Buzzard’s Beat by Brandi Buzzard

Buzzard’s Beat by Brandi Buzzard

Buzzard's Beat is a commentary on trending issues and topics affecting agriculture, food and farms. Hosted by Brandi Buzzard, these issues are bookended by a variety of passenger seat experiences ranging from ranch life to the rodeo trail as viewers get a glimpse of life on a Kansas cattle ranch. A rancher and cowgirl with a penchant for speaking up for farming and ranching through storytelling, authenticity and wit, Buzzard will leave viewers entertained and enthusiastic about agriculture issues. 

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Buzzard’s Beat by Brandi Buzzard
  • Producers Get Paid for Emissions Management + Preg Checking | Buzzard's Beat

    The time has come to see if our AI work and the bulls did their jobs - preg check day! Plus we wean the fall calves and we discuss a new act that aims to incentivize producers for adopting voluntary emissions management processes.

  • Product of the USA + Bringing Cows Home | Buzzard's Beat

    Are you a fan of transparency? You'll love this episode. Are you an advocate for mandatory Country of Origin Labeling? You might like this episode, but I'm not sure. Guess you'll just have to watch to find out where you stand!

  • Beyond Meat Fizzles and Processing Stockers | Buzzard's Beat

    Beyond Meat is having an identity crisis amid some financial woes and we process the our grass cattle in advance of a nasty winter storm.

  • Faux Meat Labeling and Midnight Stockers | Buzzard's Beat

    The majority of our stockers arrived on a balmy January morning (midnight to be exact) and were hesitant to get off the truck and into the mud. Plus, new labeling legislation is aimed at faux meat and the counter argument is a doozy.

  • Breeding Season + Beef Insight | Buzzard's Beat

    As a fall calving herd, we AI breed our cows and place embryos in late November. See a snippet of this process and also learn more about what shoppers consider "important" when it comes to purchasing beef.

  • Bull Prep + Farmer Stress | Buzzard's Beat

    A new study from the University of Georgia showed that farmers and ranchers are stressed but that one particular demographic is stressed to the max. On the ranch, we clip and prep bulls for their sale images and get a short tour of our new barn!

  • Gatekeeping or Gate-Getting? Plus Sorghum Silage Footage | Buzzard's Beat

    The Imiflex forage sorghum from Advanta Seeds is ready to be chopped and we got some great footage with a drone. Also, are you a gatekeeper to agriculture or a gate-getter?

  • Sayonara Stockers! | Buzzard's Beat

    After several months, the stockers are leaving our ranch! Watch as we gather and sort them for the last time and we load them out for their new homes. I also reflect on the U.S. food supply and why we should be grateful for our choices.

  • Calving Season Transport & Faux Meat - Both Having Some Issues | Buzzard's Beat

    What would a day on the ranch be without something breaking down or causing a headache? And what would plant-based food companies be without a little bit of drama?! Find out the latest squall between faux meat production, labeling regulations and consumers in this week's commentary.

  • Burn, Sericea, Burn! | Buzzard's Beat

    Weed control is a constant battle so this year, we've employed a new method to fight back against sericea lespedeza - burning in the fall! Watch us experiment with lighting green grass and noxious sericea ablaze! Also, my 5'4" frame climbs back onto a soapbox to address divisiveness in food marke...

  • Look, Ma! I'm Spraying (and the COWS Act)! | Buzzard's Beat

    Join me in the tractor as I navigate spraying pasture solo and we discuss a new proposed legislation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the next Farm Bill.

  • Fly Tagging and Food Waste | Buzzard's Beat

    Summertime is prime time for flies so we are fly tagging our yearlings and talking about the shameful problem of food waste in the United States.

  • There's No Fear in Forage Sorghum, But There is in Marketing | Buzzard's Beat

    An inquiry into the way food is labeled is underway at USDA/FSIS - let's talk about labeling! Also, we get our new herbicide-resistant and drought tolerant forage sorghum in the ground. Will it rain in a timely fashion for crop?

  • Prop12 Affects All of Agriculture & We Break in a New Sprayer! | Buzzard's Beat

    The Supreme Court recently upheld Prop12 in California which has significant implications for pork, poultry and veal farmers nationwide and, potentially, farmers of other food crops in the future. We got a new sprayer and annihilate some weeds as Brandi geeks out about farming practices.

  • Moo-phy's Law and mRNA Vaccines | Buzzard's Beat

    Gathering cattle is supposed to be a peaceful occurrence but when "Moo-phy's Law" takes over, watch out! An unexpected run-in with some trees, leads to an unexpected appointment at the doctor and that calls for a timely discussion about mRNA vaccines in livestock.

  • Cows Go to Grass + Is "Grow Your Own" Actually Helpful? | Buzzard's Beat

    Taking cows to summer grass makes a long, dreary winter worthwhile. Follow along as we take the core herd to summer pasture and as we find and doctor a few stockers, which is always entertaining! Plus, I ask a question of agriculturalists whose response to consumer inquiries is "grow your own."

  • Stocking Our Pastures with Grass Cattle | Buzzard's Beat

    The past few years we have started running a few loads of grass cattle in the summer. In this episode, on a very windy day, Hyatt, Brandi and Corey, our herdsman, gather and process the stockers. Hyatt explains the why and how behind our strategy of diversifying High Bar Cattle Company with grass...

  • Slinging Silage and Discussing Factory Farms | Buzzard's Beat

    We're still waiting on grass here in southeast Kansas, which means we're still slinging silage. In between loads, I discuss my thoughts on consumer perspectives around factory farming and how I'm addressing those perceptions in 2023.

  • Intro and Bringing Home the Cows | Buzzard's Beat

    Hello and welcome to the Buzzard's Beat channel! I'm excited for you to see what life is like here in our little corner of heaven as we raise cattle and little cowgirls. Peppered in each episode is a brief commentary on current agriculture and cattle industry issues, observations from my travels ...