Thursday, May 21, 2015

Alltech REBELation week comes to a close and I have more of commitment than ever to U.S. Beef

One thing is sure after this weeks Alltech ‪#‎REBELation‬ week. The U.S. beef system can not be matched in Corn Fed well marbled beef. The production efficiency that brought us to the dance must be maintained. NO APOLOGIES only full steam ahead.



US farmer says hormoned beef must be part of TTIP deal


The proposed free trade agreement between the US and Europe (TTIP) should allow for the export of hormone treated beef from America to Europe, according to Nebraska-based farm broadcaster and farmer Trent Loos.

"I am all for free trade in both directions," he said.

link to whole story


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Finally a major media outlet Julie Hyman with Bloomberg TV roots out real farming facts


​In January 2015 Chipotle garnered many headlines when they announced they could not find enough pork to meet their production standards. 

Julie Hyman Bloomberg TV decided she wanted to see for herself exactly what the differences where in pig rearing and packed her crew, camera and headed for Iowa to visit two farms.

Watch this Bloomberg TV news segment with what she found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl-QfXYJHeI

Then she joined Trent Loos on his Loos Trails and Tales radio program discussing in great detail exactly what the "city girl" thought about modern pig farms. 

Loos Trails and Tales April 28, 2015 Julie Hyman reporter for Bloomberg TV goes to the pig farm one large one Chipotle supplier", click here to listen.

Thank you Julie Hyman and Bloomberg TV for presenting the most accurate news story about modern food production I have witnessed in major media.

Trent Loos


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Presentation tonight at Luther College

> Mr Merrit
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> It has come to my attention that you will be making a presentation tonight that has local farmers stirred.
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> I host several radio programs and would like to arrange a follow up interview tomorrow morning about this evenings activities.
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> 8 am central would work great for me and my number is 515 418-8185
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> Thank you
> Trent Loos
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> www.LoosTales.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Farm Animals help immunize your kids

From the U.S.Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.

The prevalence of asthma and other atopic diseases has recently increased, especially in urban and modernized regions of the world. The majority of published prevalence surveys report that asthma and atopy are less common among children living in rural areas. While many exposures differ in rural and urban areas of the world, several recent studies have suggested that agricultural exposures in early childhood may decrease the risk of developing atopic disease. Livestock exposure, in particular, seems to be important, but additional research is needed to pinpoint the underlying mechanisms behind this apparent protective effect of rural and farm living. Additionally, prospective studies are needed to more closely examine the timing of farm exposures in relation to the onset of asthma and atopy, and to determine if the apparent protective effects of farming persist into adulthood.


Asthma and Atopy in Rural Children: Is Farming Protective?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Farming improves overall health

Farmers in many countries, including the United States, have lower overall death rates and cancer rates than the general population. Lower death rates among farmers for heart diseaseand cancers of the lungesophagusbladder, and colon, in particular, are thought to be due, at least in part, to lower smoking rates, as well as more physically active lifestyles and dietary factors.

Agricultural Health Study

What is the Agricultural Health Study?

In 1993, scientists from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began a research project known as the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) to evaluate the role of agricultural exposures in the development of cancer and other diseases in members of the farming community. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health joined the study in 2000.

The AHS is also providing an opportunity to assess the effects of diet, cooking methods, and other lifestyle and genetic factors on the risks of cancer and other diseases. The results will provide information that can be used to create a safe work environment and a healthy lifestyle for agricultural workers and their families.

Link to entire report


Friday, March 27, 2015

Global study on milk as cause or solution to heart disease and death.

These findings are in broad agreement with the recently reported outcome of a remarkable 61-year follow up of the Boyd-Orr cohort study. This study involved the recruitment of 4,999 children in England and Scotland in 1937-39 with causes of death recorded from 1948. This study showed that a family diet in childhood, which was high in dairy products, did not give rise to a greater risk of heart disease or stroke mortality. Indeed all-cause mortality was lowest in those with the highest dairy/milk intake. 

More Studies Highlight Health Benefits of Consuming Milk and Dairy Products 

Adam Lock

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Should somebody be really pissed about eating this "veal" of the vegetable world?

Beef the source of iron that too many women are lacking

Heme vs. Nonheme Iron Lean meats contain heme iron, which is much more easily absorbed by the body than nonheme iron found in plant foods. Heme iron is an important dietary component for promoting cognitive health, including memory, ability to learn and reasoning. Heme iron is particularly beneficial for growing children because research indicates that some toddlers are at higher risk for iron deficiency, and childhood iron-deficiency anemia is associated with behavioral and cognitive delays.2 Through an effect known as the "meat factor," beef helps the body absorb nonheme iron. Unlike plant proteins, beef is the food supply's most easily absorbed source of iron. In addition, beef is an excellent source of readily available zinc. The absorption of zinc from beef is about four times greater than that from a high-fiber breakfast cereal. As with iron, including meat in your diet also improves the absorption of zinc from other foods.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fwd:

Pick a Pair in Garner Iowa on Ag Day.

Monday, March 16, 2015

If I had it to do over while giving blood today I would have waited until after the vegetarian poked me to give her speech about beef the best source heme iron.

I absolutely love this line from the greatest Patriot movie ever.

There are 3 kinds of people in this world sheep, predators and watch dogs. In my family we don't have any sheep we don't want any predators and strive to be watch dogs protecting the flock.


Meatless Monday to help environment is a fraud

In the United States, 6 percent of all GHGs are emitted from agriculture. Of that, 3.4 percent of the total are from livestock agriculture while it is believed that roughly 1.4 percent come from beef production. Mitloehner has made the case that if Meatless Monday were to be mandated with all 314 million Americans, the reduction of GHGs would be only 0.2 percent. This is so insignificant in the big picture, and we all need to be armed with facts like this that we can repeat as often as necessary to set the record straight. 
Dr. Frank Mitloehner UC-Davis

Friday, March 13, 2015

The difference between us and Vegan Religion we actually help animals come into world they sit in an apartment dreaming about it .My sow up to 7 in 23 minutes.

Loos Tales airing March 13, 2015 Trent ask Gretchen Carlson please correct what you said wrong about hormones in food



Gretchen Carlson shared some very incorrect information on the air March 12, 2015. We have come to expect much more accurate information from Fox News than this. It is about hormones and antibiotics used in food production today.

Listen to Trent address the issue on this edition of Loos Tales

Kissing creates more hormones than chicken turkey pork and beef combined. DON"T KISS IF YOU DON'T WANT HORMONES

Hormones all around us

THERE is increasing concern, it seems, about the hormones in our meat and milk, but what about the hormones associated with kissing? Have we fully considered that risk?

The science is now there.

Researchers from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania have found that locking lips actually sparks an increase of hormones to the brain. Through a series of complex chemical processes, those involved in kissing were found to experience a combination of relaxation and excitement.

So, if, as some claim, hormones are not good for us in any way, shape or form, then perhaps for our own safety, kissing must not be allowed to happen.

Not surprisingly, most of the conversations I regularly get involved in as I travel around the country are about hormones in food. People think they want hormone-free everything, yet let us not forget that anything hormone free is not alive.

Misinformation and misunderstanding of the value of hormones to our everyday life have perpetuated the concern over hormones. Some of that has certainly been the result of activists and those attempting to remove technology and efficiency from the food production system. However, some also has been the result of misleading messages from a few in our own industry.

I recently received a note from a rancher in central Montana who was critical of me for publicly presenting the difference between natural and conventional beef. His point was that grass-fed, organic or natural beef are better because they don't have hormones.

The fact of the matter, though, is that a three-ounce serving of beef from an animal that has never been given estrogen-based hormones contains 1.39 nanograms (ng) of estrogen compared with 1.89 ng of estrogen in the same amount of conventionally produced beef from steers that have had two doses of estrogen-based hormones. The differences are basically insignificant.

The greater point for me is that hormone levels in beef and milk are actually considerably lower than some plant-based food sources, yet consumers don't seem at all concerned about that. Take, for example, a tablespoon of soybean oil, which contains 28,000 ng of estrogen. Four ounces of raw cabbage has 2,700 ng of estrogen, and four ounces of raw peas have 454 ng of estrogen.

 

So, I ask, how can we in animal agriculture continue to complain about the "misinformed" consumer when far too often, people within our own industry are guilty of supplying bad information? I would hope it is a matter of them simply being misinformed and that they are not knowingly putting the entire industry at risk for their personal financial gain.

While it is human nature to want to avoid chemicals and hormones and things we don't truly understand, it is also not wise to do so without the factual knowledge that there is any associated risk.

The researchers from Lafayette College have shown us yet another way hormones regularly improve our lives. That is straight from my lips to yours. Now, take it from your lips to consumers you encounter along the way each day.

Estrogen comparisons

It is important to recognize that many common foods naturally contain estrogen (or phytoestrogen in plants) at levels hundreds or thousands of times higher than the levels in dairy or beef products that come from animals given estrogen hormones.

In addition, estrogen levels in dairy and beef products from hormone-treated animals are essentially the same as products from untreated animals.

The following are some such comparisons:

* 4 ounces of beef from steer given hormones: 1.6 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of beef from untreated steer: 1.2 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of beef from non-pregnant heifer: 1.5 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of raw cabbage: 2,700 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of raw peas: 454 ng of estrogen

* 3 ounces of soybean oil: 168,000 ng of estrogen

* 3.5 ounces of soy protein concentrate: 102,000 ng of estrogen

* 3 ounces of milk from cow given recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST): 11 ng of estrogen

* 3 ounces of milk from non-rbST-treated cow: 11 ng of estrogen

Hormones levels in food, hormones are essential but get the facts

Estrogen comparisons

It is important to recognize that many common foods naturally contain estrogen (or phytoestrogen in plants) at levels hundreds or thousands of times higher than the levels in dairy or beef products that come from animals given estrogen hormones.

In addition, estrogen levels in dairy and beef products from hormone-treated animals are essentially the same as products from untreated animals.

The following are some such comparisons:

* 4 ounces of beef from steer given hormones: 1.6 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of beef from untreated steer: 1.2 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of beef from non-pregnant heifer: 1.5 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of raw cabbage: 2,700 ng of estrogen

* 4 ounces of raw peas: 454 ng of estrogen

* 3 ounces of soybean oil: 168,000 ng of estrogen

* 3.5 ounces of soy protein concentrate: 102,000 ng of estrogen

* 3 ounces of milk from cow given recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST): 11 ng of estrogen

* 3 ounces of milk from non-rbST-treated cow: 11 ng of estrogen

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Truth In Food Kevin Murphy nails it on the real Chipot-lies

Chipot-lies. How the Recent Pork Stoppage Reveals Your Justified Burrito is a Hoax.PrintE-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy  
Last month, the Associated Press published a story about Chipotle, a $4 billion restaurant chain with 1,783 locations halting the sale of pork to one-third of its restaurants due to a "supplier" (aka a farmer), being found raising pigs without providing them access to the outdoors or to deeply bedded barns, a violation of Chipotle's Food With Integrity standards.

link to whole story

Monday, March 02, 2015

De Blasio: St. Pat's Parade still not gay enough for me


Mayor de Blasio said he won't agree to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade unless it makes additional changes to welcome gay groups.

The parade, which de Blasio boycotted last year, agreed for the first time this year to let one openly gay group, NBC's LGBT employee contingent, participate in the march.

De Blasio called the parade's policy change "obviously a pretty narrow concession, and I think we'd like to see something that's more inclusive."

Link to whole story

Trent's commentary

So let me get this straight. The parade is held up for over an hour because the Mayor is late then this is the best he had to say? Okay would all who give a equine fecal matter please now stand and be counted.

What a joke and people actually elected this buffoon?

Trentloos@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I have it the USDA Diet Advisory committee wants to dumb down the citizens.




Meat Is Brain Food

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/04/17/is-veganism-good-for-everyone/meat-is-brain-food


Bulging Brain Structures Separate Us from Neanderthals



News: Study Says Eating Meat Made Us Human



And that is just the appetizer. Stay tuned for much more

Trent Loos

Cow valuable in environment, too


As printed in High Plains Journal Feb 5, 2015 edition

By Trent Loos | 

I am not exactly sure how this has happened, but suddenly the cow is everybody's whipping boy. Every time you turn around, someone else is chiming in about not eating beef, not because it is unhealthy but because they think the cow is toxic to the planet. First of all, anyone with a base of common sense at all will understand God would not place an animal on this planet that is toxic.

There are plenty of ways cows benefit this planet. I remember speaking in Globe, Arizona, and touring the copper mine tailings on the edge of town. The tailings from a copper mine are absolutely sterile and nothing will grow there. There was a 300 foot high pile of sterile dirt just standing on the edge of town, dusting over everything whenever a brisk breeze stirred it up. Then range scientist Terry Wheeler had an idea.

He used cows to turn this pile of nothing into something valuable. By feeding hay laced with some grass seed and rotating the cows vigorously around the hillsides, Wheeler quickly turned the piles of dust into a tremendously rich-soiled pasture that cattle could graze. Astonishingly, cows accomplished the task of building a forage base they could then convert to human consumable protein.

The cloven hoof of a cow is excellent for aerating the soil. The manure of these ruminants is the most perfect fertilizer and source of nutrients. Grazing, in and of itself if properly managed, is the healthiest possible way to regulate cellulose material. I will emphasize "properly managed" and 99 times out of a 100, ranchers do that well.

One of many studies about the benefits of ruminant grazing was conducted at Carleton College and UC Santa Cruz and was published in "Ecological Applications."

"Sustained low-level N addition did not influence plant community composition, but grazing reduced grass abundance while maintaining greater native forb cover, native plant diversity and species richness in comparison to plots excluding large herbivores. Furthermore, grazing increased the temporal stability of plant communities by decreasing year-to-year variation in native forb cover, native plant diversity and native species richness. Taken together, our findings demonstrate that moderate intensity cattle grazing can be used to restrict the invasive potential of exotic grasses and maintain native plant communities in serpentine grasslands."

Even the USDA has a 50-year study conducted by Richard Hart that documents how moderate cattle grazing improves plant diversity. Hart's work goes so far as to say that overgrazing promotes even more plant diversity than non-grazing.

For anyone who actually wants to open-mindedly look at the real science, it is clear to see that the grazing animal does nothing but improve the planet.

Recognizing that 75 percent of the total land mass in the United States is not suitable for growing crops but is capable of growing grass, cows are vital components to not only a heathy planet but a well-fed nation.

Once we have removed grazing from the discussion, it comes down to what a cow eats when they are not grazing.

I admit in the U.S. we pride ourselves on corn-fed beef and believe this beef is important in order for us to continue to exceed all other beef producing nations. It truly is our market niche and no one else comes close to matching it. With that said, we must remember that even in the lifespan of the best corn-fed beef animal, less than 30 percent of its total diet originates from grain.

The ruminant animal is a cellulosic converter of grass into human consumable protein as well as a lengthy list of other by-products that improve human lives on a daily basis, from marshmallows to tires and paint brushes to medicinal supplements.

The cow truly needs to be appreciated for the amazing creature she is and the many ways she works to improve the health of the planet and the humans living here, rather than the political toy she has become to further the agenda of the radicals.

The Chinese may consider 2015 to be the year of the sheep, but I think it's time we in America celebrate the many great things that cows do for us every day.

Editor's note: Trent Loos is a sixth generation United States farmer, host of the daily radio show, Loos Tales, and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization putting the human element back into the production of food. Get more information at www.LoosTales.com, or email Trent at trentloos@gmail.com.