Tag: animal growth

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Antibiotics in Meat Could Be Damaging Our Guts

Over 70% of all antibiotics used in the US are fed to confined livestock – cattle, pigs and chickens – and about 75% of those antibiotics are passed through to humans. This article discusses the

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How Beavers Build Dams

For 20-million years, beavers have been nature’s water engineers. In North America – before Europeans trapped them out – 400-million beavers impounded 50-million surface acres of water. Beaver eradication was a disaster for continental hydrology.

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At Hamburger Central, Antibiotics for Cattle that Aren’t Sick

Over 70% of antibiotics used in the US are for confinement livestock – cattle, pigs and chickens – about 75% of which pass through to humans. This is a huge health issue for consumers. And

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Hunting’s Remarkable Resilience

 Hunters defend their tradition because it helps control population, generates conservation revenues and Fair Chase expresses good sportsmanship. But predation is also physiologically better for wildlife and habitats. Hunters are often as unaware of

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The Art Of The Cattle Move II: Grazing Plans

This beautiful video discusses the importance of the grazing plan in sustainable ranching. The authors explain, “The most important tool we use in management of the land is being able to control the amount of time

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The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef

This article does a good job of summarizing the many environmental problems caused by Big Meat’s method of raising beef. However, the author mistakenly assumes that there is no other way to raise beef than

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Tribute to Mule Deer

A wonderful video from the Mule Deer Foundation.   

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How an Australian Ranch Uses Cattle to Restore Soil

Meet Glenn Morris, General Manager of Figtrees Organic Farms, producers and marketers of award winning organic beef from the award winning properties ‘Wilton Park’ in New South Wales, Australia. Glenn has spent more than two decades

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Call for Horse Grazing Pilot Study To Explore Wildfire Mitigation

Wild horses and burros, properly managed in combination with other animals, can help prevent wildfire.

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States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

The creation of  CWD – a  new wildlife disease – in a Colorado experimental station, and its subsequent spread, proves the adage that “Industrial agronomic principles applied to ecological systems will almost always cause harm.”