In favor of meat

Just wanted to drop you a note to say I really enjoyed your Scoop editorial in the March issue of Farm Industry News on meat and its great value and nutrition [“Why Blame Meat?” page 4]. Compared to the junk most people eat and drink every day, lean meat is an outstanding source of protein and nutrition. As a longtime hog producer, I've spent a lifetime trying to reinforce this, and we've always had to battle the naysayers who think they know better. Keep up the good work.
Monty Whipple
via e-mail

You made a terrific point concerning meat! Why is it that the American public blames so much on so little? Meat is the least of the public's dietary problems. As far as cost goes, good nutritious food is the least expensive of anything we eat.
Mike Yonkovich
via e-mail

Bale cutter

I need a chain saw bar that cuts round bales of hay.
Regis Lutz
Warren, OH

You might try the Big Bale Cutter chain. Its maker says the chain is “equipped with knife-like cutter blades which slice through the hay strands.” Contact Big Bale Cutter, 510 5th Ave., Owego, NY 13827, 877/687-1244, www.bigbalecutter.com.

Manure tank

I am looking for parts for a 1,500-gal. liquid manure tank made by Hawkeye Steel.
W. Yuska
Buckingham, IA

Contact Hawkeye Steel Products, Box 2000, Houghton, IA 52631, 319/469-4141, www.hawkeyesteel.com.

Electric fencer

Where can we find a module for an International Super 100 electric fencer?
Lattin Farms LLC
Darlington, WI

Contact Zareba Systems Inc., 906 Fifth Ave. E., Ellendale, MN 56026, 507/684-3721, www.zarebasystems.com.