50 Billion Quarter Pounders from Ethanol Co-Product

In Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Livestock by Cindy

The livestock feed generated as a co-product of ethanol production is enough to make 50 billion quarter-pound hamburgers each year, according to a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association. According to the report, “Fueling a Nation; Feeding the World,” ethanol producers are expected to turn out about 39 million metric tons of livestock feed in the form of distillers …

Corn, Livestock, Protein Connection Critical Knowledge

In Activism, Education, Food, Livestock by Mark

In this season of thankfulness and joy why not make sure that family farmers and ranchers make it on your Christmas list. They don’t want much; just a little appreciation for all they do to put clothes on your back, fuel in your car and food on your plate to nourish your body. It all starts with knowledge because once …

Prop. B’s Slippery Slope Begins

In Activism, Animal rights, Livestock by Ken

One of the chief arguments used by opponents of Proposition B in Missouri, which passed by a small margin in Tuesday’s election and restricts the size of dog breeding facilities and places burdens on them it exempts others from, was that it was a “foot in the door” for the Humane Society of the United States that would lead to …

Response to PETA Article in Sacramento Bee

In Activism, Blogroll, Conservation, Current News, Education, Farming, Guest Blogger, Livestock, Promotion by Mark

 Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Fowle a fourth generation family farmer and rancher from Etna, California. He also writes a blog called Common Sense Agriculture.  I am writing in response to the opinion piece that was published in your Lifestyle section on October 11, 2010. It is sad that you would publish an article by an animal rights activist that …

World Vegetarian Day? Who Knew?

In Activism, Animal rights, Current News, Food, Livestock by Mark

Ribeyes and bacon and wings oh my! In case you missed it, today is World Vegetarian Day, the annual kick off of Vegetarian Month. The effort even has a web site to try to convince you of the benefits of the practice of going meatless. There they say vegetarianism helps to create a better world because vegetarian diets have proven …

Must See Meat TV

In Food, Livestock, Media by Cindy

In case you missed it, Tuesday night’s Colbert Nation is must see TV for meat eaters. American Meat Institute (AMI) President J. Patrick Boyle was the main dish on comedian Stephen Colbert’s “Know Your Lobby” segment, which profiles lobbying organizations. “Although I’ve had a lot of tough interviews in my day, that was definitely the toughest and most unique interview …

Hard Working Farmers and Ranchers are the Experts

In Activism, Animal rights, Farming, Livestock by Mark

Many of our livestock producers today are family owned and operated ventures that make their animal’s care, health, and comfort a priority. In this age of worst case scenarios getting the limelight it was refreshing to come across a very accurate and honest view of the nation’s livestock producers. Given the extreme stories, messages and views that pound us every day …

Optimizing DDGs for Pork Producers

In Distillers Grains, Livestock by Cindy

The ethanol by-product known as dried distillers grains, or DDGs, is being fed more often these days to all types of livestock. At first, it was mainly beef and dairy cattle producers that utilized the product, which is rich in protein, fiber and oil. Now more hog producers are using the product, which serves to recapture about one third of …