BeefCast update for June 25, 2010, Once heat stress is identified, what do we do?

As the temperature continues to heat up, it is not only more difficult for you and I to perform but also our cattle. Heat stress is a very serious concern and can rob cattlemen of substantial amounts of revenue. The loses can come in the form of diminished performance in the feedyard or reproductive loses in the pasture. Whichever may affect your cattle most, it is critically important to properly diagnose and treat heat stress in your herd.

Also take some time today to listen to a great presentation by Roger Thurow focused on elevating the importance of agriculture as a solution to world hunger (Part 1 and Part 2).
BeefCast® Conversations Agriculture Telling its Story
  • Audio: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement - Wesley J. Smith, Award winning author and Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, states "you are not dealing with people who want to reach accommodation with the animal industries about what is proper animal husbandry‑‑and what are proper welfare practices."
  • Don’t Treat Breeding Season Like It’s A Professional Sports Season - from the BeefBlog - "If you think about it, there are some basic similarities between a beef operation’s herd sires and a professional athlete. Both the sire and the athlete can be impressive physical specimens."
  • On The Farm: Chat with John's Custom Meats - Learn more about custom meat processing and the day to day work that goes into providing quality meat to consumers.
  • Bring Back Home Economics Education - from Dr. Terry Etherton - A great article has just been published in the May 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The article Bring Back Home Economics Education was written by Drs. Alice Lichtenstein and David Ludwig of Tufts University and Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. The article advocates the need to "bring back" Home Economics education and the role this could play in prevention of adolescent overweight and obesity.

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