BeefCast update for May 26, 2010, Putting the brakes on the cattle market slide

How can we put the brakes on the recent cattle markets price slide? Darrell Mark, University of Nebraska Livestock Economist, helps us out.

Also, it may be difficult to tell if the climate change debate is heating up or cooling down. Regardless, the climate change issue is very important to animal agriculture when we consider the potential impact of pending legislation and EPA regulations. So today I want to share with you a three part series focused on this critical issue. We draw upon the decades of experience of climate scientist Jay Lehr of The Heartland Institute.

I also want you to weigh in with your thoughts on the debate by sending me your thoughts.
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Putting the brakes on the cattle market slide

MP3 fileDarrell Mark, University of Nebraska Livestock Economist, weighs in on the current cattle market slide, the reasons behind it and when we can expect to see it turn back.

Exposing the Hoax of Man-Made Climate Change

MP3 fileExposing the Hoax of Man-Made Climate Change Dr. Jay Lehr, Science Director of The Heartland Institute, breaks down the hoax and myths behind man-made climate change, in three parts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). This is a presentation from the 2010 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention.

Agriculture Telling its Story

Animal‑rights is not about treating animals more nicely Wesley J. Smith, Award winning author and Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, shares his view that animal-rights is an ideology and that agriculture must do a much better job of explaining the great traditions of animal husbandry and the tremendous human benefit we receive from the proper and humane use of animals. Both the audio and transcript of the presentation is available.

How Agriculture Needs To Work Together What are some of the core issues, projects, and principles that Agriculture should organize around and tackle?

BeefCast® Headliners

Dr. Ronald Lemenager, the BeefBlog

Link to blogVideo Feature: Livestock Emergency Response Jennifer Woods Discusses how to prepare to handle a livestock emergency.

Don Tyler

Link to blogIs Your Next Generation Ready? Preparing the Next Generation for their role in the family business can be a constant challenge for the current leadership of the business. Production, management and leadership skills are all critical abilities that need to be passed on to assure long-term success for the business. What steps should you take?


BeefCast® Conference Connection

Don't miss these highly rates presentations from the 2010 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder's Summit: Truth, Lies and Videotape: Is Activism Jeopardizing Our Food Security?

Video fileVideo: Cleaning Up the Bad Actors Crystal Mackay, Executive Director, Ontario Farm Animal Council.

Video fileVideo: Proactive Animal Well-being Initiatives Betsy Flores, Director of Regulatory Affairs, National Milk Producers Federation.


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