cattle http://kcur.org en Medical Association Seeks Stricter Rules For Antibiotics In Farm Animals http://kcur.org/post/medical-association-seeks-stricter-rules-antibiotics-farm-animals <p>The largest association of U.S. physicians is calling for tighter rules on antibiotic use in livestock.</p><p>The American Medical Association (AMA) says there should be an outright federal ban on using antibiotics to plump up farm animals. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration asked pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily phase out the use of antimicrobial drugs that promote growth in livestock.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:59:37 +0000 Kristofor Husted 58535 at http://kcur.org Medical Association Seeks Stricter Rules For Antibiotics In Farm Animals Midwest A Cattle Paradise As Drought Stretches Beef Country http://kcur.org/post/midwest-cattle-paradise-drought-stretches-beef-country <p>Drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving herds <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25773718/california-cattle-short-food-finding-way-colorado">from California to Colorado</a> and <a href="http://lubbockonline.com/agriculture/2014-03-02/texas-trails-nebraska-number-cattle-feeding#.U5dGJPmwJcQ">from Texas to Nebraska</a> seeking refuge from dry weather. And cattle producers in the Midwest are making the most of it.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:58:59 +0000 Grant Gerlock 57385 at http://kcur.org Midwest A Cattle Paradise As Drought Stretches Beef Country Study: Government Fails To Report Three-Quarters Of Farm Injuries http://kcur.org/post/study-government-fails-report-three-quarters-farm-injuries <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Farm work has always been one of the <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/most-dangerous-jobs-in-america-2013-8?op=1">most dangerous jobs in America</a> -- as the government has reported, academics have researched and those doing the work well know. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:39:26 +0000 Peggy Lowe 55002 at http://kcur.org Study: Government Fails To Report Three-Quarters Of Farm Injuries Suspended Drug Sales Focuses Attention On Cattle-Feeding Additive http://kcur.org/post/suspended-drug-sales-focuses-attention-cattle-feeding-additive <p>When the people from the drug company came out to visit Tyler Karney at Ordway Feedyard on Colorado’s eastern plains, he was a little skeptical.</p><p>They said their product, Zilmax, could put another 30 pounds on an animal in the last days before slaughter. Then he started blending it into the feed for the 6,500 head of Holsteins at this huge feedlot.</p><p>“We feed it the last 20 days of the feeding period and when you drive by, you can actually see a physical change in the animal,” Karney said. “They’re chest floor’s wider and just, a boxier animal. It’s kinda hard to believe.”</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:05:36 +0000 Peggy Lowe 48765 at http://kcur.org Suspended Drug Sales Focuses Attention On Cattle-Feeding Additive The Long, Slow Decline Of The U.S. Sheep Industry http://kcur.org/post/long-slow-decline-us-sheep-industry <p>Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has been cut in half. In fact, the number has been declining since the late 1940s, when the American sheep industry hit its peak. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II.</p><p>The decline is the result of economic and cultural factors coming together. And it has left ranchers to wonder, &ldquo;When are we going to hit the bottom?&rdquo;</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:09:41 +0000 Luke Runyon 45418 at http://kcur.org The Long, Slow Decline Of The U.S. Sheep Industry New Reporting Series Covers 'America's Big Beef' http://kcur.org/post/new-reporting-series-covers-americas-big-beef <p>On Monday, <strong><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/">Harvest Public Media</a></strong> launches a five-part series called "America’s Big Beef: An Industry in Transition." It's a deep dive into the big business of cattle. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:35:21 +0000 Harvest Public Media 28702 at http://kcur.org New Reporting Series Covers 'America's Big Beef'