cattle http://kbia.org en Under the Microscope: Drought moves cattle, pig stem cells http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-drought-moves-cattle-pig-stem-cells <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a long time, Texas was the center of cattle country. But drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving their herds from California to Colorado and from Texas to Nebraska by the thousands. They’re seeking refuge from dry weather and, as Harvest Public Media’s Grant </span>Gerlock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, cattle producers in the Midwest are making the most of it.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 54832 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: Drought moves cattle, pig stem cells Midwest a cattle paradise as drought stretches beef country http://kbia.org/post/midwest-cattle-paradise-drought-stretches-beef-country <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving herds&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25773718/california-cattle-short-food-finding-way-colorado" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-size: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">from California to </a><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25773718/california-cattle-short-food-finding-way-colorado" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">Colorado</a>and<span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://lubbockonline.com/agriculture/2014-03-02/texas-trails-nebraska-number-cattle-feeding#.U5dGJPmwJcQ" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-size: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">from Texas to Nebraska</a><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;seeking refuge from dry weather. And cattle producers in the Midwest are making the most of it.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 54833 at http://kbia.org Midwest a cattle paradise as drought stretches beef country Mo. lawmaker convicted in escape of cattle http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmaker-convicted-escape-cattle <p>A state House member from western <font color="red">Missouri</font> has been convicted of misdemeanor animal abuse for the escape of his cattle from a pasture. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:24:08 +0000 Associated Press 42737 at http://kbia.org Missouri State University's beef now sold at specialty meat store http://kbia.org/post/missouri-state-universitys-beef-now-sold-specialty-meat-store <p>Springfield-area residents can now dine on beef raised at Missouri State University's cattle ranch.</p><p>The meat from the school's 3,300-acre working cattle ranch went on sale Friday at a specialty meats store in Springfield.</p><p>Missouri State President <a href="http://www.missouristate.edu/president/smart.htm">Clif Smart</a> says the move is intended to help students understand the retail side of animal production.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:53:03 +0000 Associated Press 38303 at http://kbia.org Missouri State University's beef now sold at specialty meat store Agriculture groups caution ranchers over potentially toxic grass http://kbia.org/post/agriculture-groups-caution-ranchers-over-potentially-toxic-grass <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Feeding cattle on grass is supposed to help the animals thrive. But Missouri’s most popular grass for feeding cattle may be doing more harm than good.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:48:52 +0000 Jake Godin 37328 at http://kbia.org Agriculture groups caution ranchers over potentially toxic grass 'Animal trespass' bill proposed http://kbia.org/post/animal-trespass-bill-proposed <p>A cattle producers' group wants Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to sign legislation relaxing potential penalties when livestock get loose.</p><p>Livestock producers currently can be charged with misdemeanor animal neglect if they fail to provide adequate care or control resulting in substantial harm to an animal.</p><p>A bill pending before the governor would apply the animal neglect charge only to inadequate care — not poor control.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:27:37 +0000 Associated Press 35940 at http://kbia.org 'Animal trespass' bill proposed How much is organic certification worth? http://kbia.org/post/how-much-organic-certification-worth <p>The organic farming industry is booming. Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its federal organic certification program in 2002, the number of organic farms has more than doubled. U.S. organic food sales have also grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $31.5 billion in 2011, according to the <u><a href="http://www.organicnewsroom.com/2012/04/us_consumerdriven_organic_mark.html">Organic Trade Association</a></u>. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:15:14 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 25527 at http://kbia.org How much is organic certification worth? Isaac rains help soybeans in Midwest http://kbia.org/post/isaac-rains-help-soybeans-midwest <p>Several days of rain brought some relief to farmers in the nation's midsection as they contend with the worst drought in the U.S. in decades.</p><p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:16:55 +0000 Associated Press 20515 at http://kbia.org Isaac rains help soybeans in Midwest Keeping cows cool: serious stuff http://kbia.org/post/keeping-cows-cool-serious-stuff <p>It&rsquo;s going to seem like this week&rsquo;s show is all about keeping cows cool, and it kind of is, but keep in mind this is a serious threat to agriculture in Missouri, and thus, the overall economy in the state. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:42:34 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17801 at http://kbia.org Keeping cows cool: serious stuff Heat stress? Now there's a cow app for that http://kbia.org/post/heat-stress-now-theres-cow-app <p>When a cow is stressed from the heat, it affects a producer&rsquo;s bottom line. The animal eats less, meaning less mass in beef cattle. For dairy farmers, the hurt comes in the form of a 10 to 20 percent loss in milk. Researchers at the University of Missouri think we can change this trend by putting information in the hands of producers. They&rsquo;ve built a tool that can detect the threat of heat stress in specific animals before it starts.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:36:44 +0000 Scott Pham 17800 at http://kbia.org Heat stress? Now there's a cow app for that Hoop barns becoming more common in Midwest http://kbia.org/post/hoop-barns-becoming-more-common-midwest <p>Crops are not the only things wilting in the sweltering summer of 2012; cattle, the largest animals, on the farm are also under stress. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:15:50 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 17797 at http://kbia.org Hoop barns becoming more common in Midwest Big trucks on small roads http://kbia.org/post/big-trucks-small-roads <p>Cattlemen in Missouri are backing a bill in the House that would increase weight limits for hauling livestock on the state&#39;s highways. But department of transportation engineers worry heavier trucks would damage already-strained rural roads.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:31:05 +0000 Jacob Fenston 7707 at http://kbia.org Big trucks on small roads