Agriculture and the job of providing protein to the world gets more complicated each day. And just like the weather you don’t often have control of those factors that affect your bottom line – like trade agreements or passing the Farm Bill (which at the time of this writing has not yet been finalized or signed).
A recent television program on the Columbus Zoo’s Conservation Park focused on moving those species not accustomed to Ohio winters to their winter barns. Among the most challenging to move were the Ostriches who seemed to have a mind of their own.
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The statistics are alarming. Farming continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. With only 2.1 million farmers tallied by USDA, the numbers of farm death and injury represent a significant percentage of the farm population.
The beef sales team at Summit Livestock Facilities are more than sales personnel. They each grew up with mud on their boots, chores in their souls and the work ethic required of those who produce a safe and plentiful food supply.
Company consolidation is everywhere – whether it is in the agricultural world (think Monsanto and Bayer or Pioneer and DuPont) – or in the fast food world (think Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut) – it gives customers choices. But more importantly these companies have linked together to combine expertise, to share resources, and to maximize the services they can produce and provide.