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Clean labels, dairy alternatives changing the dairy market globally, Cargill reports at IFT 2018 – Nutritional Outlook

The dairy market continues to shift as consumers worldwide seek non-dairy products and clean-label alternatives. These are the conclusions of a market survey that Cargill (Minneapolis) conducted in 5200 grocery shoppers in 13 countries in order to understand which consumer preferences are driving dairy/non-dairy purchases as well as how these preferences differ by region.

These latest findings are part of Cargill’s ongoing efforts to shed light on purchase drivers in the dairy and dairy alternatives markets. In March, the company shared insights from an earlier survey that found that 50% of U.S. respondents consume both dairy and non-dairy products.

This July, at the Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, the company shared additional findings from the survey, which again come from polling consumers on their purchasing behaviors regarding yogurt, flavored milk, ice cream, and dairy alternatives.

Clean Label Huge Driver

In the current survey, Cargill found a growing number of consumers seeking clean-label products and also identified where, globally, clean-label demands are strongest.

The countries with the highest number of clean-label seekers were Indonesia and China (north of 70%), followed by Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, France, Argentina, and Denmark. Some might be surprised to find that the U.S. fell lower on the list at 40%, followed by Germany and the UK. Finally, Japan seems to have the smallest number of clean-label seekers, with just 30% of survey respondents saying they’re looking for clean-label products.

Mark Fahlin, business development, marketing, for the sweeteners, starches, and texturizers division at Cargill, helped unpack some of the findings. “It was a bit surprising to see China and Indonesia at the very top of the list relative to all the other respondents. We have a hypothesis that in China and Indonesia, the melamine scares that happened a decade ago in China had a lingering impact on trust of the dairy industry,” he told Nutritional Outlook at IFT. At the other end of the spectrum, he said, a country like Japan “may have quite a bit of trust in what’s on the label.”

As for the U.S.? “To be honest, I would have thought the U.S. would have been higher than some of these markets, but it’s perhaps just within the last five to 10 years that the U.S. has really started to ramp up its interest in what’s in my food, what’s on my label,” Fahlin said.

Dairy versus Non-Dairy

Consumer preferences for dairy and dairy alternatives differ by region.

In the U.S. and Europe, Cargill’s survey reflects significant declines in dairy sales and fluid milk consumption in 2000-2016. However, some of that ground is being made up by non-dairy. The U.S., for instance, saw triple-digit growth in consumption of dairy alternatives over that same time frame, and Europe also saw dairy alternatives on the rise. Cargill also notes that many European consumers, like U.S. consumers, are consuming both dairy and dairy alternatives.

Meanwhile, respondents in Asia-Pacific indicated a higher preference for dairy alternatives compared to other regions, with Cargill pegging this market as ripe for additional growth in both dairy and non-dairy.

In Latin America, which Cargill calls one of the fastest-growing dairy markets, a slightly higher percentage of consumers still prefers the taste of real dairy products over dairy alternatives. Cargill also reports that consumers in this market are still spending less than half on dairy products compared to North America and Europe, indicating some opportunity for growth.

Taste Is King

Finally, U.S. consumers surveyed said great taste is the primary driver of all dairy and non-dairy purchases, followed by healthy ingredients, nutritional value, quality of ingredients, appealing texture, and label-friendly ingredients.

Consumers are also seeking pleasing textures, as well as sugar reduction, in their dairy and dairy alternatives. At IFT, Cargill highlighted specific ingredients in its portfolio that can help, including zero-calorie sweeteners, custom texturizing system, hydrocolloids, starches, and plant proteins.

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'Cow Wells And Cow Bells' | Circle Round 38 – WBUR

You know the story of Pinocchio?

A wooden puppet comes to life. And every time he doesn’t tell the truth… his nose gets longer and longer.

Telling lies may not actually make our noses grow. But they can lead to other not-so-nice things… like hurting another person.

And as we’ll hear in today’s story, when a greedy merchant tells a whopper of a lie? He learns a very important lesson.

Today our tale is called, “Cow Wells and Cow Bells.” Versions of this folktale come from Ethiopia and Eritrea, in East Africa.

Some really great people came together to bring you our story, including Billy Porter, and Joshua Boone. Joshua just finished an acclaimed run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and you can also find him on the Netflix series, “Seven Seconds.” You might recognize Tony-Award winner Billy Porter from “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, and the FX series, “Pose.” Other talented voices featured in this episode include: Delores King Williams, Lynette Rathnam, Jacob Yeh, and Richard Epstein. This story was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir and edited by Executive Producer Jessica Alpert. Original music and sound design by Eric Shimelonis. Art by Sabina Hahn.  Circle Round’s interns are Louisa Judge and Hannah Levine.


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Pretend you’re the mayor of the Farmer and Merchant’s town. Can you come up with another creative way for the Farmer to get his camels and grain back and for the Merchant to learn a lesson about what can happen when you let greed get the better of you?

Think about it, then pick some friends or family members to play the Farmer and Merchant. Next, act out a scene where you — the wise Mayor — make everything right again.


Musical Spotlight: The Mbira

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The mbira is an African instrument consisting of a small wooden board, with a bunch of thin metal pieces attached to the top. The pieces are all of different sizes and different notes. You hold the wooden board in your hands and then pluck the metal pieces with your thumbs. Experts say the mbira goes back 3,000 years. Only back then the keys weren’t made of metal; they were made of wood or bamboo. We chose the mbira for this story because of its African origins, and because its pure, clear tones almost sound like drops of water as they plunk, plunk, plunk down the inside of a well!

To learn more about the mbira, you can hear composer Eric Shimelonis talk all about it in “What Am I Hearing?”: our special music episode of Circle Round.


Story Transcript

NARRATOR: There once lived a successful merchant. The one thing the merchant cared for more than anything in the world wasn’t family… or friends… or having healthy food to eat and fresh water to drink.

No.

The one thing the merchant cared for most… was money.

No matter how many bright, shiny coins he brought home from the market each day, it was never enough! He was always looking for new ways to make his coin purse jingle.

One hot, summer afternoon, the merchant decided to take a different route home from the marketplace. Instead of walking down the big, bustling avenues of the city, he wound his way through little side streets.

While meandering down an especially quiet road, he heard… a strange sound. It was coming from… an old, abandoned well!

[young cow mooing in bottom of well]

MERCHANT: Is that – is that… a cow?!?

NARRATOR: The merchant sprinted to the dried-up well and peered inside. Sure enough… sitting in the bucket at the bottom of the well… what did he see but a cute little cow!

MERCHANT: Well, whuddya know! He must have fallen in while searching for a drink! Hey… I’ll bet I can fetch a pretty penny for this little fella.

NARRATOR: So the merchant began tugging the well’s rope to bring up the bucket… and the cow.

He’d pulled the cow nearly all the way out of the well when he felt a tap on his shoulder.

FARMER: Excuse me, sir! Sir?

NARRATOR: The merchant turned around and saw… a farmer.

The farmer was leading three camels, each one loaded with sacks of grain. All of the camels were white as a calla lily.

FARMER: Hi there! Listen, may I have a drink of water from your well? It’s such a hot day and my camels and I are parched!.

NARRATOR: The merchant eyed the three camels. It wasn’t every day you saw a white camel – and with such strong legs! And those bags bursting with precious grain? They were mighty enticing, too.

Suddenly, the merchant had an idea.

MERCHANT: I’m so sorry, man. I wish I could give you a drink… but I’m afraid this isn’t a water well.

NARRATOR: The farmer was intrigued.

FARMER: What kind of well is it, then?

NARRATOR: The merchant smiled.

MERCHANT: Why, it’s a cow well, of course!

FARMER: A cow well?!?

MERCHANT: Yes! Every night I take a cowbell and drop it into the well. Then the next morning, voila! There’s a cow, just waiting to be taken out. See…?

NARRATOR: The merchant motioned to the young cow in the bucket. The farmers eyes widened.

FARMER: (totally buying it) Wow! I’ve never heard of a cow well before!

MERCHANT: That’s because they’re very rare!

NARRATOR: The farmer thought for a moment.

FARMER: You know, I’ve been trying to raise cattle on my farm. My family and I have chickens, a couple of donkeys… and these white camels, of course. But our two cows haven’t given us one new calf. Not a one!

MERCHANT: (laying it on thick) Ah! Then this well would be perfect for you! I tell you what: as a merchant, I am all about making my customers happy. So… name your price.

NARRATOR: The farmer was surprised.

FARMER: Oh! The cow well is for sale…? Well… I’m not a rich man… but I’ll pay you three bags of grain for it.

NARRATOR: The merchant scoffed.

MERCHANT: Three bags of grain? That wouldn’t pay for many cows! Think about it: this well gives you a brand new cow every day! That’s 365 cows a year!

NARRATOR: The farmer shrugged.

FARMER: Six bags?

MERCHANT: Nope.

FARMER: Twelve?

MERCHANT: Nuh-uh.

FARMER: Twenty-four bags! That’s all the bags my camels are carrying!

NARRATOR: The merchant arched his eyebrows.

MERCHANT: Tell you what: I’ll take your twenty-four bags… if you throw in the camels, too.

NARRATOR: The farmer took a deep breath. Then he threw out his arms and gave the merchant a hug.

FARMER: It’s a deal! Thank you, good man! This cow well is going to change my life. May nothing but good fortune come your way!

NARRATOR: The merchant smiled.

MERCHANT: (under his breath) Looks like it already has!

NARRATOR: The merchant pulled the cow out of the well and gave it to the farmer. Then the merchant collected the twenty-four bags of grain… grabbed the reins of his new white camels… and began to head home.

He hadn’t taken more than three steps when he heard the farmer call out.

FARMER: Hey! Before you go… I never asked your name! What is it?

NARRATOR: The merchant’s mind raced.

MERCHANT: My name? Well… I should tell you, it’s rather uncommon. People call me… Where-I-Should-Dance. Farewell, friend. Enjoy the well!

NARRATOR: That night, the farmer did as the merchant instructed. He dropped a cowbell into the well…

FARMER: Here goes…!

NARRATOR: …and scurried back to his farm.

When the sun rose the next morning, he rushed back to the well and looked inside.

FARMER: Hey! Wait a minute! I don’t see any cow! Just the same cow bell I dropped in last night!  Hmmm. Maybe I didn’t throw it in hard enough. I’ll try again tonight.

NARRATOR: So, he did. Every night for a week he dropped a cowbell into the well… but no cow appeared.

At last the farmer realized… he’d been duped.

FARMER: Ohhh, that Where-I-Should-Dance! He’s cheated me out of my grain… and my three white camels!

NARRATOR: Without missing a beat, the farmer ran straight to the marketplace, to track down the trickster.

[theme music in]

Will the farmer will find the greedy merchant?

We’ll find out… after a quick break.

[theme music out]

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NARRATOR: I’m Rebecca Sheir; welcome back to Circle Round. Today our story is called “Cow Wells and Cow Bells.”

[theme music out]

When we left off, a farmer realized he’d been tricked by a greedy merchant. The merchant told the farmer he could buy a magic well that produced cows. In exchange, the farmer gave the merchant twenty-four bags of grain, and three white camels.

The merchant had told the farmer his name was “Where-I-Should-Dance.” So the farmer raced to the marketplace to find him.

Running from kiosk to kiosk, he asked the vendors:

FARMER: Hey! Does anyone know Where-I-Should-Dance?

NARRATOR: …and they’d answer:

VENDOR 1: You want to know ‘where you should dance’?

VENDOR 2: How about right here?

VENDOR 3: We love dancing!

NARRATOR: Next thing the farmer knew, everyone at the marketplace was singing and clapping and urging him to dance.

FARMER: (above the ruckus) No, no, you don’t understand! I don’t want to dance! I want to see if anyone knows Where-I-Should-Dance?

VENDOR 2: Like we said: dance right here, friend!

VENDOR 3: We’ll all join in!

NARRATOR: By now, an impromptu dance party had busted out, right there in the street. The farmer tried breaking away, but it was no use; people were whirling, twirling and shimmying all around him. He could barely move!

Then… suddenly:

MAYOR: What is going on here!

NARRATOR: The dancing came to a halt as the mayor of the city stepped forward.

MAYOR: What is this nonsense? Why is everyone dancing in the street?

VENDOR 1: It’s simple, Madam Mayor!

VENDOR 3: This fellow came by…

VENDOR 2: …asking ‘where he should dance’…

VENDOR 1: …and we told him he should dance right here!

NARRATOR: The mayor narrowed her eyes at the farmer.

MAYOR: Young man. Is this true?

FARMER: It is, Madam Mayor.

NARRATOR: …and… sheepishly… he told her the whole story. How he’d been tricked into buying the “cow well” from a merchant who said his name was, “Where-I-Should-Dance.”

FARMER: … and now, I’m left with this useless, dry well, while the merchant roams free with my twenty-four bags of grain, and my three white camels!

NARRATOR: The Mayor’s eyes lit up.

MAYOR: Three white camels, you say? White camels aren’t very common, are they?

FARMER: No. Mine were a wedding gift from my parents.

MAYOR: (almost as if scratching her chin) Interesting… Because just last week, I was in the town hall, looking out the window, when what did I see but three white camels walking down the street! They were loaded with bags, and being led by a man. I ran out to ask him where he got the camels. He told me they were for sale: (imitating the merchant) “If anyone wants to buy them, I live in the big red house at the edge of town. Come visit any time!” he said.  Today, he’ll get that visit.

NARRATOR: The mayor scribbled something on a piece of paper and handed it to one of the vendors.

MAYOR: Take this note to the merchant in the red house. Tell him it’s from the mayor.

NARRATOR: When the vendor reached the big red house, she handed the paper to the merchant. He began to read.

MERCHANT: (unfolding, then slowly reading the note out loud) “There is a man waiting for you at the Mayor’s office. His name is What-I-Should-Do, and he wants to know about the camels. The mayor wishes you to come at once.” Ha ha! The mayor wishes to see me! Maybe today’s the day I’ll sell those three white camels. Oooooh… I’m going to make a fortune!

NARRATOR: The merchant put on his best coat, ran to the town hall, and knocked on the mayor’s door.

MAYOR: (answering door) Yes? What can I do for you?

MERCHANT: Hello, Madam Mayor. I’m here about the camels. I got a note that someone was interested…?

MAYOR:  Oh, yes! And do you have the name of the person you were supposed to see…?

MERCHANT: In fact, I do!

NARRATOR: The merchant reached into his pocket and pulled out the note.

MERCHANT: I am here to see (reading, slowly) What-I-Should-Do.

NARRATOR: The mayor’s eyes twinkled.

MAYOR: Well, it just so happens I know what you should do! You should give back the three white camels and twenty-four bags of grain you swindled from the farmer!

NARRATOR: The merchant’s cheeks turned bright red. He realized how wrong he’d been to pull a fast one on the farmer… and on everyone he’d taken advantage of through the years!

He vowed right then and there he would never again let greed get the better of him… or of anyone else.

As for the farmer, now that he had his three white camels back, he walked them to his barn… along with twenty-three bags of grain. He used the twenty-fourth to buy some new cows at the marketplace. As he led the cattle away, he heard some of the vendors shout out to him.

VENDOR 1: Hey!

VENDOR 2: It’s you again!

VENDOR 3: Dance here!

VENDOR 1: (agreeing) Yeah! Dance here!

NARRATOR: And this time, the farmer was so overjoyed about how things had turned out, that he couldn’t help but dance!

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Skybound Options Top Cow Comic 'Eclipse' For Series … – Deadline – Deadline

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has optioned Zack Kaplan’s new Top Cow comic Eclipse for series development.

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Eclipse, from creator Kaplan with art by Giovanni Tampano, is set to be available in stores Wednesday. After a solar flare drives the human population underground, daytime surface conditions are monitored by workers like David Baxter, equipped with special suits that protect them from the sun’s deadly radiation. Baxter’s solitary patrol of the empty cityscape is interrupted when he finds the scorched remains of someone left outside to burn – now, he must solve the murder himself.

Top Cow principals Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins will executive produce alongside Skybound Entertainment. Kaplan will be a co-executive producer on the project.

“Eclipse is a story that mixes post-apocalyptic and dystopian into a thrilling big world action drama, and explores the human condition while asking the question what if our life-giving sun turned on us.” said Kaplan. “It’s my first comic series, it’s a passion project, and I’m so grateful to Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins and Marc Silvestri for believing in this great comic from the start, and I’m thrilled to see it developed by the best home in the business to marry comics with TV, and that’s Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment.”

Top Cow is repped by Circle of Confusion and Harris Miller. Kaplan is repped by Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.

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Oppo R15 Pro Review: Full, in-depth review – Mobile Phones – PC … – PC World

The Pitch

As someone who found the last two entries in Oppo’s R-series a little stale, the Oppo R15 feels like a breath of fresh air. Sure, the R7, R9 and R11 have all been solid devices that have emulated some of the strengths of Apple’s iOS products without the caveat of having to buy into the company’s constrictive ecosystem.

However, when your niche is ‘As close to Apple as you can get on Android’, it doesn’t take long before you more-or-less catch up to your aspirations. With Apple’s products beginning to feel a little too by-the-numbers and predictable – so were Oppo’s.

Then came the iPhone X. Apple’s latest may have made iPhone’s exciting again, but it also made Oppo’s R11s look a little dated by comparison. Now, the R15 looks to close that gap.

Specs

Display size: 6.3-inches

Display type: Full HD+ (2280×1080)

Processor:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

Weight:  180g

Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.2 x 8 mm

Operating System: Android 8.1, “Oreo” with Color OS 5.0

Fingerprint Sensor: Yes

RAM:  6GB

Storage: 128B

Durability: IP67

Ports: Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack

SIM:  Dual SIM

Battery: 3430mAh

Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC

Rear Camera: 16-megapixel (f/1.7) + 20-megapixel (f/1.7)

Front-Facing Camera:  20-megapixel (f/2.0)

Colors:  Ruby Red, Cosmic Purple

Price:  $779

Availability: JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks and Woolworths Mobile.

Design

In terms of the overall look, Oppo’s R15 and R15 Pro hold up easily one of the most visually-arresting efforts from the brand in some time. Yes, it’s a little derivative of the iPhone X – but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad look.

In Australia, the R15 is available in Nebula Purple and Frost White. Meanwhile, the R15 Pro is only available in Ruby Red and Cosmic Purple – each with a subtle, P20 Pro-esque gradient which looks slick at first glance and fails to look any less so over time.

The R15 Pro isn’t quite edgeless but the bezels are super-thin. On the whole, it just looks like a really slick piece of tech. The newly-notched display might not win over everyone, it does feel like the small gains in screen-size do pay off in some capacity here. Unfortunately, there’s no way to hide the notch if you don’t like it – which you can do with several other notched Android devices.

While the lack of any wireless charging does feel a little conspicuous absence, the R15 Pro does still manage to hit most – if not all – the usual bases for the brand. It’s got Oppo’s VOOC fast-charging. It’s got a headphone jack. It’s even got a slightly-improved take on the face unlock feature found in the R11s. Like that device, this lets you unlock your phone by simply looking at it.

Oppo say that this version of the feature does rely on a greater number of points-of-detail than the R11s did but it still isn’t quite as secure as the 3D face-scanning found in the iPhone X or the upcoming Oppo Find X.

Oppo’s ColorOS Android also picks up several new tricks in the R15 Pro. First and foremost, the way that you navigate the OS has shifted from Android’s trademark shortcut keys to iPhone X-inspired swipes. These work well and, while there is definitely a small-adjustment period, it doesn’t take long before using them felt intuitive and fast. If you don’t like them, you can always opt for the normal Android buttons. As someone who is currently itching to mess with the analogous gesture controls coming in Android P, I was a big fan.

ColorOS also now features some almost-Bixby-inspired smart assistant features built into the software platform itself. You can swipe right and it’ll give you a feed-style interface that’ll automatically incorporate things like appointments, daily steps and deliveries. It’s nothing revolutionary but, for what it is, it’s actually executed rather well.

Performance

In terms of the performance, the Oppo R15 Pro does indeed live up to the pitch of Oppo’s most impressive device yet. That said, sans a Snapdragon 800-series processor like that found in the newly-announced Find X, it does sit a significant step below the flagship-tier competition.

In addition, if you’re one of those people who just can’t stand Oppo’s one-foot-in-iOS-one-foot-in-Android ColorOS skin, the R15 and R15 Pro aren’t going to radically change your perspective on it. This latest device sees the R15 become more mature, but it hasn’t really changed all that much.

Still, when it came to benchmarks, the the R15 Pro acquitted itself well.

Courtesy of the device’s hefty 6GB of RAM, it put up quite a fight against the rest of the mid-tier crowd but lagged behind flagships like the Galaxy S9+ and LG G7 ThinQ. Notably, the R15 Pro uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor found in the R11s – so there’s not a huge difference in performance between the two.

If you want the Oppo device with the best performance, it’s still probably going to be worth waiting for the Find X. However, for most users in the market for sub-$800 smartphone, the experience offered by the R15 Pro is probably going to be more than adequate.

Camera

There’s a similar story to be told about the R15 Pro’s camera.

Much as you’d expect, R15 Pro offers a up solid selfie-cam that most everyday users will probably end up pretty happy with while images taken with the R15 Pro’s dual-lens rear camera look crisp, colorful and rarely come up short.

In almost every situation we threw at it, the R15 Pro delivered – with the one exception being low-light, which does remains a relative-weakness for most smartphones playing in this price-range.

Like Huawei, LG, Google, Xiaomi and others, there’s also a new AI component in the mix here. The R15 Pro comes capable of detecting 120 different kinds of ‘scenes’ and – depending on what it sees in those scenes – it’ll automatically toggle itself between one of 16 camera modes designed specifically for that subject.

All up, this isn’t massively different to what some of the competition are doing but it is an appreciated inclusion that helps keep the mid-tier R15 Pro competitive.

Still, I can’t shake the feeling that, despite the addition of some sensor-integrated HDR tech, it does feel like Oppo are losing their touch on this particular front.

Compared to the groundbreaking advances that Huawei, Samsung and Google have been making in the smartphone photography space, the R15 doesn’t really seem to bring anything hugely new to the table. It’s good – and even great in certain situations – but only really within the expectations afforded to it as a mid-tier smartphone.

Battery Life

In terms of every-day battery-life, we’d easily make it through the usual 9-5 work day and often well into the evening as well. We’d still have to charge our device back to full overnight – but if we accidentally forgot to do, we’d usually still have a little bit to go on until we found a power source.

We’re talking eleven or twelve hours of average use here, though – as always – your mileage may vary. Particularly, if you watch or film a lot of video content.

There’s no wireless charging here but the R15 Pro does support Oppo’s proprietary VOOC ultra-fast charging via Micro USB, which allows you to charge up two hours of usage from just five minutes of charging.

The Bottom Line

The R15 Pro really does feel like the major step forward for Oppo that the brand has needed for a while. It feels significant and compelling ways that R11 and R11s didn’t.

The R15 Pro sees Oppo bring more of that flagship experience to the sub-$800 smartphone space than ever before to generous effect. It won’t placate tech-savvy users looking for “the best” Android smartphone out there but if you’re looking for a good Android smartphone, it’s an easy sell over a lot of the other options.

There are few compromises and caveats here, plenty of clean consolidation and lots of value.

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Police: Fireworks shot into Michigan cow pasture killing 4 calves – WDIV ClickOnDetroit


SANILAC COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan police are looking for who is responsible for shooting fireworks into a cow pasture in Sanilac County early Saturday morning.

NBC25 reports a person or persons shot fireworks into a cow pasture from a passing vehicle in a field on the 4900 block of Cumber Road at around 1 a.m. Saturday in Ubly, Michigan. 

The grass caught fire, injuring ten calf hutches and killing four calves.

If you know anything about this case, contact Deputy Todd Laming at 810-648-2000 ext. 2.

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What it takes to win: Gwen, a 6-year old cow, won Supreme Champion in 2016. Templeton's shown Gwen at the fair the last five years, and it took her a few years to make a winning showing. “She's used to the fair. She loves it. She knows when the fair is …

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High turnout for dairy cattle shows at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – KY3

Springfield, Mo.– People are showing livestock this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and dairy exhibitors are making a statement out at the barn.

This year there are a lot more dairy cattle in the barns compared to last year.

This year there’s 250 head of cattle that are being shown and that number is up 72 head compared to last year.

There are 52 different dairy exhibitors, several families, and some from out of state.

It’s a time of year where people can come together and enjoy the weekend doing what they love.

“I know the most important thing I think of is my family and having to spend time with my dairy family is the most important and having that fellowship with our cows is the best thing that I look forward to on Sunday,” exhibitor Stephanie Bos said. “I know a lot of exhibitors have worked really hard to get the numbers back up. We’ve been struggling here recently getting numbers here in the dairy barn and actually, this barn is full and we have another barn full of dairy so it’s a really good thing in our eyes that the industry isn’t dying.”

“We’ve been coming here forever and this is our start of the whole year get these cattle broke in and we’ll see where it goes from there,” owner Bobby Bruffey said.

The open show on Sunday, July 29, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. and it will go until 2 or 3 p.m. in the arena.

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