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  • Unit? Another linguistic trick for turning a sentient being into a spoke in the profit machine.

    January 20, 2009

  • "Beef: Its What's For Dinner", or so proclaim the signs posted on the large cattle farms in the rural legacy ranches and beef producers' spreads where I reside. Cow-calf units are pregnant heifers sold at auction that will birth in the springtime and provide new calves for the beef producer to raise and market later for a profit. In the western U.S. I heard them called "springers" or "spring cows".

    January 20, 2009