“Comparison is the death of joy.” People have been shifting their concept of human beauty over the centuries, and with this, their view of an ideal weight. The change in perspective has not been subtle. Today, we desire teeth so white they sparkle and will employ lasers, daily strips, and overnight trays to accomplish it. Continue Reading
Nutrition remains a complex and fluid subject for most producers. Keeping livestock at peak production means providing the best nutrition possible. For ease of discussion, we will address nutrient requirements of each production phase. Clean water remains vital to keeping livestock healthy. Many contaminates can leach into surface water, or well water can contain unsafe Continue Reading
In the last post, we introduced the components of a livestock ration. Here, we delve a little deeper into what happens when the diet is deficient in one or more of these nutrients. The most common cause of energy deficiency remains cost. As we all know, livestock production margins often are so thin, producers barely Continue Reading
Podcast: Free Audio File If you prefer to listen to podcasts, feel free to play the audio version of this blog by clicking on the player above. Podcast: Weight, Weight, Don’t Go AwayLength: 7 min 35 secondsWritten and read by the author Weight, Weight, Don’t Go Away – A look into how disease impacts muscle Continue Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kjerv-816c3a What are Free Radicals and Oxidants? How exactly do they cause harm? In this short, fun podcast we dive into the weeds using a metaphor to explain the mechanism of action for free radical and oxidant damage. We explain an underlying theory for the generation of cancer.
Why do we date? Well, simply because we do not wish to be alone. In fact, much of our daily behavior could be attributed to pursuing the company of others. And not just because we are a social species, every species wishes to be with another of its kind, whether that be for a reason, Continue Reading