Recent conspiracy theories in social media posts took over newsfeeds claiming that food plants are being targeted by someone trying to harm our food supply.
Soaring heat and humidity hit northwest Kansas this week, killing thousands of cattle across the state. Final death numbers are still being reported, but some news sources put it at around 10,000 animals — and these deaths come as a particular hit to the industry after producers already reduced herds due to drought and […]
Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow’s ability to adapt to drought or heat stress. Megan Rolf, an assistant professor of animal breeding and genetics, says the cattle industry has sparse information on how much water individual cattle […]
With warmer temperatures on the horizon, heat stress is almost inevitable, but some management practices can be implemented to help animals better cope with a hot spell. Heat stress occurs when the animal’s ability to self-regulate and lower core body temperature is overwhelmed and the animal’s performance and/or health is compromised. Signs include bunching in […]
Livestock producers with smaller size herds will be able to keep their cattle cooler more affordably this summer with the newest mobile shade model, the SH500, from the Shade Haven company. The Viroqua, Wisconsin company is the world’s leader in innovative mobile shade structures for agricultural and commercial applications. The Shade Haven company first introduced […]
A morning stroll might just be what a vet will order now for a herd in heat stress. A Kansas State University faculty and student team have built a circular exercise device with moving panels that gently keep dairy cattle on a walking routine, and the results so far have been pretty cool. “We are […]