Category Archives: Animal Care

LIVESTOCK FOR THE “URBAN” 4-H’ER

I did not grow up on a farm. I was raised in a rural setting with no immediate access to agriculture, especially, livestock. As an elementary school student, a lot of my friends raised cattle, hogs, chickens, goats, etc. and … Continue reading

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HSUS, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE

Reposted from HumaneWatch This week, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) unveiled a report accusing a Minnesota chicken plant of animal cruelty. HSUS claims that one of its members worked at the poultry plant for nearly three months, all the … Continue reading

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PLEASE SANTA, WE WANT TO EXPORT MORE MEAT

It’s become an annual tradition, and here it is again.  IL Corn is asking Santa for only a couple of things this year, but they are biggies! 4. INCREASED MEAT EXPORTS It’s something that we don’t talk about a lot here, … Continue reading

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I VISITED A BEEF FARM AND STILL WANTED A STEAK

Originally posted at http://www.watchusgrow.org There they were. Hundreds of them, in roomy pens, air moving freely. They milled, they chewed, the lay down and took rests. All getting ready to be beef, which I enjoy on my plate on occasion. … Continue reading

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FIVE WAYS FARMERS FARM RESPONSIBLY

In this office, it feels like farmers being irresponsible is a primary headline in the media.  Intellectually, I know it isn’t.  I know that things like ISIS and the latest slip up by the President or Congress make the headlines … Continue reading

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FIVE WAYS HAVING LIVESTOCK BRIGHTENS A BAD DAY

Some days when you wake up in the morning and go out to do the chores you never fully know what you are going to find… and if it’s too quiet you start to get suspicious. Raising livestock always keeps … Continue reading

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HSUS CAMPAIGN RETURNS NEGATIVE 78 PERCENT

It’s been quite a while since we’ve checked in with our friends at HumaneWatch.org.  These are the folks who are holding the Humane Society of the U.S. accountable for their actions – and their actions are largely fundraising for “helping … Continue reading

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