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This is the blog of Deep River Cattle Company and the Allen Smith Family. In it you will find updates on our farm production and doings, information and pictures of the farm and family. Our son Corey provides all the photography. It is our family's goal with this blog to use it to inform our customers and help them get to know us, and also help our friends we have in many different places to keep up with what we are up to. Because this is a family farm, you will also find comments on other things that are important to us, especially our faith as Christians.

HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN UN/COMMUNIST/CAPITALISM HATING VEGETARIANS ARE DOING “SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH”

July 12th, 2010

THE ABSURDITY OF THE COW EMISSIONS PROPOSALS.

There have been proposals within the USDA to tax cows every year for “carbon emmissions” the taxes equated to 30 to 50 percent of the profit per cow. In other words, lets get all the United States cattlemen to go out of business. As absurd as this was, this article just scratches at the surface of why this was a dumb proposal, even if you do put it under the guise of science

Now It’s Cowgate: UN Admits Flaw on Meat and Climate
UN specialists are to look again at the contribution of meat production to climate change, after claims that an earlier report exaggerated the link.

A 2006 report concluded meat production was responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions – more than transport.

But a new analysis, presented at a major US science meeting, says the transport comparison was flawed.

”’curbing meat production and consumption would be less beneficial for the climate than has been claimed, said Frank Mitloehner from the University of California at Davis (UCD). Best price for generic cialis 20mg online.

“Smarter animal farming, not less farming, will equal less heat,” he told delegates to the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Francisco.

“Producing less meat and milk will only mean more hunger in poor countries.”

Leading figures in the climate change establishment, such as Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman Rajendra Pachauri and Lord (Nicholas) Stern, have also quoted the 18% figure as a reason why people should consider eating less meat.

The 2006 report – Livestock’s Long Shadow, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – reached the figure by totting up all greenhouse-gas emissions associated with meat production from farm to table, including fertiliser production, land clearance, methane emissions from the animals’ digestion, and vehicle use on farms.

But Dr Mitloehner pointed out that the authors had not calculated transport emissions in the same way, instead just using the IPCC’s figure, which only included fossil fuel burning.

“This lopsided ‘analysis’ is a classical apples-and-oranges analogy that truly confused the issue,” he said.

One of the authors of Livestock’s Long Shadow, FAO livestock policy officer Pierre Gerber, told BBC News he accepted Dr Mitloehner’s criticism.

“I must say honestly that he has a point – we factored in everything for meat emissions, and we didn’t do the same thing with transport, we just used the figure from the IPCC,” he said.

“But on the rest of the report, I don’t think it was really challenged.”

FAO is now working on a much more comprehensive analysis of emissions from food production, he said.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BEEF YOU EAT

July 12th, 2010

FALL BUTCHER DATES

July 12th, 2010

SMITH FAMILY BAND AT THE SUNSET

July 6th, 2010

June 6th, 2010

New Calves

April 23rd, 2010

SPRING

March 31st, 2010

WHY GRASSFED BEEF

March 29th, 2010

GRASS FARMING

February 26th, 2010

Michael Pollan on Unhealthy Feedlot Beef

February 26th, 2010

" . . . And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth HIS fruit in HIS season . . ."
(Psalm 1:2)