Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Livestock practices have changed so much in the past years it makes me wonder what we have in store for the future in livestock. I feel like everything has changed like with the breeding practices we only had one way of breeding livestock and that was putting a male and female together and let them do their thing, but now we have Artificial Insemination which is when the farmer artificially impregnates a female animal with semen from a superior-quality male, and Embryo Transfer techniques where a genetically enhanced fertilized egg is transferred from the reproductive tract of a special breed cow into the reproductive tract of a second cow. Its crazy on how many thing we can think of for livestock. I read an article about how scientist are growing meat in labs…. Meat that you don't need to kill an animal for it you just need the meat tissue to grow it, what if they can make a whole steak with it or, tri tip, ham, bacon, etc. what would that do for livestock in the future it will stop the practice of livestock what will happen to all the animals meant for livestock they will reproduce more than we need than they will be over populated and not use to people just think having cows, pigs, sheep, etc. in cities like San Francisco or New York, places they shouldn't be. I feel like the future of livestock is not going to be good for them and us.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
In the year 2014 the percent of women in agriculture was less than the percent of men in agriculture around the world. Women are 43% of agriculture and men are 57%. It's not because women don't like agriculture it's because in most countries women get the short end of the stick…. The reason this is a problem is because in about “2050 the population is expected to grow by 2.3 billion people; food demand could rise 60 percent.” as written by Kelsey Nowakowski the author of the article.
We need to close the gap between men and women in agriculture so we can produce more food for the ~7 billion people today and the ~2.3 billion more people going to be in the world. You see if we don't close the gap more people will be living in poverty by the year 2050 than there is today.Women in other parts of the world can't get enough created they need to have to funds to get stuff like fertilizer or feed for there livestock. There chances to getting created is 5 to 10 percent lower than men’s. The reason why is because the women get less education than men do in parts of the world like pakistan. This is another problem, many countries deprive women of education, Women have the same right to education as men do it just doesn't make since, why do countries think men are more superior than women. Women go through a lot to getting judged by the way they look is just stupid thinking a women is “too weak” to run a farm or “a waste” to give an education to.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Have you always wanted to raise an animal for your local fair but you don’t know where to start with the animal. Well here’s some tips that helped me with my animal. If these tips don’t help you than it might help if you do more research or just wing it.
Gain its trust- When you first get you animal it would be afraid especially if it hasn’t been around that many humans. When it’s in its pin just get something to sit on and just stay there for an hour or two, do that everyday until it gets used to you and when it is you can start working with it.
Train It- Lamb= If you have a lamb than you’ll need to halter train it some people put the halter on the lamb and tie it to a post but I won't do that it might make the lamb afraid of the halter. What I did was when her was in his cage I put the halter on him and feed him while he had the halter on it worked for a lot of people in my group. Pigs- I'm not a pig person but the barn I keep my animals had pigs in it and I helped them. So what you want to do is take your pig stick and tap its side gentilly that would help control it and that’s what you do for fair.
Get It On a Feeding/Exercise Schedule- Every fair animal needs to be on a feed and exercise they need to be feed twice a day and exercised once a day. Feed- throughout the project you’ll need to up their feed every two weeks start out with 1 and ¼ pounds and up ¼ pound every two weeks. Exercise- Lamb- At first the lamb would be afraid of leaving it heard so walk it away from them walk for 5 minutes and when it use to it start walking it farther and farther away. Pig- All you have to do is let it out of the pin and walk it with the stick keep it near it pin.
Practice, Practice, Practice- If you want to do good in showing than you have to practice so when you exercising your animal put aside 30 minutes to practice so 30 minutes show practicing and 30 minutes exercising.
If you have a lamb and you don't know how to show them that is how the are supposed to look when you set them up. It will be better if they tense up for the judged it will give you more points.
Monday, April 24, 2017
This is an infographic of the farming around the world. It shows you were farming is the highest and lowest. It also shows the types of livestock raised around the world. I find this helpful because it gives you knowledge about where the best place is to grow crops and have livestock. All thought its in a different language you can still understand by the pictures.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
For those of you who do not know what horse soring is here's a quick definition from google, “The practice of soring involves using chemical agents such as mustard oil, diesel fuel, kerosene, salicylic acid, and other caustic substances on the pasterns, bulbs of the heel, or coronary bands of the horses, causing burning or blistering of the horses' legs to accentuate their gaits.” Mostly this is done on Tennessee Walking Horses and other similar breeds, here's a video of what soring does to Tennessee Walking Horses. This, this is what gets my blood boiling not only is it illegal it's wrong and if i ever see anyone doing that, if you ever see someone doing that you better stop it and call the cops, if you are the one doing it You are a p.o.s. And I hope someone calls the cops and kick the living hell out of you for what you are doing to those poor horses. This is wrong in the video it says that the trainers are only allowed to use 6 oz chains but do these really look like 6oz chains. In this article they sat that The U.S. Department of Agriculture made changes Jan. 13 to the Horse Protection Act. They want to stop soring throughout America. Everyone knows that, yeah you made it illegal but people are going it still do it, so how are you going to stop it. I was just as curious as you are so I looked it up and what I found were six ways to stop soring they have a phone number you can call...855-NO-SORING or 855-667-6746. It's as simple to report an abuser all you have to do is pick up the phone and call that number, so if you see someone doing this to a poor horse call the number and be an animal's hero.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Lamb Saves The Day
Apples fell from the tree... Thod, thod, thod. And the Wolf and the Cat were throwing the apples at each other while their friend the Lamb sat in between them.
“Guys stop, the teacher is going to yell at you two.” said the Lamb. She had enough of their apple throwing, a couple of them almost hit her “How rude” she thought.
Just then Ms. Fox came over to them. “If you two dont stop throwing those rotten apples at each other than I will separate you two, is that clear!” Ms Fox was furious at Wolf and Cat. The apples that Wolf and Cat were throwing were getting all over the classroom. Ms. Fox wanted everything nice and neat, not one speck of dust on anything in her classroom. So the Lamb, Wolf, and Cat had to stay late and clean up their mess.
“THIS IS SO UNFAIR, I WASN'T EVEN THROWING THOSE STUPID APPLES!!!” screamed the Lamb, “I’m going home, you to have to clean this up.”
“OH NO SOMEONE STOLE MY SHOE!!!” shouted The Wolf.
“Oh shoot we need to get Lamb in to help find it, LAMB, HELP!! LAMB, WE NEED YOU!” said the Cat.
The Lamb came back -because she's a good friend and will help the Wolf out because they are best friends-(Oh and the Cat too). So they all split up and looked for the animal who took the Wolf’s shoe. Then, the lamb and the Cat found the Sloth and Tiger who had Wolf’s shoe.
“HEY! That's not your shoe that's my friend’s shoe and I want it back.” said the Lamb.
“Well you're not getting it back, frankly I like this shoe and now it's my best friend.” said the Tiger.
“Fine I'm going to get my friend Wolf” said the lamb
“Okay, we will fight for this shoe, but he's not going to win I can tell you that.” Tiger yelled after them.
So Lamb came back with Wolf “Hey you stupid striped meany butt, gimme back my shoe.” Wolf was furious that Tiger stole his shoe.
The Tiger started laughing, no more like cackling. Tiger wanted to keep the shoe indefinitely. It was his “special” friend. He enjoyed holding it while going out for walks, he also enjoyed watching it while it sat on his pillow at night while the shoe slept. Tiger enjoys This shoe very very much, he had a strong attachment to it, both physically and mentally. There was no way that Wolf was getting it back without a fight.
Wolf came running all of a sudden shaking his paws. “GIVE ME MY SHOE!!” he howled.
The tiger threw his head back and roared with laughter, “I will never give this shoe back to you, it’s special” he says with a wicked grin.
The Tiger slowly turns and walks away leaving the Wolf wide-eyed and crying.The lamb wasn't going to give up without a fight so she charged at the tiger, catching him off guard. “AHHHHH WHAT THE…” Tiger shouted with pain as lamb punched him with her hoof . Wolf begins to laugh as the Tiger runs in fear. The Lamb then begins to chase the fleeing Tiger, throwing herself on top of him in order to stop him. He wiggles and squirms trying to get out from under Lamb, unsuccessfully. Lamb bites his ear and Tiger shouts in horror. Wolf stands back and cheers on Lamb. “Bite him!”
Cat is laughing on the ground crying, “Come on, Tiger. Man up!”
Poor Tiger cries as Lamb smacks Tiger upside the head with her hoof. “Cat is now bored. Peace.”
Wolf suddenly begins to cry as Cat leaves him alone. “Stop being a wuss, Wolf and help me!” Lamb shouts.
Wolf sniffles and wipes his nose with his paw.Then the Fox comes over and Wolf ran away so he wouldn’t get in trouble
“WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU DOING TO TIGER, LAMB,” yelled Fox; Lamb stops in mid-bite of the Tiger’s ear, “GET YOUR MOUTH OFF OF TIGER’S EAR RIGHT NOW.”
Lamb slowly spits out Tiger’s ear, staring at Fox the entire time. “Why are you two fighting?” Fox said puzzled.
“That stupid Tiger over there stole Wolf’s shoe and won’t give it back, he says the shoe and him have a special bond” Lamb cried
Fox begins to giggle trying to keep a straight face. “Tiger give Wolf’s shoe back, it’s not nice.” Fox lectures. “It’s also not very healthy to be physically and emotionally attached a show, perhaps you can join a Tiger dating site to help with your...needs.”
Tiger upsettingly gave the shoe back to the Wolf. Wolf excitingly took it and ran off into the sunset.
“As for you,” Fox glares at Lamb, “You need to apologize to Tiger.”
“I'm sorry Tiger, but you deserved it.” Lamb said quickly.
“Lammmb, say it nicer”
“Tiger I'm sorry that I jumped you,” Lamb said again. “Good now go home its getting late,” Fox said as she was walking out of the room, “I'll see you all tomorrow.”
So Lamb, Cat, Tiger, and his friend Sloth walked home. As for the Wolf, well, he was already home sleeping next to his shoe peacefully, and they lived happily ever after.