In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin
  • Friday Feature: Destructive Wildfires in the Plains
  • Friday Feature: Cordless Fence Staple Gun
  • Friday Feature: Ear Tags that Identify Sick Cattle
  • Friday Feature: Florida Ranchers Working Together to Supply Local Beef
  • Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video
  • Friday Feature: Robotic Dairies
  • Friday Feature: Beyond the Fencerows with Zippy Duval
  • Friday Feature: Grain Bin Entrapment
  • Friday Feature: Way Out West in Florida
  • Feature Video

    Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin

    This weeks featured video provides an honest look at how cattle are handled at meat packing plants.  Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling, created the “Glass Walls Project” to show people the truth about humane animal …

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    Friday Feature: Destructive Wildfires in the Plains

    On Monday March 6, unique weather conditions including a passing cold front, high winds, and low humidity fueled raging wildfires from Texas to Colorado that burned over 1 million acres.  In the wake of these extremely fast moving fires, thousands of cattle and seven people were killed.  This week’s featured videos  provide an overview of …

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    Friday Feature: Cordless Fence Staple Gun

    This week’s featured video is a really cool innovation for building or repairing fences, a cordless fence staple gun made by the STOCKade Company in New Zealand.  Anyone who has ever built or repaired farm fences will want one of these tools.  Unfortunately, the cordless model costs $1,379, but even so it is …

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    Friday Feature: Ear Tags that Identify Sick Cattle

    This week’s featured videos highlight a new high-tech tool that feedyards, stocker operations, and maybe even cow-calf operations can utilize to aid in quick identification of sick cattle for immediate care.  Quantified Ag has developed a “Smart Ear Tag” that can identifying sick cattle. Their tags constantly monitor cattle and alert cowboys when …

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    Friday Feature: Florida Ranchers Working Together to Supply Local Beef

    A new cooperative, Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC is developing a branded beef program to supply Florida born and raised beef to Florida consumers.  Their slogan is “Rare Beef – Well Done.”  This week’s featured video highlights what this group of cattle producers is striving to accomplish.

    Florida Cattle Ranchers, LLC is …

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    Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video

    The Texas Pecan Short Course is an annual, four day training offered by Texas A&M University. The short course teaches pecan orchard managers and prospective pecan growers how to plant, grow, harvest, and market pecans. A harvest equipment demonstration is one of the hands-on activities offered during this training. The following video that provides …

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    Friday Feature: Robotic Dairies

    This week’s featured video is actually a series of four videos that showcase high-tech robots for dairy farms.  The Lely Corporation has developed several automated robots for specific daily chores on dairies; from automatically milking cows whenever they want to be milked, feeding the herd on a regular schedule, pushing feed back to …

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    Friday Feature: Beyond the Fencerows with Zippy Duval

    This weeks featured video highlights American Farm Bureau’s President, Zippy Duval and his passion to share the story of agriculture.  The video, called “Beyond the Fencerows:  Agriculture in the Words of Zippy Duval” shares the mission of Farm Bureau, to be the voice of the American farmer.  His passion is to tell the farmer’s …

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    Friday Feature: Grain Bin Entrapment

    This week’s the featured video is not a pleasant topic, but it is a message that needs to be shared with every farmer, family member, and farm worker who may work with loose grain and feeds stored in bulk bins.  Bulk grain and feed bins, or large grain carts can become very dangerous, especially if …

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    Friday Feature: Way Out West in Florida

    The Florida Beef Council shared a neat old movie short on Facebook a while back that was made in the 1950s.  Paramount Pictures produced a 10-minute movie short to show movie goers the rural Florida most people knew nothing about.  This movie short captured some neat film footage on the famous Partin Brahman Ranch …

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