Cow wanders into neighborhood, blocks road – WCJB

ST. JOHN’S COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) — Deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office were called to a street obstruction Saturday, but it wasn’t a tree or piece of debris in the road — it was a cow!

The sheriff’s office said on Facebook a cow was spotted in the middle of the street at Pacetti Road and Meadowlark Lane. When deputies went searching for the cow, they found her in The Meadows neighborhood nibbling on some residential grass. One of the deputies, Deputy Nelson, wound up naming the cow Betsy.

“Betsy was very friendly and, after a brief discussion, agreed she would no longer run away from home,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. “A little while later, her parent (owner) came along and escorted her home with a strict face and a punishment of one week no iPhone and extra chores.”

Let’s hope Betsy learned her lesson.

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Cow found roaming in Richmond neighborhood frolics at New Kent farm – wtvr.com

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — The cow found roaming around in a Richmond neighborhood last weekend was spotted frolicking at her new forever home in New Kent County.

The calf was lassoed and quickly captured by Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) Officer Leech after help from several neighbors along Barton Avenue on Richmond’s Northside last Saturday.

RACC Director Christie Chipps-Peters said the calf appeared to be familiar with humans, but skinny.

“I don’t know if she was dumped there or hidden there for someone to pick up. She wasn’t there for very long,” she explained. “We really want to know where she came from and what happened.”

RACC named the calf after the flowers found on Barton Avenue where she was captured.

The family that adopted Buttercup, who owns a 32-acre farm in Barhamsville, created a Facebook page so folks can follow her adventures.

Video posted to “The Adventures of Buttercup” page shows just how much she is enjoying her new field.

“Buttercup was enjoying the cool breeze and feeling good this morning,” the post reads.

Her family said she feels great, is meeting other animals and is getting lots of love on the farm.

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In-calf cow dies after being chased by teens – Agriland.co.uk

In-calf cow dies after being chased by teens

Police in Devon are appealing for information after a cow and her unborn calf died after being chased by youths with a dog.

Officers said reports were made of teenagers chasing cows in the field in Axminster on two separate occasions this month.

A spokesman said: “On May 9, 2020, on private land at White bridges Axminster, it was reported that a group of youths with a dog chased a cow who was heavily pregnant and she and her unborn calf died as a result.

“Again on May 15, 2020, it was reported to police that a group of teenage youths were chasing cows in the field on Castle Hill.”

The force confirmed this was an offence under the Protection of Livestock Act 1953 under the term “worrying livestock”.

The police definition of “worrying” includes:

  • Attacking livestock;
  • Chasing livestock in such a way as may be reasonably expected to cause injury or suffering; in the case of ewes, this includes abortion or loss or reduction in the number of offspring;
  • Being at large (that is to say not on a lead or otherwise under close control) in a field or enclosure in which there are sheep.

“The owner of the livestock or the land (farmer) or any authorised person may kill or injure a dog in order to protect the livestock. This includes shooting a dog that is worrying or attacking their livestock,” the spokesman said.

He added that witnesses to worrying incidents should call ‘999’ while the incident is happening.

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Hundreds of people ordered dairy products to support local Wisconsin farmers – WXOW.com

TREMPEALEAU, Wis. (WXOW) – The Trempealeau Lions Club came up with an idea to support local Wisconsin dairy farmers through ‘dairy-baskets.’

Members of the club purchased an assortment of dairy products from local Wisconsin farmers and then re-sold them to the public. The baskets contained butter, cheese, and eggs.

The dairy-baskets were $20 each, and 500 were sold.

George Bartles, a member of the Trempealeau Lions, said it is great to see so many people care about local farmers.

“We are happy to help out the community,” Bartels said. “The dairy baskets are a great way for people to support farmers and to get out of the house.”

Because of COVID-19, the Trempealeau Lions had to cancel a good majority of their local volunteer and charity work in the community.

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Pa. man charged with killing, quartering neighbor’s escaped cow – PennLive

UNITYVILLE – An eastern Lycoming County man is accused of killing a neighbor’s escaped cow, quartering it and disposing of the remains some by burning them.

Gary W. Colatosti, 40, of the Unityville area, was arrested Tuesday on charges that include aggravated cruelty to an animal, theft and tampering with physical evidence.

He is accused of killing one of two registered Holsteins valued at $1,500 that escaped in January from the Jordan Twp. property of Eddie Kitzmiller.

Kitzmiller reported to state police on Jan. 9 that two of his cows escaped from the pasture but only one returned and it had a neck wound that appeared to have been inflicted by a bladed object.

A family member discovered cow prints leading to Colatosti’s backyard where he was observed burning a brush pile with a torch connected to a propane tank, the arrest affidavit states. A pile of intestinal remains was visible at the bottom of the pile, the document states.

Troopers dispatched back to Colatosti’s residence later in the day for a reported altercation said they discovered a loud argument between him and Kitzmiller and his son.

Trooper Anthony Mazzone stated in the affidavit he observed blood in the bed of Colatosti’s pickup truck and blood in the backyard that was not there earlier. Colatosti claimed the blood was turned up by his tractor tires, the trooper said.

Following that interview, Mazzone said he met with Kitzmiller who told him he found the dead cow along a road west of the Colatosti residence. Tire tracks in the snow matched those of Colatosti’s all-terrain vehicle, the charges state.

Mazzone said he and other trooper followed the tire tracks and then footprints to a downed tree where behind it they found four trash bags containing quarters of a cow with the meat was still warm.

Colatosti admitted he had driven his ATV to that area to check a game camera and to dump diesel fuel, the charges state.

Laboratory test results received last week of blood samples taken from the bed of Colatosti’s truck last week confirmed the blood was that of a cow, Mazzone said.

Colatosti, who also is charged with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and cruelty to an animal in relation to the second cow, is free on $25,000 supervised bail.

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Cow attack in Elimsport – News, events, information, PA – The Luminary

ELIMSPORT – A man, believed to be in his 70s, was recovering from injuries he suffered Monday afternoon, May 11 when a dairy cow-weighing at least 1,000 pounds-suddenly attacked him and momentarily pinned him against a wall in a barn at an Amish farm along Route 44, according to Elimsport Fire Chief Brett Ulrich.

The victim and his granddaughter were delivering a dairy cow to a farmer, Ulrich said. “For some unknown reason, the cow turned on him,” Ulrich said.

Firefighters from Elimsport and Clinton Township were dispatched to the farm about 12:30 p.m.

“The initial dispatch was for an individual suffering breathing difficulty. While en route, we were informed by the dispatcher that the patient was struck by a cow,” said Clinton Township Fire Chief Todd Winder, who responded to the scene in a township ambulance.

The victim was conscious and alert when emergency responders reached the scene.

“He was laying on the barn floor, and the cow had been placed in a pen,” Ulrich said.

The farmer and members of his family immediately came to the victim’s aid moments after the

attack. The victim was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

“This is certainly not our first call involving a cow attacking

someone. It’s par for the course. Working with farm animals is not without its risks,” Winder said.

In other news, the following complaints were handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center:

FRIDAY, MAY 8

2:49 p.m., criminal mischief, 100 block of Boak Avenue, Wolf Township.

4:52 p.m., shoplifter, 100 block of South Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy Township.

4:53 p.m., shoplifter, 100 block of South Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

8:06 p.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 100 block of North Fourth Street, Hughesville

Borough.

8:46 p.m., shots fired, 30 block of Green Street, Muncy Borough.

MONDAY, MAY 11

2:18 p.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 3300 block of Route 220, Wolf Township.

8:12 p.m., disturbance, 1900 block of Route 405, Muncy Borough.

TUESDAY, MAY 12

12:53 p.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 1900 block of Route 405, Muncy Creek Township.

5:47 p.m., theft, 30 block of Green Street, Muncy.

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Registration open for online Beef Improvement Federation symposium – Beef Magazine

Source: Beef Improvement Federation

Due to concerns about COVID-19, The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) board of directors, along with the Florida 2020 BIF Research Symposium and Convention committee, will hold the 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation Symposium online this year. The symposium will be hosted on Zoom the week of June 8 starting at noon CDT each day. Click or tap here for online registration and a complete schedule.  

This year registration is free for all participants. The symposium is made possible through the generous support of many organizations including 2020 Patron Level sponsors Neogen, C-Lock Inc. and Zoetis. Click or tap here to learn more about the businesses and organizations that have partnered with BIF to host this premier beef genetics producer education program.

2020 BIF award winners, including Seedstock and Commercial Producers of the Year, Pioneer, Continuing Service and Ambassador award winners will be recognized during the online symposium.

Each year the BIF symposium draws a large group of leading seedstock and commercial beef producers, academics and allied industry partners. The attendance list is a “who’s who” of the beef value chain, offering great networking opportunities and conversations about the issues of the day. Program topics focus on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement across a range of attributes that affect the value chain.

Source: BIFwhich is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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Danish study: The cow favors natural over synthetic vitamin E – FeedNavigator.com

A study carried out by researchers at Aarhus University and published in the journal, Food Chemistry​​​, would indicate the dairy cow favors natural vitamin E over synthetic vitamin E. 

“We have proved that mainly the natural form of vitamin E is secreted into the milk and that cows distinguish between natural and synthetic vitamin E. Thus, cows discriminate much more in favor of the natural vitamin E compared to rats, for example. Therefore, the official conversion factor of 1.36 between synthetic and natural vitamin E does not fit very well with the cow’s biology,”​ according to senior researcher Søren Krogh Jensen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, in a note released by the Danish Center for Food and Agriculture (DCA).

They determined that mammary gland of cows discriminates towards natural Vitamin E – RRR-α-tocopherol. 

If one imagines that vitamin E must fit like a glove in order to be transported in the body, it makes sense that the natural form is the better hand and thus has the highest biological activity [vitamin value].”

The study was part of a business PhD project funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, AgroTech, Aarhus University and Future Food Innovation Denmark. 

Vitamin E is of importance to the immune response system and may improve the immune response in animals deficient in vitamin E, said the researchers.

Under practical farming conditions, the simple way has been to add more synthetic vitamin E to the feed; however, only very small amounts of this end up in the milk, said Krogh Jensen.

Over time, much debate has focused on the relative biological value of providing cows with natural vitamin E and synthetic vitamin E [all​-rac-a-tocopherol], she said. Today, it is generally accepted that the biological activity of synthetic vitamin E is overestimated compared to natural vitamin E in many species, added the researcher.

Experiments with rats, she continued, have shown that the natural form of vitamin E has an activity of 1.36 times higher than the synthetic form, in fact, a well-known fact since the 1940s. However, doubt has been raised about whether these results can be applied to other species, said the team. American, Canadian and Danish studies in human, cattle/sheep and pigs have shown a higher exploitation of the natural vitamin E than the official values have shown, she added.

We started wondering about the difference in the milk’s content of vitamin E at different feeding strategies.

“In order to learn more about it, we conducted an experiment with cows receiving a single dose injection in the cervical muscle with 2.5 g of synthetic vitamin E containing all eight forms, including 12.5% of the natural form of vitamin E. Subsequently, we studied the individual forms’ secretion into the milk over the next 11 days,” ​said Krogh Jensen.

The 11-day-long study shows that 16.3% of the natural form is secreted into the milk, 6.5% of the three synthetic dextrorotatory forms, but only 0.7% of the synthetic laevorotatory forms is secreted into the milk. In total, this means that 6–7% of the synthetic vitamin E is secreted into the milk, said the team.

Fresh grass and grass silage the way to go

How much vitamin E the cow’s milk contains very much depends on how the farmer feeds his cows then, stressed Krogh Jensen. 

“If you want to produce milk with a high content of vitamin E, it is important to choose cow feed with a naturally high content of vitamin E like for example fresh grass or grass silage rather than maize silage. However, you also need to know that the cow has an upper limit as to how much vitamin E it can secrete into the milk. The higher the milk yield, the thinner the milk will become in relation to the concentration of vitamins and microminerals,”​ she said.  

Source: Food Chemistry​​

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