Category Archives: Animal Care

ANIMAL WELFARE

In the past few years, many issues have popped up about animal welfare.  These issues range from quality of life, the antibiotics used to treat livestock, and environmental concerns from factory farm animal waste. The first thing I want to … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES AN AGRIBUSINESS CONTROLLER DO?

Mary Mackinson Faber is the 5th generation involved in her family’s farm near Pontiac, Illinois. She grew up on her family’s grain and dairy operations located about 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Currently, she is employed with Graymont Cooperative as … Continue reading

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RAISING FAMILIES, FOOD AND AWARENESS

[Reposted from Illinois Farm Families Blog. Find the original here.] A voice from a local Illinois farm speaks up about farm animal care issues that matter to consumers. Sara Prescott met her husband Michael when they were both 13 years … Continue reading

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HOW FARMING CAN KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE

Tractors. Corn. An old man in overalls with a piece of straw hanging out of his mouth. Our world is filled with stereotypes about farmers. While some may be true, there are others that are not quite as accurate. For … Continue reading

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ANTIBIOTIC RESIDUE CONCERNING YOU?!

Are you concerned about antibiotic residue showing up in your meat at the grocery store? Fear not! Dr. Jeff Bender, University of Minnesota, explains why consumers need not worry about the food they buy in this Best Food Facts video.

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CHRISTMAS ON A DAIRY FARM

Christmas is that one-day of year where most people are entitled to getting the day off. But that is a little different for a dairy farmer. No matter what day it is, the cows still have to be milked.  The … Continue reading

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HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR RELATIVES AT CHRISTMAS

With the holiday season is upon us, many things take place: cookie decorating, overeating, and spending time with family and friends.  If you’re anything like me, your loved ones come from a variety of backgrounds, and those from non-Ag backgrounds … Continue reading

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