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Busy Times...

Over the past two weeks, I have failed at blogging.  The days passed in a hurry and my tired voice found little strength to share.  Thus, I put Feed Yard Foodie aside, pausing to put my thoughts together and hopefully find inspiration. 611 more words


Did you know?

Did you know?

Without the use of growth promoting technologies, Dr. Jude Capper estimated that the number of cattle required to produce the same amount of beef in the US beef supply would require 15 million more cattle, placing greater demand on land use, water use, and fossil fuels.  63 more words

Beef Cattle

Seeing In Pictures...

If you have read one of Dr. Temple Grandin’s books or seen her movie, you will remember hearing that cattle see in pictures. What this means is that cattle view the world as a collection of images. 537 more words


All Before a Cup Of Coffee...

It’s a family joke that I don’t drink coffee because it exacerbates my inability to sit still. The “rest of the story” is that I don’t drink a morning cup of coffee because my alarm goes off at 5:35 am and I am out the door 10 minutes later. 675 more words

Factory Farm

Despite concerns, board approves feedlot expansion

MANTORVILLE, Minn. – A local hog farmer is seeing his business succeed and he is ready to expand it. Other county residents say that is not a good idea. 383 more words

Local News

Why would a cow eat corn?!?

Economy-of-size is a significant driving force in the food industry. One would be forgiven for presuming that this would be a positive influence as it is typically accompanied by innovation. 972 more words

Distribution Of Wealth

18 Years of Life At a Feed Yard -- 4 Years of Blogging...

As a result of the 2014 Trailblazer Award, Beef Magazine asked that I write an article reflecting on important issues for cattle farmers.  This was a great opportunity for me to share thoughts relative to 18 years of working in a feed yard and 4 years of blogging.  284 more words