MU Extension project helps 93-year-old farmer – Houston Herald

Farmers like 93-year-old Harry Keutzer don’t quit just because their body parts slow down.

His hens, cows and pets depend on him. So do customers at the Kansas City-area farmers markets where he sells produce, eggs and hand-loomed rugs.

The Missouri AgrAbility Project, through University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, provides aging farmers with information, referrals and a variety of resources to keep working.

Lincoln University Extension farm and AgrAbility outreach worker Susan Jaster carried out an assessment of accessibility at Keutzer’s Lafayette County farm and made recommendations on how to make the home safer and more accessible.

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MU Extension state health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said AgrAbility helps farmers with disabilities caused by age, injury or illness to keep farming. The program provides research-based information and appropriate referrals to other agencies as needed.

America’s farm population has been aging rapidly over the last 30 years. According to the USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, released in 2014, the average age of U.S. farmers is 58.3 years. There are now more farmers over 75 than between the ages of 35 and 44, Funkenbusch said.

Keutzer and his daughter-in-law, Stacy, grew 3,000 tomato plants in a high tunnel last year. They also planted a three-acre garden and put in a large plot of potatoes on a neighbor’s garden spot. Stacy picks all of the produce and Harry sorts it. Both wash and pack it.

Mobility is a challenge. When it rains, Keutzer has to stay inside and can’t work. But Keutzer’s energy level and stamina during the three-hour farm assessment surprised Jaster.

“He has the energy and deserves to be able to carry on his active life,” she said.

AgrAbility recommended a different type of scooter to reduce fatigue and help him maneuver around the farm over muddy and rough ground. The program also recommended a hydraulic lift to move pallets from the ground to make it easier to load produce onto the enclosed truck the Keutzers take to farmers markets.

Harry’s weathered hands are rarely idle and his mind remains active with farmer ingenuity. He finds it increasingly difficult to plant, so he and his son, Virgil, built a transplanter for their small tractor. It plants and waters the plant plug and lays weed-barrier plastic.

He uses his scooter to check on 100 chickens and takes buckets of water to livestock. He milks a three-teated cow that provides milk for two calves and a gallon a day for milk, butter, homemade ice cream and tapioca for the Keutzers.

He still enjoys cutting wood. He makes wine and helps his daughter-in-law cut fabric strips to make into loomed rugs. In October, he assisted a calving cow with a difficult birth.

Keutzer grew up working with his brothers on his father’s 500-acre farm at Creighton, Mo. He was so small when he started milking cows that his father had a special milking stool made for him.

He went to a country school until eighth grade. He said boys carried .22-caliber single-shot rifles to school, shooting rabbits and squirrels along the way to feed their families. And all boys had a two-bladed pocketknife, he says, to skin wild game and play “mumblepeg” at recess.

After school each day, he listened to 15 minutes of the Tom Mix cowboy show on the radio before starting chores. The radio wasn’t turned on again until 9:30 p.m., when the family listened to “Amos ’n’ Andy” and the news.

He farmed with a team of horses before buying his first tractor, a Farmall F-20. In 1942, Harry bought his second tractor, an Allis-Chalmers WC, at auction for $870.

He and other farmers anxiously awaited electrification through REA. On Jan. 7, 1945, he and his wife, Johnnie, celebrated her birthday in nearby Clinton. They returned home to a house lit with electricity, and their new Montgomery Ward refrigerator was plugged in and running.

He, his wife and a hired hand traveled the area baling hay from spring to fall. His wife drove the tractor as he put the 8 ½-foot wires into the baler. The hired hand tied the bales. It was hard work, but Keutzer and his wife made enough money to buy a new Kaiser automobile with cash.

In 1952, the Keutzers moved to southern Minnesota, where his uncles lived. He rented 320 acres on shares and was one of the first to plant soybean. Corn was selling for $1.25 a bushel under a government price-protection system.

Times were different then, Harry recalls. Farm implement dealers and oil companies helped young farmers get started by extending credit until crops were sold. He bought a four-row cultivator, planter, disk, a new corn picker and two new tractors – a John Deere 720 diesel and an IH Farmall 400 – on credit.

He and Johnnie also opened their home to 50 foster children during their time in Minnesota. The dinner table was often set for more than 20. He taught the children the value of rural life, hard work and being self-sufficient.

In 1959, his father quit farming and he returned to Missouri. Harry rented the farm next to his father’s and had 1,000 acres of South Grand River bottomland.

They farmed the home place until 1972, when Truman Reservoir took much of their land. They sold out and returned to Minnesota to a 45-head dairy farm.

His son met Stacy and married. She wasn’t a farm girl but quickly learned how to care for 45 bucket calves. They farmed there until Harry’s wife died, then moved to Iowa. He worked until he was 81 as a night watchman for Spee-Dee Delivery Services before moving to Napoleon.

Keutzer’s farming practices and lifestyle evolved as times and technology changed. He keeps current with technology by following farm auctions and news online.

Just as he learned to incorporate new farming methods throughout his life, he has learned to adjust as a farming nonagenarian.

AgrAbility gives him the resources to continue doing what he loves to do-provide food to feed America.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency of USDA, administers the AgrAbility Project.

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Israel exporting more dairy products – Arutz Sheva

An analysis by the Israel Export Institute's Economy Department showed that Israel's export of dairy products in 2017 rose 21% from that of 2016, bringing in a total of $21 million.

Most of the exports were to the European Union (EU).

This trend continued in the first quarter of 2018, with January-March 2018 showing a 10% increase in dairy exports in comparison to the same period the previous year. During those three months, dairy exports brought $5.6 million to the Israeli economy.

Most of the increase was thanks to 29% increase in the export of dairy products to North America. While exports to the continent decreased in 2015-2016, they began to recover starting in 2017. However, during the period between 2011-2015, dairy exports brought in an average of $28 million annually.

In 2017, Israel's exports to North America grew 51%, while exports to the EU grew 29% and those to Asia grew 15%. North American exports brought in $10.6 million, for a rise of 4.5% from 2016, while those to the EU brought in $6 million. Exports to Asia rose 12%, bringing in $3 million.

The first quarter of 2018 saw 62% of exports shipped to North America, bringing in a total of $3.5 million. Exports to the EU comprised 38% of the total, and brought in $1.6 million, while those to Asia brought in $300,000 – a drop of 64% when compared to the same period in 2017.

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Workers rescue cow stuck in mud in Wentzville – fox2now.com

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WENTZVILLE, MO – Firefighters were able to save a cow stuck in a muddy pond at a farm on Buckner Road near the area of Highway Z and N at around 9:00am Wednesday.  They were on the scene for about an hour.  The animal appears to have been stuck for several hours before rescue workers arrived.

A backhoe provided by a neighbor filled in the mud puddle the cow was stuck in after the rescue.  The animal does not appear to have suffered any injuries during the incident.  She immediately went over to a nearby field to munch on some grass after the rescue.

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PETA Asks to Put Cow Statue Near Mother's Statue in Ashland … – wnep.com

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ASHLAND, Pa. — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it sent a letter to Ashland’s mayor asking if the organization could put a statue of a cow near the borough’s famous Mother’s Statue.

PETA representatives said they sent the letter to Ashland’s mayor last week before Mother’s Day. Their hope was to get the borough to help them honor all mothers, including non-human ones. The inscription on the proposed statue would say, “Respect and honor all mothers. Go vegan.”

The people Newswatch 16 spoke with are not in favor of a cow statue in the borough.

“I don’t like it,” Teresa Harbist of Ashland said. “A cow next to the Mother’s Statue? No. That’s degrading. I can’t believe it. Whose idea was that?”

In 1938, the Mother’s Statue was placed in the borough by the Ashland Boys Association. The organization formed after many coal miners in the area lost their jobs in the late 1800s. The statue symbolizes all of those workers returning home to Ashland. The Mother’s Statue has been important to Ashland since it was put up 80 years ago, which leaves many people in the borough wondering why anyone would want to put a cow statue next to it.

“I think it would be better somewhere else,” Amber Jeglosky of Ashland said. “I just don’t know where.”

Newswatch 16 spoke to a representative from PETA who said the organization wants the cow statue to be placed near the Mother’s Statue to honor all mothers, including non-human ones. PETA wants to spread awareness for mother cows, which PETA believes are abused in the dairy industry.

Still, the idea does not sit well with people in Ashland.

“(The statue) has nothing to do with cows and vegans,” an Ashland resident said. “So, I would put the statue somewhere else.”

Ashland’s borough manager said he did not receive a copy of the letter but did review the post on PETA’s website. He declined to comment further on the statue or the letter.

PETA said it won’t place a statue at the Mother’s Memorial unless it has permission to do so.

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Cow disease may be in every region: Damien O'Connor – New Zealand Herald

Cow disease Mycoplasma bovis could be in every region of the country, warns Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

“There is not a region that is free from this, given the movement of animals which is part of the normal New Zealand farming system,” O’Connor told the Herald.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today said that the disease had been confirmed at a Waikato farm.

“It’s the sad reality that there will be other farms come back as infected as we continually test properties that are identified as being at risk,” O’Connor said.

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Animals that had been moved to other regions, such as north of Auckland, were being tracked, he said.

“It is possible, and indeed likely, that they will come back as infected herds as those animals have spread the disease.”

O’Connor said a decision would be made in the next two weeks on whether to halt slaughtering cows in a bid to eradicate the disease.

“It will be a decision we’ll be making, with industry, as to what extent is it possible to contain and eradicate or indeed has it gone too far.”

He said all infections so far had been linked back to the original infected properties.

“If we can identify all those movements, eventually we can wind that back. “

Tirau farmer and veterinarian Ian Scott said he would be disappointed if the Government moved towards a containment option and gave up on eradication.

“These animals that are now being identified as being positive … as long as those farms have connections back to the original source properties then this is a normal part of a disease eradication process. From my point of view, I’d be disappointed if everyone throws their hands up in the air and says, ‘It’s all too hard’,” Scott said.

Federated Farmers national dairy chairman Chris Lewis said most farmers “still want to eradicate it but the timeline has changed a little bit”.

“To eradicate it we need a good plan in place and we also need the backing of MPI, but also the backing of the industry group to make this happen, and most importantly the backing of the farmers.”

MPI's biosecurity business unit, Biosecurity New Zealand, has confirmed that a farm in the Cambridge area has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis.
MPI’s biosecurity business unit, Biosecurity New Zealand, has confirmed that a farm in the Cambridge area has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters the Government was trying to manage the issue.

“But I have to say, from all of the evidence I’ve seen, [it] seems to be a direct consequence of poor systems, processes and biosecurity investment. And we are having to now deal with that.”

Ardern said she believed the full scale of the problem had not yet been seen.

“But we are working very closely with industry to make sure we have a full and adequate response.”

Biosecurity New Zealand’s response director Geoff Gwyn said it was disappointing to find the disease in another of New Zealand’s key dairying regions.

“It was, however, not a huge surprise given the sheer number of farms we are uncovering that have received cows and calves from affected farms,” Gwyn said.

“It’s a reality of New Zealand’s farming system that large numbers of animals are sold and moved across big distances. This response is serving to underline just how much movement takes place and it is this, coupled with poor record-keeping through NAIT [national animal identification and tracing] that is making our job very challenging.”

O’Connor has said changes will be made to the Nait system.

National MP Tim van der Molen said a lack of communication on the issue had left farmers feeling unsupported and fearful for the future.

“It is important for farmers across the Waikato region to be aware that it has reached our community, so they need to put precautions in place – I’d encourage them to contact MPI immediately for guidance on procedures and protocols.”

The Waikato result takes the number of infected properties across the country to 39.

A cull of 22,000 cows is currently under way, with 11,000 animals already destroyed.

O’Connor said last week that farmers should ensure any compensation claims they made were accurate to speed up the process. MPI and Dairy NZ had boosted the number of people working directly with farmers to help.

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2018 Limousin National Show has Yanco breeder bring home a champion – The Irrigator

A BLACK and polled heifer stamped with “donor potential’’ stormed through the classes to overpower the bulls for the title of supreme exhibit at the 2018 Limousin National Show.

Held at Wodonga on May 3, the National Show drew 32 vendors from four Australian states with 103 entries.

Over judge Donna Robson and associate judge Kate Loudon could not go past the heifer, Progress Midnight Dreams M14, for their supreme exhibit.

The Progress Keep Dreaming K11 daughter was exhibited by Yanco’s Peter Kylstra to junior and grand champion female, and supreme exhibit.

Out of Progress Noble Empress, the 19-month-old heifer was AIed to Wulf’s Xcelcior for a September calving. Mrs Robson admired the heifer for her extra length, capacity, width and dimension.

“She is super sound, long and a very complete package,’’ she said. “She will grow into an excellent cow and has donor potential written on her.’’

The sashing of the grand champion female turned into a shoot out between Progress entries with the senior champion female, Progress Keep the Magic K8, impressing the judge with her length, exceptional udder quality, and great job on her calf. Sired by Summit Noble Magic, the apricot polled, three-year-old cow had a seven-month-old heifer calf, Progress Legends Magic, and was AIed to Myers Master Court.

Mr Kylstra was happy with a win. “I have raised and managed 42 of her ancestors and can trace her pedigree back to the foundation cows bought in 1984,’’ he said. “It is rewarding to see what I have is still competitive.’’

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A cow with better body condition has stronger calving process – Victoria Advocate

Body condition scoring refers to evaluating the amount of body fat in a cow (or any other animal).

Under normal grazing conditions, cows carrying more body fat are more efficient because they are more adapted to their environment. Cows (and bulls) that are more adapted to their environment are more fertile and productive.

The value of body condition scoring has been known since at least the early 1960s when Dr. J. N. Wiltbank reported that cows in better body condition, or that were increasing body condition, had a greater chance of getting bred, maintaining the pregnancy, and getting rebred earlier after calving.

Early body condition scores were simply thin, average and fat. These visually estimated the amount of fat covering the backbone, ribs, and hooks and pin bones. Later the scores were given a range of numbers from 1 (emaciated, very thin) to 9 (obese, very fat) with a score of 5 being average.

Dairy producers and Australians use a similar score but the range is 1 (emaciated) to 5 (obese) and 2.5 is average, but both evaluate condition in the same manner.

Unless cows have been deprived of forage or feed for an extended time or have been sick or are very old, few are scored 1 or 2. These scores indicate a total loss of external fat cover and even severe muscle loss. Most of the bones are easily noticeable. Allowing cows to become or remain in these condition scores is considered inhumane.

A BCS 3 cow’s backbone is easily noticed as are all her ribs. Cows are considered BCS 4 if their backbone has some fat cover and their fore ribs are covered. A BCS 5 has all ribs covered and hooks (hipbones) and pins (tailbones) are rounded.

If a cow’s ribs are covered and the area between her hooks and pins is filling in with fat, the cow is BCS 6.

A BCS 7 has a rounded appearance from her hooks to pins (with all other bones well covered).

Cow’s fatter than BCS 7 are obviously quite fat. BCS of 8 or 9 are unnecessary as there is no advantage for this additional fat and in fact could create problems at calving.

Ideally, a cow should calve in BCS 5 and a heifer as a 6. Typically, a whole BCS is lost at calving. Cows and heifers should be evaluated for BCS 60-90 days prior to calving to allow time to gradually increase it prior to calving. Once a cow or heifer calves and begins to milk, it is nearly impossible to increase condition; however, it is better to try late than never. Evaluate BCS for the entire herd but treat individuals by supplementing.

Females that calve in better BCS (up to and including a 7) tend to be easier calving (less stress, especially heifers), have more vigorous calves, produce a higher quality and quantity of colostrum and milk, go through reinvolution of the reproductive tract more quickly, and come into estrus (heat) earlier and breed earlier. This leads to calves born earlier in the season, which will weigh heavier at weaning and be worth more.

There are a number of publications on body condition scoring at the Texas A&M AgriLife Animal Science Extension website beef.tamu.edu

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Short-covering Boosts CME Live Cattle Futures; Hogs Higher – Drovers Magazine

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Thursday after short-covering and fund buying reversed the previous session’s losses, said traders.

In a trading strategy known as bull spreads, traders bought June and simultaneously sold deferred months, stirred by firmer wholesale beef values and future’s discount to expected cash prices this week.

June live cattle closed 1.850 cents per pound higher at 107.525 cents, and above the 10-day moving average of 106.125 cents. August ended 0.925 cent higher at 104.300 cents.

Packer bids for slaughter-ready, or cash, cattle in the U.S. Plains were $119 to $122 per cwt against up to $128 asking prices. On Wednesday, a small number of cash cattle in Nebraska brought $119 to $121.

Last week’s overall cash cattle trade in the Plains was $118 to $128 per cwt.

Bullish futures investors were encouraged by the resumption of higher wholesale beef prices amid spring grilling and ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Lighter weekly cattle weights suggest feedlots are actively moving animals to market on schedule, or current, to avoid them backing up amid forecasts for increased supplies ahead, they said.

“Our cattle are extremely current. So we’re holding out for steady-or-better prices than last week,” a Plains feedlot source said.

Technical buying and higher live cattle futures rallied CME’s feeder cattle contracts.

May closed 1.450 cents per pound higher at 138.600 cents. 

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Firmer cash and wholesale pork prices and short-covering landed most CME lean hogs months in bullish trading territory, traders said.

Some investors bought deferred months and sold May ahead of its expiration on Monday, they added. CME May closed 0.450 cent per pound lower at 65.475 cents. Most actively traded June ended up 0.750 cent at 77.325 cents. July closed 0.475 cent higher at 78.075 cents, and above the 20-day moving average of 77.825. A few packers have enough hogs for the rest of the week, but others need hogs for next week while taking advantage of their profitable margins and improved pork demand, a trader said.

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Marlowe Is Opening a Cow Hollow Outpost This Fall – Eater SF

Big Night Restaurant Group, owned by Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas, is expanding its stable of restaurants with the addition of Cow Marlowe, located in — you guessed it — Cow Hollow. The group’s other restaurants include Marlowe, Petit Marlowe, Leo’s Oyster Bar, Park Tavern, the Cavalier, and Marianne’s, all of which are known for stylish, lively atmospheres.

The punnily named restaurant will be an extension of the ever-popular original Marlowe in SoMa, making a new life for itself in the former location of now-closed Eastside West at 3145 Fillmore St. The former rowdy nightlife destination will become a sleek, more grown-up affair with many of Marlowe’s bistro-style details, and nods to chef Jennifer Puccio’s signature Marlowe dishes (hopefully including that burger). The chef is also planning dishes specific to the neighborhood, only available at Cow Hollow.

When it opens in September, the addition will add to Cow Hollow’s growing reputation as a chic dining destination, taking into account the recent opening of Bar Crenn, and impending opening of NYC’s obsessively beloved Shake Shake. It’s also very close to Balboa Cafe, a neighborhood staple for Chardonnay and brunch, and a place that James Nicholas says is close to his heart.

“We are so excited to bring the Marlowe concept to Cow Hollow, a neighborhood my family has been frequenting for generations,” said Nicholas in a release. “I was a regular at Balboa Cafe, as was my father and my grandfather before him, and I’m sure our son, Leo, will be too.”

Stay tuned for more details on Cow Marlowe as they become available.

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Farms under question with cow disease Mycoplasma bovis explode to exceed MPI estimates – Stuff.co.nz

National's Nathan Guy has doubts about whether Mycoplasma bovis can be eradicated

Ministry officials are scrambling to update estimates of farms infected with a cow disease after property numbers under question exploded in the last week from 129 to 299 farms.

Two further farms were confirmed in the last day with Mycoplasma bovis, in Oamaru and Southland, bringing the total to 38. This is on top of  a sheep and beef farm near Cheviot in North Canterbury added to the list on Wednesday after the disease was found to be detected in the region for the first time.

However, its seems property numbers “of interest” have jumped including those under controls restricting the movement of any risk goods, including animals, on or off the property.

Framers are worried that farms with cow disease Mycoplasma bovis are increasing.

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Framers are worried that farms with cow disease Mycoplasma bovis are increasing.

National’s Primary Industries spokesman Nathan Guy said he had doubts about whether the disease could be eradicated “but it will be up to the science”.

READ MORE: Cattle disease Mycoplasma found on North Canterbury farm

He criticised the response for being too slow. “Compensation has been too slow, farmers are really starting to hurt and the banks are circling,” Guy said.

Tracking of the cattle disease showed that more farms than previously expected were likely to be affected, said Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “While we always expected to find more properties, officials tell me that the numbers will likely exceed their earlier modelling. That modelling work is continuing and we will have a clearer picture in the next couple of weeks.”

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) officials told a Parliamentary select committee on Thursday the disease was likely to have been in New Zealand since December 2015. 

However it was not officially detected through testing until July 21 last year on a South Canterbury farm belonging to Aad and Wilma va Leeuwen. 

Head of Biosecurity NZ Roger Smith said the last week had changed everything in relation to the disease because of the jump in farm numbers under question.


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“We are still identifying farms and getting closer to making a decision about eradication.”

In the meantime MPI was still working through compensation payments to farmers. Director of response Geoff Gwyn said the time it took to prepare a compensation application varied from 48 hours through to as much as four months.

Much depended on the accuracy of the records kept by farmers.

O’Connor said tests so far showed all of the infected properties were connected in some way.

This indicated that there were no fresh incursions from other sources.

“The tracing of Mycoplasma bovis is made harder by the poor use of the national animal tracing system (Nait),” said O’Connor. “We could have tracked this more quickly if the system had been used properly. The previous Government’s inaction, lack of enforcement and promotion of Nait has created major issues for hunting down Mycoplasma bovis.

“We will make changes to the Nait system.”

A cull of 22,000 cows is  underway, with nearly half of the animals already destroyed.

“That cull is necessary to reduce the disease’s spread through the national herd. I know farmers whose properties are under control restrictions face a difficult time,” said O’Connor.

“I’m working hard to ensure the Government and sector make the best possible decision with the best possible information regarding Mycoplasma bovis. I expect that decision will come in the next few weeks.”

“Farmers should ensure any compensation claims they make related to Mycoplasma bovis are accurate, as it makes the process quicker. MPI and Dairy NZ have boosted the number of people working directly with farmers to assist in that process.

“As of close of play Wednesday May 9, 38 farms were active infected places and another 40 were under Restricted Place Notice (i.e. considered highly likely to become infected). Nearly 1700 properties are of interest because of risk events such as animal movements, the supply of milk for animal feed or because they are adjacent to infected properties,” O’Connor said.


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