Got the chores done and then ran over to Punkin Center, horse trailer in tow. I had a flat on the cart so dropped the tire off and met Casey and Rooster for lunch, then we went over to Franks old place and worked some cattle. Mijo is so fat and frisky I can’t hardly stand him! We sported the calves from the young cows and after working the cows, we caught the calves and gave them an over eating shot. Kyle had shown up by then so Rooster and I and eventually Casey would rope a calf and lead him thru’ the gate and Kyle would give them a shot. It worked slick. We kept trying to trade off with Kyle but he was happy at his job he said. Oh well, that will learn him to show up with out a horse. 🙂
We then gathered some other cattle and worked them. Got done just as the wind came up. I scurried home, after stopping to fuel up and get my repaired tire and put it back on when I got home. Cindy and I drove out thru’ the drop bunch and then I came in the house and took a quick shower and went back over to Punkin Center, as CRS was hosting a speaker and feeding us a steak supper. The speaker’s name was Gary Sides, a rep for company that makes products for our industry and of course was trying to sell us on buying the products of the company he works for, tho’ he sure didn’t run down the competition much, just showed us how his stuff worked better and that was fine, but then he started showing slides of all the different “studies” that the media have been hyping for the past 20 to 40 years, about food. Remember all them “studies” where they kept trying to tell us beef and milk and fat of any kind was bad for us? Oh yeah, and salt? Well, he had done the homework to check into these studies and remember, this is a man who has went to college himself and done all kinds of research and has the same standings as so ,many, or even more, than the people who did these “studies”. Turns out, when you use the criteria and information that was gathered, that like so m,any things in life coming out of the media, it’s bunk. Yup, pure unadulterated poppy cock.
For instance, the one about salt. When a man who is 50 or over goes to the doctor and they clam he has high blood pressure, they recommend a diet where you only get a tiny amount of salt a day. Well, in order to follow that diet., you’d have to eat or drink nothing but fruit juice. And even then, you’d probably go over.
Remember the big Jack IN the Box deal some years back where some people got sick from tainted hamburger. He had the statistics about how many got sick and died. Well just a few years ago t6he same amount of sick and died from tainted green onions. Ever hear anything about that? But they still talk about the Jack in the Box deal.
He told quite a few of these same kinds of stories and they all go back to this, there is a controlled effort by the media and certain groups, to get people to eat little or no meat. They have all kinds of made up untrue statistics about how unhealthy meat and anything coming from a cow is/are.
One of the slides he showed really hit home. Re,member the picture of the starving little child from Africa and in the background is a vulture waiting for him to die. This poor little kid has got a bloated belly and and sticks for arms and legs. As Mr Sides pointed out, this child was not starving to death from lack of grain, he was starving to death from lack of meat protein…… yeah, if that kid had a few of the nasty ol’ Jack in the Box hamburgers, he sure wouldn’t look like that.
I can go on and on, but will wait, as Mr. Sides told me he will send me the info he garnered. And when he does, I will post it on here. But for now, from the research done, if you want to fight diabetes and over weight, go get rid of most of the processed sugars you are eating and go eat some beef, with good fat in it and have a glass of whole milk and some butter and cheese. Oh, and some of the “pink slime” which is really not pink, nor slime, but 95% protein. Made from beef. And it’s healthy and good for you. You can probably find it in a hamburger or some hot dogs or other beef products. Don’t worry, it will have no contaminants, because if nothing else, the Jack in the Box scandal made the beef industry mush safer, as far as the chance of getting sick from eating it is. Well, as long as you don’t over eat. And these fresh veggies that are supposedly so good for you? Be dang sure you wash them and wash them well! Because they have caused more sickness than anything else in the past 20 years. But the media won’t tell you that.
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Great post! Wish the information that the gentleman shared would reach the main stream media and ordinary folks, who are fed garbage information day in and day out! I will prolly link later in the day if you don’t mind because lots more people need to read this stuff. Thank you sir.
I am supposed to get all the facts and pertinent info from him and when I do I will post it here and on Facebook. Link away! 🙂
I’ve been reading some of the survival advice from the Hudson Bay Company about 50 years go. It warned that if you eat too little fat, you die, especially if you must work. I suppose the no-fat freaks can survive quite a while on dandelions and sumac bark because they mostly sit around and bitch about how other people eat. (But why would they want to?)
Also, been meaning to ask, how are the herd sizes lately? Do you think you and your fellow ranchers can profitably market enough cattle this year to get the retail prices down a touch?
Jim, from what I can gather, many cattle went into the feedlot/packing houses last year, because of the drought. Many of those were cows which normally would have stayed in the pastures, raising future cows and beef. so they have taken a bunch out from that source, plus the weak dollar has made it cheaper for the other counties to buy our beef, so you are competing with them. We have less cows, but the same amount of beef because over the past 40 years or so we have went to raising bigger beef steers and heifers. Used to be a carcass was 800 lbs. No it is 1300 to 1500. So, we really still have the same amount of beef produced, but from less cattle and the export trade is what has made the price of beef go up and will continue. so, until the dollar gets stronger so that them foreigners can’t afford to buy our beef, I don’t see that the price will drop. Or Obummer could put a price freeze on like Nixon did and screw every thing us. Or some other stupid thing. as it is now, many ranchers are just now getting healed up from past losses. Looks like they are making more money and they are getting better prices, but the problem is every thing they buy, and they buy a lot, has also gone up. Cut the price of gas and diesel in half and it would have a huge impact and lower prices all over as everything has to be trucked in and out and all over. Not to mention farmers tractors. As it is now, the American farmer and rancher is feeding 400 other people. Because of technology and improvements in the way we do things. We are so efficient, that it is unbelievable. But the short answer is, no, I don’t think you will see beef prices going down for some time. And even if they lower the price of live cattle quite a bit, it takes awhile for that to be felt at the meat counter. If you want cheaper beef, go find a farmer or rancher who will sell you beef directly off the farm or ranch. Invest in a large freezer and get a whole or half a beef at one time. That is the best way to get cheaper beef. And it will be darn good beef, if you find a reputable farmer or rancher. Most are as they will still be there tomorrow or next week or next year, so we can’t afford to cheat anyone. By the way, we farmers and ranchers always eat the best beef! We know hat it is because we raise it.
Wash fruit too..we are still eating beef. I hear of more and more people giving up red meat all the time..idiots:(
Yup, idiots. Well, maybe it is Darwinism and they will take themselves and all future idiots out of the gene pool… 🙂
I try and eat red meat at least once a day and many days 2 or 3 times..
Well, as to the ”
over eating” shot, it is to stop a bug that gets in the gut of baby calves and kills them. The ones who are the biggest and best. Clostridium perfingens or something like that. And no, I am afraid they don’t. But they do have a deal called, “kickyouinthebutt”. It makes you get up and go out and get exercise and then you safely eat all you want of about anything. 😉 Also another like it called “starveorwork”. Very popular in third world countries, I hear…. 😉 Not socially acceptable in this country at this time, I am afraid…..
Great post. Right now though…I’m liking all that fatty fast food….especially seeings that I don’t have a maid or cook 😉
Thanks for the summary, J’Bob. I was surprised at the Hulk Hogan report. I mean, I knew you guys were growing bigger animals, but getting two cows worth of meat into one cow hide stikes me as really, really efficient. 🙂
Buying beef by the carcass isn’t practical for me any more. But it once was, I and suspect that the family and I have eaten at least a couple-three cows who had once been personal freinds.
I’m planning to link onto your information also. My 12 yr old can use it in her 4-H program. My husband is diabetic , we argue all the time bout “diet pop” and processed food being horrible for him. My theory is if it’s natural in nature and /or fresh (ie. milk, meat, veggies, fruit) it’s better than rest of processed diet, low carb, low sodium stuff being touted. Humans need fat and salt for their bodies to function . Give me a thick steak and cold raw milk anyday.
Hope it helps her. I think there is a lot of this information out there, it’s just taking the time to read and understand it.