Animals

Animal Care

Q: Should we be concerned about how animals are treated on the farm? Melisa: I love hearing that people care about the well-being and treatment of animals. Farmers, as a

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Animal Health

Dairy farmer Melisa Konecky from Wahoo, Nebraska, and poultry producer Karah Perdue from York, Nebraska, address concerns about how our food is raised. Dawn Caldwell, a farmer near Edgar, Nebraska, and Joan Ruskamp, a feedlot owner with a background in veterinary science from Dodge, Nebraska, focus on misconceptions surrounding hormone and antibiotic use in the livestock industry. Sharon Portenier, a rancher from Farnam, Nebraska, explains the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef.

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Grass vs. Grain-Fed

The difference between grass and grain-fed beef boils down to what the animals eat. For at least part of their lives, all cattle on our ranch eat grass. When cattle enter the “finishing” phase of their lives is when that can change. “Grass-finished” cattle are fed grass products, such as hay.

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Antibiotics & Hormones

All of us want to ensure the food we’re feeding our families is safe to eat. Occasionally, food labels increase confusion about the safety of substances such as added hormones and antibiotics.

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In All Kinds of Weather

The world’s food supply is depending on millions of family farmers just like the Borgs – families who don’t quit in the face of bad weather, bad luck or even personal tragedy.

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