Grant me the courage to change the things I can.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
These words were cross-stitched by hand and remain framed in the home of a lifelong friend and mentor. I am weeks from having a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, a full-time job and bad four-legged habit. I think about those words more with each passing day.
Modifying the Body’s Immune System to Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes
Scientists develop a novel diabetes treatment involving transplanting pancreas cells that produce insulin.
In a new study, a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Georgia Tech and Harvard University has demonstrated the successful use of a novel Type 1 diabetes treatment in a large animal model. Their approach involves transplanting insulin-producing pancreas cells — called pancreatic islets — from a donor to a recipient, without the need of long-term immunosuppressive drugs.
June 7, 2022 | Vol. 15 : No. 6
Power in Numbers, Relationships
Separate cattle operations graze together, sell calves as one.
Bill and Laurie Lickley were just looking for more feed for their cows.
Hauling the herd between summer and winter locations and feeding hay wasn’t a business model they felt like they could keep up long-term, so they were looking for other opportunities.
They did find pastures, but they gained a whole lot more, says Bill Lickley.
News & Notes
Industry tidbits from around the country.
Registration opens for Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course
Beef cattle producers worldwide are invited to attend the 68th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 1-3 on the Texas A&M University campus.
Effects of Higher Crop, Input Prices
Agricultural and Food Policy Center analysis reflective of 64 representative crop farms.
Whether you grow crops in addition to raising cattle or not, the prices of crops and their inputs directly affect your operation. So, what does that look like this year?
A report by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University titled “Economic Impact of Higher Crop and Input Prices on AFPC’s Representative Crop Farms” provides insights into the economic effects of higher crop and major input prices on the center’s 64 representative crop farms.