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VIDEO: Working with Wagyu

Following up on our podcast interview, we took our cameras to visit Brett Ausley on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He showed us around and explained why he got into Wagyu beef and began selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants.
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VIDEO: Beef from Field to Fork

In recent years ranchers have begun selling meat directly to consumers and area restaurants, making use of a growing number of local meat processing facilities. One example is Kenny Simon, a University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture pasture and forage specialist and third-generation cattle producer near Saltilo in Faulkner County.
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Arkansas AgCast: Why Wagyu?

Brett Ausley is a young cattleman producing and marketing Wagyu beef on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He got into Wagyu about five years ago and he’s selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, this entrepreneurial young rancher shares what led him to pursue this niche, premium market.
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PODCAST: Dealing with black vultures

Black vultures are a persistent problem for some farmers around the state. The population of these aggressive vultures has increased in recent years and this has led to an increase in property damage and livestock loss. Learn more about this issue and potential solutions in our latest podcast.
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ArFB support for C&H Hog Farms non-political

The Arkansas Farm Bureau’s support for C&H Hog Farms lies firmly in the organization’s foundational support for private property rights and right-to-farm laws, as defined by its grass-roots, member-developed policy.
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Update on C&H Hog Farm

The state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission voted in an emergency meeting Wednesday, Jan. 17, to grant a stay that will enable C&H Hog Farms to continue to operate.
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VIDEO: Caring for Animals in the Cold

Luke Alston, poultry grower and cattle rancher near Mena, explains what he did to ensure the safety of his animals during a week of bitter, freezing temperatures in Arkansas.
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PODCAST: Cattle Industry Outlook for 2018

The U.S. cattle industry is producing more beef than at any time in history and demand for it continues to expand domestically and around the world. In this conversation, Dr. Darrell Peel, a livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, discusses the current state of the industry and what cattlemen may expect entering the new year.
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PODCAST & VIDEO: Drought hits ranchers, winter wheat

Arkansas has been experiencing drought conditions since September, and the month of November was the driest on record for many counties. The lack of rainfall is limiting the amount of pasture available to ranchers for grazing herds and preventing some from planting winter wheat. Hear more about the drought problems from two UA Extension experts and a Polk County rancher.
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