BeefCast update for June 25, 2009, The Resurgence of Cattle Rustling + Economic Ramifications of Animal Welfare Policies

Update for June 25, 2009

The weekend before last my eyes were once again opened to the potential and bright future ahead for agriculture. For two days I served on the nominating committee for our next state FFA officer team. During the time I was able to see the passion and excitement that numerous high school graduates have for our industry. I was extremely impressed with their dedication, commitment and leadership ability.

While the challenges we face continue to grow, it is great to see so many young leaders actively engaged on our side of the battle. Several of them were involved in one way or another with dairy production. I believe any efforts we can take to recruit and develop young people to be active leaders in our industry will be magnified significantly.

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  • MP3 fileAudio: BeefCast 0382 - The Economic Ramifications of Animal Welfare Policies by Dr. Luther Tweeten.
  • MP3 fileAudio: BeefCast 0381 - The Resurgence of Cattle Rustling.
  • MP3 fileAudio: BeefCast 0380 - Susan Carter leads a discussion on horse slaughter.

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  • Link to blogBlog: Dr. Ronald Lemenager, From the Beef Blog: New Compound Shows Potential for Mycotoxin Control. Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: Dennis DiPietre, Tastes and Preferences. "We usually think about demand in the two dimensional way that we are restricted to visualizing it in with a graph. That is, the amount demanded is a function of price. In actuality there are several other factors which determine demand that are embedded in those graphs but not visualized." Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: Don Tyler, When Tough Times Take an Emotional Toll. "Having an optimistic nature is a requirement for a person to even consider agriculture as a profession. The ups and downs of agriculture that are regularly served up courtesy of the weather, the markets, equipment breakdowns, and the occasional “stuff happens” are what we grow to accept as a part of the business." Read more.
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  • Updated seminar info from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention Weekend held March 20-22, 2009, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
    • MP3 fileAudio: Elizabeth Parker: FMD History, Progress & Perspectives.
    • MP3 fileAudio: School for Successful Ranching - Business/Marketing - Ann Barnhardt: Bud Williams Marketing part 1. Parts 2 thru 5 are at presentation page.

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