tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post7093433226676177667..comments2016-03-19T01:09:11.951-05:00Comments on On the Banks of Squaw Creek: Ractopamine and Turkeys: A Response to FoodBabeKatie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comBlogger22125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-28061767707843779452014-11-19T19:27:22.833-06:002014-11-19T19:27:22.833-06:00Awesome article. I trust both farmers and those di...Awesome article. I trust both farmers and those directly involved in food or animal science. I&#39;m excited to be eating turkey next Thursday!<br />www.crystalcattle.comCrystal Cattlehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03510248725846780674noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-86130002565616623332014-11-15T20:23:27.732-06:002014-11-15T20:23:27.732-06:00Thank you for a very informative post! There is so...Thank you for a very informative post! There is so much food source shaming (if that&#39;s a thing) it&#39;s getting ridiculous. I do think people need to know where their food comes from and that is due diligence. But there is a fine line between being aware and fear mongering and I&#39;m so sick of the latter. I appreciate the perspective. Andreahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01964614153408329293noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-35567427724628443492014-11-12T21:36:59.539-06:002014-11-12T21:36:59.539-06:00Great post Katie! I learned a lot.Great post Katie! I learned a lot.Valhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15680253490735705479noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-32959222209555540892014-11-12T16:54:34.896-06:002014-11-12T16:54:34.896-06:00Nowfaith526 - Actually, steroids and hormones are ...Nowfaith526 - Actually, steroids and hormones are prohibited. Even FoodBabe acknowledges that: &quot;Growth hormones aren’t allowed to be used in raising poultry, so this label is meaningless and used as a marketing trick when labeled on turkeys (such as Butterball).&quot;<br /><br />This is probably the one thing she and I agree on.<br /><br />Leslie, I&#39;m not sure why they are not allowed Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-30461259464644672782014-11-12T11:21:19.464-06:002014-11-12T11:21:19.464-06:00In her post, I saw where she said they weren&#39;t...In her post, I saw where she said they weren&#39;t used in the US, not that they were prohibited. I am curious as to why they aren&#39;t being used in poultry and pork, when they are being used in cattle.Leslie Hansonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13466434632881623014noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-70767126526035927682014-11-11T10:34:52.049-06:002014-11-11T10:34:52.049-06:00Thank you, Katie, for your reply. Thank you, Katie, for your reply.<br />Ma Smithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08201246167895361326noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-91419561801304661452014-11-10T22:32:35.109-06:002014-11-10T22:32:35.109-06:00If this is the case why don&#39;t experts give ove...If this is the case why don&#39;t experts give overweight people the drug to turn their fat into muscle? I&#39;ve lost faith in the experts. <br />joyce alvernazhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07047179522739598506noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-342553041807627272014-11-10T18:50:13.591-06:002014-11-10T18:50:13.591-06:00Excellent post!Excellent post!Ashley noslenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08903482817322476194noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-17615189010873472402014-11-10T17:00:20.181-06:002014-11-10T17:00:20.181-06:00Thanks, Julie. You&#39;re right, even if farmers ...Thanks, Julie. You&#39;re right, even if farmers were using it, there&#39;s really no need to be concerned. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-30329736136916280972014-11-10T16:59:54.186-06:002014-11-10T16:59:54.186-06:00Hi Ma, Some farmers have tried it and it just did...Hi Ma,<br /><br />Some farmers have tried it and it just didn&#39;t make a big enough difference to warrant its use!Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-19407631273670593942014-11-10T16:59:21.593-06:002014-11-10T16:59:21.593-06:00Chris - it&#39;s not effective in turkeys. Severa...Chris - it&#39;s not effective in turkeys. Several farmers participated in trials a couple of years ago and decided it wasn&#39;t making a big difference. I am working on getting industry-wide data, so I will update you if/when I get that info.Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-64373791263027912422014-11-10T10:08:31.724-06:002014-11-10T10:08:31.724-06:00Thanks for such a level-headed post for such a tim...Thanks for such a level-headed post for such a timely topic. It&#39;s crazy how something like ractopamine can get so much attention when it doesn&#39;t even sound like it&#39;s used on most turkey farms. (And even if it was, there&#39;s nothing to be concerned about anyway!) Glad there is a farmer (you!) to set the record straight. Julie | Farm Eats, City Streetshttp://farmeatscitystreets.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-89604091014879539162014-11-10T09:25:43.072-06:002014-11-10T09:25:43.072-06:00Katie, I enjoy hearing about how you raise turkeys...Katie, I enjoy hearing about how you raise turkeys. Why DON&#39;T you use ractopamine in your feed rations?Ma Smithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08201246167895361326noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-81033192462140141292014-11-09T21:21:28.837-06:002014-11-09T21:21:28.837-06:00Good to know. Thanks!Good to know. Thanks!Carloshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05527246663970631901noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-31111357294225543912014-11-09T21:20:03.328-06:002014-11-09T21:20:03.328-06:00Actually, Carlos, we use antibiotics to prevent tw...Actually, Carlos, we use antibiotics to prevent two diseases: necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis. If the animal has those diseases, they do not digest their food as efficiently, and they grow slower. Preventing the disease causes them to grow faster because healthy birds grow better. <br /><br />The biggest reason poultry is so big now is breeding and nutrition.Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-69734905074431007832014-11-09T20:23:39.203-06:002014-11-09T20:23:39.203-06:00Antibiotics are what allow chickens to get bigger ...Antibiotics are what allow chickens to get bigger than normal not steroids or hormones. The antibiotics kill the good bacteria so that all the nutrition goes to the chicken, allowing it to grow bigger than normal. Steroids and hormones are not allowed in chicken and it is too difficult and costly to inject in chickens.Carloshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05527246663970631901noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-17658206542208443402014-11-09T16:34:26.750-06:002014-11-09T16:34:26.750-06:00I&#39;m sorry but I had to read this article with ...I&#39;m sorry but I had to read this article with a grain of salt after she commented and claimed that steroids and hormones are prohibited in poultry and pork in the US. That is a blatant lie since you can just go out and order some chicken wings at a restaurant and see how huge they are. I know that isn&#39;t what the article was about but how can I believe anything in this article when that Nowfaith526http://www.blogger.com/profile/01240918181318692950noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-38625961506490886572014-11-09T14:23:09.968-06:002014-11-09T14:23:09.968-06:00Appreciate your post and despise the fear mongerin...Appreciate your post and despise the fear mongering and villainization of the industry! A couple of suggestions for your post though. After extolling the virtues of ractopamine you then went on to state in essence &quot;but nobody uses it.&quot; So, why not? Also, it would be nice if you provided some data on the actual industry wide use of ractopamine as opposed to anecdote. chriskaferhttp://chriskafer.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-30843382618193337982014-11-09T03:49:40.806-06:002014-11-09T03:49:40.806-06:00Thank you, I really enjoyed your post.Thank you, I really enjoyed your post.Michael Karbanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18308462923414615491noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-53829832195255985382014-11-09T02:37:01.667-06:002014-11-09T02:37:01.667-06:00How dare you to use facts (peer reviewed facts!) a...How dare you to use facts (peer reviewed facts!) against a person who clearly doesn&#39;t know any better than fear mongering?!<br />Ok, great article, I&#39;d love to link people to this site whenever they bring food babe&#39;s claims.<br />The only &quot;downside&quot; I&#39;ve found is that people will say bs about you being a turkey farmer, you know, they believe that people cannot be trustedDrew http://www.blogger.com/profile/08544466333304270953noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-77660490610368498792014-11-09T01:22:08.369-06:002014-11-09T01:22:08.369-06:00Uhm... Like anyone ever expected Food Babe to be t...Uhm... Like anyone ever expected Food Babe to be truthful. She makes everything sound like Armageddon + the Apocalypse is coming if you have ever looked at a kemikal.Windsun33http://www.blogger.com/profile/09788363820973065161noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-74947197777401870052014-11-08T17:16:20.273-06:002014-11-08T17:16:20.273-06:00Thank you, Katie, for this informative, easy-to-re...Thank you, Katie, for this informative, easy-to-read and understand post! We need more farmers like you to debunk Food Babe!Sarah | Nurse Loves Farmerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14849302601878434231noreply@blogger.com