherers used this site for 4,000 years up until the time of the earliest known farmers and monument-builders in the region, who would...
  • The Healing Benefits of Red Meat

    12/01/2022 5:10:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | November 30, 2022 | Staff
    Story at-a-glance: * A carnivore or meat-only diet can be uniquely beneficial for some people, especially those struggling with autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic pain and mental health disorders * It can also be used as a detox strategy for three to 12 months * One of the primary benefits of a carnivore diet — as long as you focus on red meat and limit chicken and pork — is that it’s a really low in omega-6 fat, which is the most harmful type of fat and a primary driver of chronic disease * You’re also removing most...
  • Irish farmers say they will be forced to cull cows to meet climate targets

    08/29/2022 3:31:00 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 37 replies ^ | 29 Aug 2022 | Rory Carroll in Ballyheyland
    onald Scully gazes at his herd of 208 cows munching grass and clover in a verdant field, as a light breeze ruffles the stillness. “There is an enjoyment for me to come out and look and see how healthy and happy these cows are,” says Scully, 47, a third-generation dairy farmer. “Every single cow has her own personality, they’re all individuals.” The pastoral scene in Ballyheyland, a landscape of rolling hills in County Laois, is replicated across rural Ireland. Ireland has 7.3 million cattle, substantially outnumbering humans, and a long history with the animal stretching into myth, including the Cattle...
  • Ranchers Are Selling Off Their Cattle in Unprecedented Numbers Due to the Drought, and That Has Enormous Implications for 2023

    07/25/2022 6:28:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | July 25, 2022 | BY MICHAEL SNYDER
    Thanks to the horrific drought which is absolutely devastating ranching in the Southwest, ranchers are now in “panic mode” and are selling off their cattle at an unprecedented rate. In fact, some are choosing to sell off their entire herds because they feel like they don’t have any other options. In recent days, seemingly endless lines of trailers waiting to drop off cattle for auction have gone viral all over social media. Everybody is talking about how they have never seen anything like this before, and if the drought in the Southwest persists the lines could soon get even longer....
  • As a cattle person, I need to weigh-in on the “mass cattle die-off” video that’s going around.

    06/20/2022 12:40:36 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 33 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 06/17/2022 | Ann Barnhardt
    I know that video clip going around looks awful, but let me give some context here. There has been extreme heat and humidity in Western Kansas and cattle have died. This is normal, and 10,000 head total statewide is not a “mass die-off that will cripple the beef supply.” Not even close. There are roughly six million cattle in Kansas. Of those, over two million are “on feed” in confinement feedlots in the western half of the state. In the former United States, something like 125,000 head of cattle are slaughtered per day, Monday through Friday, with a reduced kill...
  • Fifth-generation cattle rancher aims to build biggest U.S. beef plant

    06/11/2022 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/06/22 | Christopher Walljasper, Tom Polansek
    CHICAGO, June 6 (Reuters) - A fifth-generation cattle rancher and consultant plans to build the country's largest beef plant in South Dakota with capacity to slaughter 8,000 head of cattle a day. The $1.1 billion project could help address the Biden administration's concerns about rising food prices and a lack of competition in the meat sector, though it would not be up and running until at least 2026. read more The project is spearheaded by Kingsbury and Associates and Sirius Realty, both run by Megan Kingsbury of a South Dakota ranching family. She told Reuters she expects construction on the...
  • The hamburger is an American staple: Climate change threatens it in profound and subtle ways

    05/29/2022 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2022 | By Mike Hoffmann
    Today — May 28 — is National Hamburger Day, and it’s well justified. Most of us savor a burger off the grill, the kitchen skillet, or from one of the 80,000 burger restaurants in the U.S. with a market over $100 billion. It’s hard to imagine America without the hamburger, but change is in the wind. Yes, a changing climate is changing the burger. Let’s start with the main ingredient in the typical burger — beef. Unfortunately, like humans, the health of beef cattle are at increasing risks from higher temperatures and droughts. Next comes the bun, which is typically...
  • Cattle Supply And Demand Issues For 2022

    05/24/2022 6:04:28 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-24-2022 | FarmBureau Market Intel
    IntroductionAt first glance, 2022 cattle prices are higher than 2021. At $140, slaughter steer prices are 17.5% above 2021 prices, but even with higher prices, farmers and ranchers will travel a rocky road to profitability, paved with inflation and higher input costs in 2022. This Market Intel addresses the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report released on Friday, May 20, 2022, the forces driving cattle prices higher and how inflation and input costs will affect the bottom line for cattle farmers and ranchers. It will further walk through the combination of supply and demand factors that will affect the 2022 market...
  • Judge refuses to block grazing in eastern Oregon pastures

    04/02/2022 4:00:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    KATU 2 ^ | March 31st 2022
    A federal judge this week denied a temporary restraining order sought by environmental groups that would block grazing in six eastern Oregon pastures. The Capital Press reports U.S. District Judge Michael Simon said the plaintiffs haven’t shown that turning cattle out on the pastures will cause irreparable harm to sage grouse or to rangeland research. He said continued grazing isn’t likely to irreparably harm the ability of environmental plaintiffs to enjoy undisturbed sagebrush grassland, since the pastures have long been grazed and are rested on a rotating basis. The case was filed against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management by...