August 5, 2013
Antibiotic resistance, resulting from overuse in the agriculture community, is a popular topic in the news. Experts from all industries lend their voice and opinion to this discussion, but has anyone stopped to ask, where do farmers stand on the...
July 11, 2013
Editor’s note: Dr. Scott Hurd is an Associate Professor and Director of the Food Risk Modeling and Policy Laboratory at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He authors a blog, Hurd Health and writes The Gentle Vet column for...
July 4, 2013
By Janeal Yancey, contributing blogger, Mom at The Meat Counter Editor’s Note: This week, USFRA will feature a 2-part blog series on antibiotics and food authored by Janeal Yancey, Ph. D Meat Science, University of Arkansas and author of Mom at The...
July 3, 2013
Just ahead of the holiday, groups leading the charge to eliminate antibiotics used on farms and ranches have warned consumers about their hot dogs, apple pies & “antibiotics” in their meat.
June 28, 2013
Telling an accurate story of how antibiotics are used on farms and ranches continues to challenge those who raise livestock. Media portray agriculture as the culprit of antibiotic overuse. The reality, however, is much different.
May 20, 2013
Our farm's management practices help us to maintain a healthy herd in which antibiotics are seldom needed. In fact, none of the 199 cows in our active milking herd are currently undergoing treatment. But when antibiotics are deemed necessary for the...
April 24, 2013
Farming isn’t always green lush pastures and rainbows. Sometimes the decisions we have to make are hard and painful. For the past week and a half we have been closely watching a three year old cow of ours named Miley. Miley is a great cow. She is...
April 17, 2013
For my sixteenth birthday I went for a glider plane ride with one of my swimming teammates, Bill. Bill’s birthday was just a few days away from mine
April 17, 2013
I am a take charge person. I am a person of action. I am a planner. It is very difficult for me to let things go and not be in the driver’s seat. There is nothing that shakes my world up more than one of my children having a serious illness.
April 16, 2013
When the kids were little, this was a common occurrence in our house. With five little kids, we had every virus and secondary infection known to mankind! Our pediatrician was on speed-dial on our phone. My little redhead had a particularly difficult...
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