cows http://kbia.org en New Moo-Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated http://kbia.org/post/new-moo-bile-app-helps-keep-cows-cool-and-farmers-updated When it's hot and humid, you probably don't want to move much and aren't very hungry. The same goes for cows; but when they don't eat, farmers lose money.<p>Researchers at the University of Missouri think they can help avoid those losses. They've produced a <a href="http://thermalnet.missouri.edu/ThermalAid/index.html" target="_blank">new mobile app</a> that can detect the threat of heat stress in cows using nothing more than a smartphone.<p>Heat stress can persist for three days before an animal starts eating less. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:22:00 +0000 Scott Pham 18859 at http://kbia.org New Moo-Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning http://kbia.org/post/drought-puts-cows-midwest-risk-nitrate-poisoning <p>Junior Roberts&rsquo; cows near Billmore, Missouri, are lucky. The grass they&rsquo;re grazing on just tested negative for high levels of nitrate. But Roberts says he&rsquo;s not through testing his 1,400 acres, and he knows that many farmers are selling off their herds rather than pay for alternative foods for their cattle.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:34:49 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 18270 at http://kbia.org Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning