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Animal care is my responsibility

Animal care is my responsibility

By Justin Dauer

I’m often puzzled by the notion that livestock are abused in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

I know some of that sentiment is generated by images seen on television or the internet of animal mistreatment. Just to set the record straight, I think anyone who abuses livestock should be out of the business. I do not condone abuse of any animal for any reason. Neither do the other farmers and ranchers I know.

But I can tell you about the welfare of my livestock.

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Texas is ‘officially’ a disaster

Texas is ‘officially’ a disaster

By Amanda Hill

USDA has confirmed what Texas farmers and ranchers have known for a long, long time… Texas is a disaster.

On Tuesday, the USDA declared the entire state of Texas a natural disaster area. Of 254 drought-stricken Texas counties, 213 were named “primary” natural disaster areas, and the remaining 41 contiguous counties also qualify for emergency assistance.

With more than 3 million acres burned, crops destroyed and animals suffering—it’s about time.

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