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K-State study: Salt limits DDGS intake when supplementing pasture cattle

A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.

Industry

Consumer misconception is agriculture's greatest obstacle

In 1900, 41% of the US workforce was involved in agriculture. In 2014, less than 2% of Americans are farmers or ranchers. In the last 100 years, consumers migrated to urban areas, increasing their social and physical distance from farming communities. As a result, the average consumer knows less than ever about agricultural practices.

News

Show Mom Diaries: The gifts that keep on giving

Tradition is fine and dandy.

But when it comes to gift-giving in the Lee household – especially from husband to wife – tradition goes out the window.

Apparently, silk or linen is recommended as the traditional 12th anniversary gift. The pearl for the more modern gift-giver.

But our 12th anniversary brought me a more, ahem, practical gift from my adoring husband.

A concrete slab, to be exact.

Yes, always one for practicality, Craig decided to gift me (and the kids) with a new wash rack to celebrate a dozen years of marriage.

Contributors

Proof of evolution

No, not Darwinism, but the deliberate shift of attack issues that activists use to bash animal agriculture: From health to safety to welfare, industry opponents are changing with the times.

Industry

Study to focus on antibiotic resistance

A University of Florida scientist will try to figure out how antibiotic-resistant microorganisms get into cattle. Another will study how to get tomatoes and strawberries to retain their flavors and last longer.

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