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Ten Things to Consider When Evaluating Moving Calving Date – Drovers Magazine

The severe weather of this last winter and spring has prompted many cow-calf producers to evaluate the potential of moving their calving date to a different time of year.  The following are a list of ten things producers may want to think through as they evaluate moving of a calving date.

1.  How would the proposed move match cow nutrient requirements with the quantity and quality of available feed resources?  Grazed feed is most often less expensive than harvested feed to get into the belly of a cow.  Moving time of calving to a time of year that allows for greater use of grazed versus harvested feed can be an advantage economically for feeding the cow herd. The type of cow you have in one season of calving may not fit another season, due to forage quality and nutrient requirements.  Moving calving date may decrease supplementation/feeding at certain physiological states, but at the same time increase resource needs at other periods of the year.

2.  How would the move impact the quality of feed that is grazed or fed specifically in the window of time from calving through breeding?  Cow-calf producers considering a move to calving in later spring, which will result in cows breeding on pasture or range in late summer, will want to evaluate the potential impact of this change on reproduction.  Forage quality on pasture and range tends to peak in late May and June and then decline from July on into the fall.  Nutrient requirements are the highest at peak lactation, which occurs on average right before the start of breeding.  The change in forage quality with higher nutrient requirements can impact reproduction.  First-calf heifers and young cows that are still growing may be challenged nutritionally to have adequate protein and energy to achieve acceptable pregnancy rates when on a decreasing plane of nutrition in the period prior to and through the breeding season.  Strategic supplementation may be needed right prior to and through the breeding season to help meet nutrient needs and achieve acceptable pregnancy rates especially in higher risk females.

3.  What is the expected impact of the change in timing of calving to when weaning occurs and calf weaning weight?  Changing calving dates will likely change the time of year when calves are weaned and weaning weights.  Nutritional needs of weaned calves and how they are managed after weaning may need to be adjusted significantly based on the age of calf at weaning and available feed resources.

4.  How will the move impact marketing of calves and market timing?  Changing time of calving may signicantly impact the value and weight of calves at weaning based on market seasonality and demands.  Examine the expected value of weaned calves in the proposed production system as compared to the one that is currently in place.  Will the proposed change in calving result in a calf that would better fit a wintering program and then being marketed as yearling?  Changing time of calving may also impact when non-pregnant animals are sold.  Historically cull cow markets tend to hit annual lows in the fall of the year and then increase from the fall on into the spring.

5.  What will be the impact of a change in calving to selection and development of replacement heifers?  The genetics that performed acceptably under an early spring calving season with harvested feed may not perform reproductively the same in a later calving season.  A change in genetics may be needed to have cows that are adapted to a more limited input production system that can successfully breed in late summer on pasture that is declining in quality.  Evaluate if the genetic change should occur through selection internally or by selling the existing herd and purchasing of genetics more adapted to the calving season that is being considered.

For cow-calf producers raising their own replacement heifers, later spring calving may provide the opportunity for heifers to be developed on lower-quality forages such as crop residue or native range through the winter with minimal supplement.  These heifers can then be nutritionally “flushed” on higher quality pasture in the spring prior to breeding.  This method of development can reduce replacement heifer development feed costs as compared to systems which utilize significant amounts of harvested feed.

6.  How would the change in calving date impact the need for labor and equipment?  According to the USDA Agricultural Statistics Service the average age of farmers and ranchers is 57.5 years of age.   An increase of 1.2 years from the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  Labor and equipment needs can vary significantly based on the season of the year when calving occurs.

7.  What will changing calving date do to cowherd value?  In Nebraska there tends to be differences in value for bred cows of the same age and quality based on the time of year in which they calve.  If a person has a group of cows that are in a more highly desired calving season, moving these cows to a different time of year may reduce their market value.

8.  What opportunities would a change in calving season provide to collaborate with other producers?  A majority of “spring” calving cows in Nebraska calve in the February through April time period.  Calving at a time outside of this window may allow for the opportunity to source later calving females from other herds that could be used in a terminal sire system and simplify the operation.  Sharing of bulls with a trusted producer who calves in a different time of year than you do could also be a way to reduce breeding expense.

9.  How will a change in calving impact logistics for the overall operation?  For diversified crop and livestock operations, changing calving date to a time of year when farming enterprises require focused time may present challenges to getting work done.  Also for many cow-calf operations, summer pasture is rented and is at times a significant distance from where calving occurs.  Moving very young calves to pasture a significant distance from where cows calved can present management challenges as compared to moving older calves.

10.  Who do you know that has made the move you are considering?   Visiting with someone who “has been there and done that” can bring perspective and help identify issues or challenges that haven’t been considered.  It may also provide insights into how those challenges can be overcome.

Changing calving date is a significant choice that can have ripple effects for the entire operation.  It is important to utilize a systems approach to decision making in evaluating the potential impacts of a change to calving date.   There is no “perfect” time of year to calve in Nebraska.  Thoroughly understanding the potential positives and negatives of making a change is important when making the decision.  Numerous long-term research studies by the University of Nebraska have compared different calving dates and production systems.  For more information on how different calving times and systems compare, please visit beef.unl.edu. The articles and Beef Cattle Reports provide research that can be helpful in evaluating calving season options.

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Cow fostering foals proves she's not a one trick pony – Independent.ie





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One Friesian cow has proved that she’s not a one-trick pony by fostering foals on a farm in Co Wexford.

Farmer Eamonn Doyle from Kiltealy Co Wexford told the Farming Independent that his farm worker and Leaving Cert student Evin Flynn brought a foal from a stud farm nearby that the stud owner had no use for.

Evin was keen for the foal to thrive and suggested to Eamonn that one of his dairy cows could foster the foal. Eamonn thought the suggestion was “mad” but was willing to give it a try.

“I have one special cow that is very quiet and I knew if it was to work with any cow it would work with this one. We put the foal in the shed with the cow and the foal wouldn’t go near the cow for ages,” said Eamonn.

“We decided to leave them alone as I knew the cow wouldn’t harm the foal and we came back later and the foal was sucking on the cow. I’d never seen anything like it.”

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This is the second foal the cow reared this year. PHOTO: Roger Jones.

A few weeks ago, Evin brought in a second foal that the same stud farmer had no use for and the same cow is now rearing this foal. Eamonn said that the cow and foal are inseparable and that the foal will stay with the cow until September.

“I didn’t think this would ever work out but they never leave each other’s side. We had the cow and foal in a field near the road recently and we’ve had people stop by to look at them as they’ve never seen anything like it.

“We even had one man come in to take photographs. One day we came in to feed the cows in the field and the cow and the foal got separated. The foal galloped around the field until it found the cow again they are that attached.”

Eamon is a sheep and suckler farmer but keeps a few dairy cows on the farm to rear some of the calves and when they go dry he fattens them for the factory. He said he enjoys this aspect of rearing the foals and is happy that the foals are able to thrive with the help of his cows.

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Technology Is Cutting Animal Health Costs – Dairy Herd Management

A wise herdsman once explained that if you listen to cows long enough they’ll tell you what they want. When it comes to managing herd health, some producers are finding out that activity monitoring is helping cows do the talking. 

Technology is changing how producers manage herd health. Instead of blanket health or reproductive protocols for every cow, producers can tailor breedings and treatments to what fits each cow. That leads to considerable savings in health costs and labor.  

Jerry VolenecThe herd at Hardscrabble Dairy in southwest Wisconsin, owned by Jerry Volenec and his family, has been using neck collar activity monitors from SCR since 2013. The devices measure a cow’s activity plus rumination. 

Prior to the Volenecs moving to the activity monitoring system, all cows were on a timed AI program after freshening. Now, cows are bred when activity spikes after freshening, indicating the cow is in heat. Not every heat gets a breeding, especially if the cow is recently fresh and still trying to get in positive energy balance. 

Moving away from timed AI with hormone therapy to this system has saved the dairy a considerable amount of money previously spent on hormones. Now hormones are used only on anestrus cows.

“We had to switch to buying the smaller bottles of prostaglandin because the big bottles were going past the expiration date before we could use them up,” Volenec says. “We really don’t have a voluntary waiting period anymore. We breed cows when they are ready.”

It took some time to train employees when to breed cows using activity monitoring on Wil-Roc dairy in eastern New York. Breeders had to be trained to not breed cows the minute activity shot up, says Cody Williamson, the third generation to manage the 3,900-cow dairy. Cows were getting bred initially, then bred again 2 to 3 days later when they still showed activity. Now cows are bred a day after they start showing signs of increased activity.

Unlike the cows at Hardscrabble Dairy, about half of the cows at Wil-Roc are enrolled in a PreSynch program and then bred off of expressed heats. About 18% of cows are then enrolled in an OvSynch program if no heats are detected by 90 days in milk. The rest of the herd, or about 35%, are not enrolled in any hormone therapy program and are bred just off of natural heat expression. 

Not giving cows shots is not only beneficial to the cow, but it saves on labor as well.  

“Our breeders went from doing tail paint, shots and breeding to now we have breedings spread out through the week with no tail painting,” Williamson says. “It’s about 2 ½ hours per day of labor that is saved.”

Savings haven’t necessarily come from less labor, but Williamson says when they bought a second dairy six months ago to get to their current herd size, no additional labor was added. He says about 2 ½ people use activity monitoring technology to manage the 3,000 cows that reside at one of the dairies. 

While labor savings can be seen with getting cows bred, there are similar savings when monitoring fresh cows. 

Cows in barnBefore the monitors, when cows freshened at Hardscrabble Dairy, Volenec says each cow was watched over carefully. Temperatures were taken every day, and cows were checked for ketosis and milk fever on a regular basis. 

Now it’s just ruminations that are monitored closely to identify cows that need treatment.

“If rumination doesn’t change, we leave her alone,” Volenec says. The treatment threshold is when cows fall below 400 ruminations per hour, he says. In addition to providing a more selective approach to fresh cow management, tracking ruminations also helps identify health problems before they manifest. 

There’s labor savings in this approach as well, Williamson says. Instead of taking the temperature on 80 fresh cows per day, herdsmen look at the graphs of cows under 10 days in milk and target the dozen or so that indicate an issue.  

“Instead of employees spending 45 seconds on 80 cows less than 10 days in milk, their spending three to five minutes on each of 10 or 12 cows that we really need to be worked on,” Williamson says. 

While early identification leads to prevention, sometimes it’s hard to know what disorder you’re trying to prevent. 

“Some cows still baffle our vet, because we’re catching cows in a state they haven’t seen before,” Volenec says. “Like when the data says a cow has a DA but she’s standing at the bunk and eating.”

 
 

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Cows on the Concourse coming to Capitol Square – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

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MADISON, Wis. – Cows on the Concourse will be held on Madison’s Capitol Square on Saturday.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard and will happen rain or shine. The free and family-friendly event marks the start of Dane County’s June Dairy Month.

Those who attend can meet and greet cows brought in from local dairy farms. According to the Cows on the Concourse website, there will be two cow petting areas. Moo Experts will be there to answer any cattle-related questions.

Other activities include the Ed‘Moo’cation Zone that teaches eventgoers about the tradition of dairy in Wisconsin, while athletic stations present how dairy products support healthy lifestyles.

Kids can also learn dairy facts and win souvenir T-shirts in the My Dairyland Scavenger Hunt.

Grilled cheese sandwiches and milk will be served at the event, with Muenster cheese being the specialty cheese.

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The location of Congressman Nunes’ June 28 “secret fundraiser” in San Luis Obispo County has been outed on the Twitter parody account @DevinCow. Sponsors of the local Republican Party event have been trying to keep its location hush-hush on account of supposed“security issues.” But according to tweets by Devin’s cow, it will be at the Thousand Hills Ranch in Pismo Beach, a wedding venue off Price Canyon Road. Yes, Bruce! It is secret fundraiser at 550 Thousand Hills Rd, Pismo Beach, CA, at 5pm on June 28th. Devin will be there with his most arden…</p>San Luis Obispo TribuneMan trampled by cow in Maury Co. airlifted with serious injuries – WKRN News 2https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/man-trampled-by-cow-in-maury-co-airlifted-with-serious-injuries/2039391744CBMib2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndrcm4uY29tL25ld3MvbG9jYWwtbmV3cy9tYW4tdHJhbXBsZWQtYnktY293LWluLW1hdXJ5LWNvLWFpcmxpZnRlZC13aXRoLXNlcmlvdXMtaW5qdXJpZXMvMjAzOTM5MTc0NNIBc2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndrcm4uY29tL2FtcC9uZXdzL2xvY2FsLW5ld3MvbWFuLXRyYW1wbGVkLWJ5LWNvdy1pbi1tYXVyeS1jby1haXJsaWZ0ZWQtd2l0aC1zZXJpb3VzLWluanVyaWVzLzIwMzkzOTE3NDQThu, 30 May 2019 16:44:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/man-trampled-by-cow-in-maury-co-airlifted-with-serious-injuries/2039391744″ target=”_blank”>Man trampled by cow in Maury Co. airlifted with serious injuries</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>WKRN News 2</font><p>A man is being treated for serious injuries after officials said he was trampled by a cow.</p>WKRN News 2Top 6 Winners of the Drovers “Honor Your Momma Cow” Photo Contest – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/top-6-winners-drovers-honor-your-momma-cow-photo-contestCBMiWGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvdG9wLTYtd2lubmVycy1kcm92ZXJzLWhvbm9yLXlvdXItbW9tbWEtY293LXBob3RvLWNvbnRlc3TSAQATue, 28 May 2019 20:47:06 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/top-6-winners-drovers-honor-your-momma-cow-photo-contest” target=”_blank”>Top 6 Winners of the Drovers “Honor Your Momma Cow” Photo Contest</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>We were so excited to see the wide variety of photos submitted by our readers of their cow herd. Several colors, breeds and both dairy and beef cows were …</p>Drovers MagazineFresh Cow Health Critical – Dairy Herd Managementhttps://www.dairyherd.com/article/fresh-cow-health-criticalCBMiO2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRhaXJ5aGVyZC5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9mcmVzaC1jb3ctaGVhbHRoLWNyaXRpY2Fs0gEAFri, 24 May 2019 05:13:27 GMT<a href=”https://www.dairyherd.com/article/fresh-cow-health-critical” target=”_blank”>Fresh Cow Health Critical</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Dairy Herd Management</font><p>One third of all dairy cows will have at least one clinical disease event in the first 90 days of lactation.</p>Dairy Herd ManagementDry Cow Cooling Benefits the Cow, Calf and Future Offspring – Dairy Herd Managementhttps://www.dairyherd.com/article/dry-cow-cooling-benefits-cow-calf-and-future-offspringCBMiWGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRhaXJ5aGVyZC5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9kcnktY293LWNvb2xpbmctYmVuZWZpdHMtY293LWNhbGYtYW5kLWZ1dHVyZS1vZmZzcHJpbmfSAQATue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.dairyherd.com/article/dry-cow-cooling-benefits-cow-calf-and-future-offspring” target=”_blank”>Dry Cow Cooling Benefits the Cow, Calf and Future Offspring</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Dairy Herd Management</font><p>When producers think about keeping cows cool, keeping lactating cows cool, especially *fresh* cows, is usually top of mind. After all, those cows are the most …</p>Dairy Herd ManagementPregnancy diagnosis in your cow calf herd – Tri-State Livestock Newshttps://www.tsln.com/news/pregnancy-diagnosis-in-your-cow-calf-herd/CBMiRGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRzbG4uY29tL25ld3MvcHJlZ25hbmN5LWRpYWdub3Npcy1pbi15b3VyLWNvdy1jYWxmLWhlcmQv0gEAThu, 30 May 2019 19:34:46 GMT<a href=”https://www.tsln.com/news/pregnancy-diagnosis-in-your-cow-calf-herd/” target=”_blank”>Pregnancy diagnosis in your cow calf herd</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Tri-State Livestock News</font><p>Early pregnancy diagnosis and being able to identify AI sired calves from calves sired by clean-up bulls is crucial for maximizing herd productivity and increasing …</p>Tri-State Livestock NewsCourt docs: D.C. area animal rights activists charged with theft of cow from Maryland farm; Norge animal sanctuary wants it back – Virginia Gazettehttps://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-life-with-pigs-calf-stolen-baltimore-0531-story.htmlCBMiWWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnZhZ2F6ZXR0ZS5jb20vbmV3cy92YS12Zy1saWZlLXdpdGgtcGlncy1jYWxmLXN0b2xlbi1iYWx0aW1vcmUtMDUzMS1zdG9yeS5odG1s0gFdaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudmFnYXpldHRlLmNvbS9uZXdzL3ZhLXZnLWxpZmUtd2l0aC1waWdzLWNhbGYtc3RvbGVuLWJhbHRpbW9yZS0wNTMxLXN0b3J5LGFtcC5odG1sThu, 30 May 2019 20:20:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-life-with-pigs-calf-stolen-baltimore-0531-story.html” target=”_blank”>Court docs: D.C. area animal rights activists charged with theft of cow from Maryland farm; Norge animal sanctuary wants it back</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Virginia Gazette</font><p>A Maryland woman and a Falls Church woman have been charged after police say they stole a 3-month-old calf named Milly from a Maryland farm and brought …</p>Virginia GazetteAustria Begs People to Stop Kissing Cows – The Cuthttps://www.thecut.com/2019/05/austria-begs-people-to-stop-kissing-cows.htmlCBMiTGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRoZWN1dC5jb20vMjAxOS8wNS9hdXN0cmlhLWJlZ3MtcGVvcGxlLXRvLXN0b3Ata2lzc2luZy1jb3dzLmh0bWzSAVBodHRwczovL3d3dy50aGVjdXQuY29tL2FtcC8yMDE5LzA1L2F1c3RyaWEtYmVncy1wZW9wbGUtdG8tc3RvcC1raXNzaW5nLWNvd3MuaHRtbAFri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.thecut.com/2019/05/austria-begs-people-to-stop-kissing-cows.html” target=”_blank”>Austria Begs People to Stop Kissing Cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Cut</font><p>After a Swiss app Castl launched the KuhKussChallenge, encouraging locals to kiss cows for charity, Austria has begged people to abstain from participating.</p>The CutEidem Farm Cow Has a Name – ccxmedia.orghttps://ccxmedia.org/news/eidem-farm-cow-has-a-name/CBMiNGh0dHBzOi8vY2N4bWVkaWEub3JnL25ld3MvZWlkZW0tZmFybS1jb3ctaGFzLWEtbmFtZS_SAQASat, 01 Jun 2019 19:04:14 GMT<a href=”https://ccxmedia.org/news/eidem-farm-cow-has-a-name/” target=”_blank”>Eidem Farm Cow Has a Name</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>ccxmedia.org</font><p>A girl named Natalie won the Name the Cow contest at Brooklyn Park’s Eidem Farm and named the cow Barnabee. You can see Barnabee during Tater Daze in …</p>ccxmedia.org‘Cow kiss challenge’: Austria tells people to shun charity dare – The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/16/austria-denounces-cow-kiss-challengeCAIiELDfPZqZZ_kUnhYAqwr-i3cqFggEKg4IACoGCAowl6p7MN-zCTDlkkoThu, 16 May 2019 16:15:32 GMT<a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/16/austria-denounces-cow-kiss-challenge” target=”_blank”>‘Cow kiss challenge’: Austria tells people to shun charity dare</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Guardian</font><p>The Austrian government has warned internet users to shun an online cow-kissing challenge, calling it a dangerous nuisance. A Swiss app called Castl launched the KuhKussChallenge (“Cow Kiss Challenge”) on Wednesday, encouraging users in Switzerland and other German-speaking countries to kiss cows – “with or without tongues” – to raise money for charity. The Austrian agriculture minister, Elisabeth Köstinger, said in a statement on Thursday: “Pastures and meadows are not petting zoos – actions like these could have serious consequences.” She also warned that cows could become aggressive whe…</p>The GuardianImportance of Cow Nutrition from Calving Through Breeding – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/importance-cow-nutrition-calving-through-breedingCBMiUWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvaW1wb3J0YW5jZS1jb3ctbnV0cml0aW9uLWNhbHZpbmctdGhyb3VnaC1icmVlZGluZ9IBAATue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/importance-cow-nutrition-calving-through-breeding” target=”_blank”>Importance of Cow Nutrition from Calving Through Breeding</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>For cow-calf producers, the last few months have been very challenging from a weather standpoint. This has left many first-calf heifers and cows in less than …</p>Drovers MagazineColombian farmers change cow diet to save the environment – TRT Worldhttps://www.trtworld.com/magazine/colombian-farmers-change-cow-diet-to-save-the-environment-26828CBMiYWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRydHdvcmxkLmNvbS9tYWdhemluZS9jb2xvbWJpYW4tZmFybWVycy1jaGFuZ2UtY293LWRpZXQtdG8tc2F2ZS10aGUtZW52aXJvbm1lbnQtMjY4MjjSAWVodHRwczovL3d3dy50cnR3b3JsZC5jb20vbWFnYXppbmUvY29sb21iaWFuLWZhcm1lcnMtY2hhbmdlLWNvdy1kaWV0LXRvLXNhdmUtdGhlLWVudmlyb25tZW50LTI2ODI4L2FtcATue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/colombian-farmers-change-cow-diet-to-save-the-environment-26828″ target=”_blank”>Colombian farmers change cow diet to save the environment</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>TRT World</font><p>How seaweed and plants can ensure cows pass less gas, which is harmful to the environment.</p>TRT WorldWhat to do with Cows that have Lost Calves – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/what-do-cows-have-lost-calvesCBMiPWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvd2hhdC1kby1jb3dzLWhhdmUtbG9zdC1jYWx2ZXPSAQAThu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/what-do-cows-have-lost-calves” target=”_blank”>What to do with Cows that have Lost Calves</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>Due to the recent severe weather, many cow-calf producers have a significant number of first-calf heifers or cows that have lost calves this spring.</p>Drovers MagazineMinimize heat stress on dairy cows – Business – The Columbus Dispatchhttps://www.dispatch.com/business/20190528/minimize-heat-stress-on-dairy-cowsCBMiTWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRpc3BhdGNoLmNvbS9idXNpbmVzcy8yMDE5MDUyOC9taW5pbWl6ZS1oZWF0LXN0cmVzcy1vbi1kYWlyeS1jb3dz0gEATue, 28 May 2019 04:01:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.dispatch.com/business/20190528/minimize-heat-stress-on-dairy-cows” target=”_blank”>Minimize heat stress on dairy cows – Business</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Columbus Dispatch</font><p>For most of us, the term heat stress conjures up images of discomfort. For the dairy cow, however, heat stress goes beyond discomfort and produces both direct …</p>The Columbus DispatchThe Cow Palace, Out to Pasture – The Wall Street Journalhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cow-palace-out-to-pasture-11559256634CAIiEIVXVd7powS6b2J4gbjxGS0qGAgEKg8IACoHCAow1tzJATDnyxUwqK20AQThu, 30 May 2019 22:50:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cow-palace-out-to-pasture-11559256634″ target=”_blank”>The Cow Palace, Out to Pasture</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Wall Street Journal</font><p>Amid the cacophonous cheering at the corporate-arena National Basketball Association Finals, think a kindly thought about the Cow Palace just south of San Francisco. No one is playing basketball there. The Golden State Warriors’ home games across the bay in Oakland will be at the Oracle Arena, named for a software firm. Their opponents, the Toronto Raptors, host games at the Scotiabank Arena. Such is the standard for modern professional sports franchises. Corporations are more than happy to write huge checks to plaster their names on arenas. But the sturdy old Cow Palace, where the Warriors…</p>The Wall Street JournalMaine company partnering with Clinton dairy farms for cow-powered biogas – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinelhttps://www.centralmaine.com/2019/05/23/cow-power-maine-natural-gas-company-partnering-with-clinton-dairy-farms-to-convert-manure-to-biogas-for-heating-cooking/CBMioAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5jZW50cmFsbWFpbmUuY29tLzIwMTkvMDUvMjMvY293LXBvd2VyLW1haW5lLW5hdHVyYWwtZ2FzLWNvbXBhbnktcGFydG5lcmluZy13aXRoLWNsaW50b24tZGFpcnktZmFybXMtdG8tY29udmVydC1tYW51cmUtdG8tYmlvZ2FzLWZvci1oZWF0aW5nLWNvb2tpbmcv0gEAThu, 23 May 2019 14:40:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/05/23/cow-power-maine-natural-gas-company-partnering-with-clinton-dairy-farms-to-convert-manure-to-biogas-for-heating-cooking/” target=”_blank”>Maine company partnering with Clinton dairy farms for cow-powered biogas</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel</font><p>Summit Natural Gas is working with five dairy farms in Clinton to build and operate a digester that will create a new renewable natural gas program aimed at …</p>Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelCOWGIRL: Texas student rides cow to high school on last day of class – KLTVhttps://www.kltv.com/2019/05/24/cowgirl-texas-student-rides-cow-high-school-last-day-class/CBMiW2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmtsdHYuY29tLzIwMTkvMDUvMjQvY293Z2lybC10ZXhhcy1zdHVkZW50LXJpZGVzLWNvdy1oaWdoLXNjaG9vbC1sYXN0LWRheS1jbGFzcy_SAQAFri, 24 May 2019 22:10:06 GMT<a href=”https://www.kltv.com/2019/05/24/cowgirl-texas-student-rides-cow-high-school-last-day-class/” target=”_blank”>COWGIRL: Texas student rides cow to high school on last day of class</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>KLTV</font><p>On the last day of school, one Buna High School student decided to mark the occasion by riding Velvet, her cow, to school.</p>KLTVWhy is the cow tipsy? – KSAT 12https://www.ksat.com/sa-live/why-is-the-cow-tipsyCAIiECF9rNME7ZV3bduPFFc3_M0qGQgEKhAIACoHCAow_tP-CjCCgvcCMJ_T5QUFri, 31 May 2019 14:13:32 GMT<a href=”https://www.ksat.com/sa-live/why-is-the-cow-tipsy” target=”_blank”>Why is the cow tipsy?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>KSAT 12</font><p>What makes the cow tipsy in Tipsy Cow ice cream? Watch and find out! You can learn more about Tipsy Cow here and check out the business’s upcoming event this Saturday at the Mystic Quarry at Canyon Lake! They’re going to be at Pints N Pups, where you can bring your pooch and enjoy a day in the sun with live music by Two Tons of Steel, craft beer tastings, boozy ice cream, dog contests and more! Advanced tickets are $9, tickets at the door are $12. You can find more info on the Canyon Lake Chamber’s website.</p>KSAT 12Dairy cow slaughter high, but let’s put dairy-beef numbers in perspective – Progressive Dairymanhttps://www.progressivedairy.com/news/industry-news/dairy-cow-slaughter-high-but-let-s-put-dairy-beef-numbers-in-perspectiveCBMifGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnByb2dyZXNzaXZlZGFpcnkuY29tL25ld3MvaW5kdXN0cnktbmV3cy9kYWlyeS1jb3ctc2xhdWdodGVyLWhpZ2gtYnV0LWxldC1zLXB1dC1kYWlyeS1iZWVmLW51bWJlcnMtaW4tcGVyc3BlY3RpdmXSAQAWed, 29 May 2019 15:20:43 GMT<a href=”https://www.progressivedairy.com/news/industry-news/dairy-cow-slaughter-high-but-let-s-put-dairy-beef-numbers-in-perspective” target=”_blank”>Dairy cow slaughter high, but let’s put dairy-beef numbers in perspective</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Progressive Dairyman</font><p>In some circles, increased dairy cow culling and the trend toward more dairy farmers breeding a percentage of their dairy cows and heifers to beef sires has …</p>Progressive DairymanHow to Make a Boozy Shake at Home, Courtesy of Copper Cow – Lake Minnetonka Magazinehttps://lakeminnetonkamag.com/how-make-boozy-shake-home-courtesy-copper-cowCBMiS2h0dHBzOi8vbGFrZW1pbm5ldG9ua2FtYWcuY29tL2hvdy1tYWtlLWJvb3p5LXNoYWtlLWhvbWUtY291cnRlc3ktY29wcGVyLWNvd9IBAASat, 01 Jun 2019 13:50:44 GMT<a href=”https://lakeminnetonkamag.com/how-make-boozy-shake-home-courtesy-copper-cow” target=”_blank”>How to Make a Boozy Shake at Home, Courtesy of Copper Cow</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Lake Minnetonka Magazine</font><p>Build an at-home version of Copper Cow’s signature Scandinavian Grandma boozy shake.</p>Lake Minnetonka MagazineStudy could provide money-saving alternative for cow-calf producers – The Business Farmerhttps://thebusinessfarmer.com/article/study-could-provide-money-saving-alternative-for-cow-calf-producersCBMiaWh0dHBzOi8vdGhlYnVzaW5lc3NmYXJtZXIuY29tL2FydGljbGUvc3R1ZHktY291bGQtcHJvdmlkZS1tb25leS1zYXZpbmctYWx0ZXJuYXRpdmUtZm9yLWNvdy1jYWxmLXByb2R1Y2Vyc9IBAAThu, 30 May 2019 02:37:30 GMT<a href=”https://thebusinessfarmer.com/article/study-could-provide-money-saving-alternative-for-cow-calf-producers” target=”_blank”>Study could provide money-saving alternative for cow-calf producers</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Business Farmer</font><p>SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Karla Jenkins would like cattle producers to imagine a couple of very different scenarios. In one, the cost of renting or buying …</p>The Business FarmerTake Control Over These 5 Spring Cow-Calf Challenges – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/take-control-over-these-5-spring-cow-calf-challengesCBMiVGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvdGFrZS1jb250cm9sLW92ZXItdGhlc2UtNS1zcHJpbmctY293LWNhbGYtY2hhbGxlbmdlc9IBAAThu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/take-control-over-these-5-spring-cow-calf-challenges” target=”_blank”>Take Control Over These 5 Spring Cow-Calf Challenges</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>After a long winter, don’t think the spring and summer will be without challenges of their own. Here’s six impact areas you need to be ready for, as they might …</p>Drovers MagazineDoes Cow Temperament Affect Fertility? – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/does-cow-temperament-affect-fertility-0CBMiR2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvZG9lcy1jb3ctdGVtcGVyYW1lbnQtYWZmZWN0LWZlcnRpbGl0eS0w0gEAWed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/does-cow-temperament-affect-fertility-0″ target=”_blank”>Does Cow Temperament Affect Fertility?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>Selecting cattle for mild temperament can pay off in a number of ways. In addition to handler safety, more docile cattle might provide an advantage in …</p>Drovers MagazineAsk the Vet Pregnant Cow Still Cycling – DTN The Progressive Farmerhttps://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/livestock/article/2019/05/20/pregnant-cow-still-cyclingCBMiYGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmR0bnBmLmNvbS9hZ3JpY3VsdHVyZS93ZWIvYWcvbGl2ZXN0b2NrL2FydGljbGUvMjAxOS8wNS8yMC9wcmVnbmFudC1jb3ctc3RpbGwtY3ljbGluZ9IBAAMon, 20 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/livestock/article/2019/05/20/pregnant-cow-still-cycling” target=”_blank”>Ask the Vet Pregnant Cow Still Cycling</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>DTN The Progressive Farmer</font><p>Just because a cow is pregnant doesn’t mean her body has stopped trying to get pregnant.</p>DTN The Progressive FarmerCow dung makes cows susceptible to diseases and infection, leading to stress – The Hinduhttps://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/cow-dung-makes-cows-susceptible-to-diseases-and-infection-leading-to-stress/article27164676.eceCAIiELChnanfX4s-ky9qTALuG9MqGQgEKhAIACoHCAowiYr-CjD1iIoDMIq06QUFri, 17 May 2019 15:21:14 GMT<a href=”https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/cow-dung-makes-cows-susceptible-to-diseases-and-infection-leading-to-stress/article27164676.ece” target=”_blank”>Cow dung makes cows susceptible to diseases and infection, leading to stress</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Hindu</font><p>Old, non-lactating cows housed in traditional cow shelters tend to have higher stress when there is cow dung in the shed, especially in places where the cows lie down, when the ambient temperature is higher than 25°C and when cows do not have access to open yards. In addition, old age, dehydration, hair loss in the abdomen area, swellings and injuries of the limbs and body too lead to stress in cows, researchers from the University of Queensland and the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) found. The researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol present i…</p>The HinduTruck towed, cow survives after Somonauk collision – DeKalb Daily Chroniclehttps://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/05/29/truck-towed-cow-survives-after-somonauk-collision/aapm2mi/CBMiZWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRhaWx5LWNocm9uaWNsZS5jb20vMjAxOS8wNS8yOS90cnVjay10b3dlZC1jb3ctc3Vydml2ZXMtYWZ0ZXItc29tb25hdWstY29sbGlzaW9uL2FhcG0ybWkv0gEAWed, 29 May 2019 22:16:02 GMT<a href=”https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/05/29/truck-towed-cow-survives-after-somonauk-collision/aapm2mi/” target=”_blank”>Truck towed, cow survives after Somonauk collision</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>DeKalb Daily Chronicle</font><p>SOMONAUK – A pickup truck was the only casualty in a collision Tuesday involving the truck and a cow, police said.</p>DeKalb Daily ChronicleFresh cows should come first – Hoard’s Dairymanhttps://hoards.com/blog-25598-fresh-cows-should-come-first.htmlCBMiP2h0dHBzOi8vaG9hcmRzLmNvbS9ibG9nLTI1NTk4LWZyZXNoLWNvd3Mtc2hvdWxkLWNvbWUtZmlyc3QuaHRtbNIBAAMon, 20 May 2019 16:50:08 GMT<a href=”https://hoards.com/blog-25598-fresh-cows-should-come-first.html” target=”_blank”>Fresh cows should come first</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Hoard’s Dairyman</font><p>*Fresh* cows are the future of your herd. Their production will determine profitability over the next year.</p>Hoard’s DairymanThe Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Cow’s Long-Range Turd Hitting Its Mark – Deadspinhttps://deadspin.com/the-sports-highlight-of-the-day-is-this-cows-long-range-1834954662CAIiEEQ6HZCHjLtwSYzpLkK0qCIqFggEKg0IACoGCAowpIACMJBMMP3SsAEWed, 22 May 2019 18:24:00 GMT<a href=”https://deadspin.com/the-sports-highlight-of-the-day-is-this-cows-long-range-1834954662″ target=”_blank”>The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Cow’s Long-Range Turd Hitting Its Mark</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Deadspin</font><p>Image: @karter_kilburg This dairy farmer knew that the cow needed to crap. You can see his hesitation as he stopped working and stood back so it could let loose. But Bessie saved him a little extra in the chamber. From way downtown … bang! That cow pie was too accurate to have been accidental.</p>DeadspinHow to diagnose and treat downer cows – FarmersWeeklyhttps://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/health-welfare/how-to-diagnose-and-treat-downer-cowsCBMiVGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmZ3aS5jby51ay9saXZlc3RvY2svaGVhbHRoLXdlbGZhcmUvaG93LXRvLWRpYWdub3NlLWFuZC10cmVhdC1kb3duZXItY293c9IBAASat, 01 Jun 2019 04:53:15 GMT<a href=”https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/health-welfare/how-to-diagnose-and-treat-downer-cows” target=”_blank”>How to diagnose and treat downer cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>FarmersWeekly</font><p>Getting a down cow back up on her feet as soon as possible after she collapses is the surest way to put her on the road to recovery, which makes prompt.</p>FarmersWeeklyRegrowth fescue offers potential hay-baling time for beef cow herds – Howell County Newshttps://www.howellcountynews.com/business/regrowth-fescue-offers-potential-hay-baling-time-for-beef-cow/article_e5c99728-8421-11e9-8456-f7f65ec554ea.htmlCBMimQFodHRwczovL3d3dy5ob3dlbGxjb3VudHluZXdzLmNvbS9idXNpbmVzcy9yZWdyb3d0aC1mZXNjdWUtb2ZmZXJzLXBvdGVudGlhbC1oYXktYmFsaW5nLXRpbWUtZm9yLWJlZWYtY293L2FydGljbGVfZTVjOTk3MjgtODQyMS0xMWU5LTg0NTYtZjdmNjVlYzU1NGVhLmh0bWzSAQASat, 01 Jun 2019 04:01:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.howellcountynews.com/business/regrowth-fescue-offers-potential-hay-baling-time-for-beef-cow/article_e5c99728-8421-11e9-8456-f7f65ec554ea.html” target=”_blank”>Regrowth fescue offers potential hay-baling time for beef cow herds</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Howell County News</font><p>A long-delayed spring grass-growing season with frequent rains didn’t give days for making hay. Regrowth season just ahead holds promise, says a University …</p>Howell County NewsPolish president steps into cow mess – POLITICO.euhttps://www.politico.eu/article/polish-president-steps-into-cow-mess/CBMiRWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnBvbGl0aWNvLmV1L2FydGljbGUvcG9saXNoLXByZXNpZGVudC1zdGVwcy1pbnRvLWNvdy1tZXNzL9IBSWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnBvbGl0aWNvLmV1L2FydGljbGUvcG9saXNoLXByZXNpZGVudC1zdGVwcy1pbnRvLWNvdy1tZXNzL2FtcC8Wed, 29 May 2019 17:20:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.politico.eu/article/polish-president-steps-into-cow-mess/” target=”_blank”>Polish president steps into cow mess</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>POLITICO.eu</font><p>Poland’s leading politicians milk political capital from a rogue herd of cows.</p>POLITICO.euMoo-ving day: the annual dairy cow migration – TVNZhttps://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/moo-ving-day-annual-dairy-cow-migrationCBMiU2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnR2bnouY28ubnovb25lLW5ld3MvbmV3LXplYWxhbmQvbW9vLXZpbmctZGF5LWFubnVhbC1kYWlyeS1jb3ctbWlncmF0aW9u0gEAFri, 31 May 2019 19:46:03 GMT<a href=”https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/moo-ving-day-annual-dairy-cow-migration” target=”_blank”>Moo-ving day: the annual dairy cow migration</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>TVNZ</font><p>Today is the first day of winter and the date dairy farmers around the country move thousands of cows to new pastures for winter.</p>TVNZBody Condition Score and Getting Thin Cows to Rebreed – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/body-condition-score-and-getting-thin-cows-rebreedCBMiUmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvYm9keS1jb25kaXRpb24tc2NvcmUtYW5kLWdldHRpbmctdGhpbi1jb3dzLXJlYnJlZWTSAQAWed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/body-condition-score-and-getting-thin-cows-rebreed” target=”_blank”>Body Condition Score and Getting Thin Cows to Rebreed</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>During the production year, livestock are faced with dynamic changes in nutritional and environmental stressors that create nutritional challenges.</p>Drovers MagazineCow Squirts Projectile Poop On Farmer: ‘I Didn’t Even Stand A Chance’ – HuffPosthttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/farmer-cow-poop_n_5ce6a94fe4b0db9c2994167eCAIiEDacyGd5spwcw6yYplPO5IIqFggEKg0IACoGCAowxYgCMIBNMK2HuAMThu, 23 May 2019 16:33:06 GMT<a href=”https://www.huffpost.com/entry/farmer-cow-poop_n_5ce6a94fe4b0db9c2994167e” target=”_blank”>Cow Squirts Projectile Poop On Farmer: ‘I Didn’t Even Stand A Chance'</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>HuffPost</font><p>Watch that cow pie fly. An Iowa dairy farmer recently got blasted by a fusillade of feces from one of his cows while he cleaned the stalls. Karter Kilburg made light of the projectile poop, tweeting last week that he was standing in the line of fire and “didn’t even stand a chance.” “Typical Monday,” he wrote. He also thanked God that his mouth wasn’t open. I didn’t even stand a chance. Direct line of fire. Typical Monday… pic.twitter.com/iJpiyu5GxK — Karter Kilburg (@karter_kilburg) May 14, 2019 Twitter’s herd mentality resulted in some funny responses. Reminds me of a relationship I was…</p>HuffPostSimple Synchronization of Cows – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/simple-synchronization-cowsCBMiO2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvc2ltcGxlLXN5bmNocm9uaXphdGlvbi1jb3dz0gEAWed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/simple-synchronization-cows” target=”_blank”>Simple Synchronization of Cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>Producers considering the use of this synchronization tool should remember that a number of factors affect pregnancy rate including cow body condition score, …</p>Drovers MagazineMan rides motorcycle with cow as passenger in Pakistan – Newshubhttps://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2019/05/man-rides-motorcycle-with-cow-as-passenger-in-pakistan.htmlCBMiaGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm5ld3NodWIuY28ubnovaG9tZS9ydXJhbC8yMDE5LzA1L21hbi1yaWRlcy1tb3RvcmN5Y2xlLXdpdGgtY293LWFzLXBhc3Nlbmdlci1pbi1wYWtpc3Rhbi5odG1s0gFsaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmV3c2h1Yi5jby5uei9ob21lL3J1cmFsLzIwMTkvMDUvbWFuLXJpZGVzLW1vdG9yY3ljbGUtd2l0aC1jb3ctYXMtcGFzc2VuZ2VyLWluLXBha2lzdGFuLmFtcC5odG1sFri, 24 May 2019 03:20:14 GMT<a href=”https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2019/05/man-rides-motorcycle-with-cow-as-passenger-in-pakistan.html” target=”_blank”>Man rides motorcycle with cow as passenger in Pakistan</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Newshub</font><p>A hilarious video of a man with an unusual passenger has surfaced online. The video, thought to be shot in rural Pakistan, shows the man speeding along the …</p>NewshubBrazil reports atypical case of mad cow disease: ministry – Reutershttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-livestock-madcow/brazil-reports-atypical-case-of-mad-cow-disease-ministry-idUSKCN1T12M0CAIiEHnptdAU25kspKmei_0esKUqFggEKg0IACoGCAowt6AMMLAmMLT5lwMFri, 31 May 2019 21:36:33 GMT<a href=”https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-livestock-madcow/brazil-reports-atypical-case-of-mad-cow-disease-ministry-idUSKCN1T12M0″ target=”_blank”>Brazil reports atypical case of mad cow disease: ministry</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Reuters</font><p>The Brazilian government reported on Friday a case of atypical mad cow disease in an animal in Mato Grosso state, according to a statement from the country’s Agriculture Ministry. The ministry said the case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), was detected in a 17-year-old cow. It said it collected the necessary material for tests and incinerated all other parts of the cow. “No part of the animal entered the food chain, there are no risks for the population,” the statement said. The case was considered “atypical” as the animal contracted the BSE protein spontaneous…</p>ReutersCAUGHT ON CAMERA: Did a dairy cow mate with a deer? No, that’s a ‘rare’ piebald deer near Orangeville, MNR responds – Orangeville Bannerhttps://www.orangeville.com/community-story/9402642-caught-on-camera-did-a-dairy-cow-mate-with-a-deer-no-that-s-a-rare-piebald-deer-near-orangeville-mnr-responds/CBMiogFodHRwczovL3d3dy5vcmFuZ2V2aWxsZS5jb20vY29tbXVuaXR5LXN0b3J5Lzk0MDI2NDItY2F1Z2h0LW9uLWNhbWVyYS1kaWQtYS1kYWlyeS1jb3ctbWF0ZS13aXRoLWEtZGVlci1uby10aGF0LXMtYS1yYXJlLXBpZWJhbGQtZGVlci1uZWFyLW9yYW5nZXZpbGxlLW1uci1yZXNwb25kcy_SAQAThu, 30 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.orangeville.com/community-story/9402642-caught-on-camera-did-a-dairy-cow-mate-with-a-deer-no-that-s-a-rare-piebald-deer-near-orangeville-mnr-responds/” target=”_blank”>CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Did a dairy cow mate with a deer? No, that’s a ‘rare’ piebald deer near Orangeville, MNR responds</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Orangeville Banner</font><p>We’ve heard tales about a black and albino deer in the Orangeville area before, but this time we’ve been handed photographic proof of the “rare” sighting.</p>Orangeville BannerHoly cow! Have you ‘herd’? Iconic cow returns home to Kingsville, Texas – KIIITV.comhttps://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/iconic-plastic-cow-returns-home-to-kingsville-texas/503-fb350b8e-399c-48eb-bacf-817ee7ab0d71CBMihgFodHRwczovL3d3dy5raWlpdHYuY29tL2FydGljbGUvbmV3cy9sb2NhbC9pY29uaWMtcGxhc3RpYy1jb3ctcmV0dXJucy1ob21lLXRvLWtpbmdzdmlsbGUtdGV4YXMvNTAzLWZiMzUwYjhlLTM5OWMtNDhlYi1iYWNmLTgxN2VlN2FiMGQ3MdIBAATue, 28 May 2019 18:10:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/iconic-plastic-cow-returns-home-to-kingsville-texas/503-fb350b8e-399c-48eb-bacf-817ee7ab0d71″ target=”_blank”>Holy cow! Have you ‘herd’? Iconic cow returns home to Kingsville, Texas</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>KIIITV.com</font><p>KINGSVILLE, Texas — Holy cow! Have you ‘herd’? There’s a familiar icon back in Kingsville and it ‘udder’ly screams Texas! The ‘cow’ as it’s known to locals was …</p>KIIITV.comHigh school junior rides cow to class on last day of school – KTRK-TVhttps://abc13.com/pets-animals/high-school-junior-rides-her-cow-to-last-day-of-school/5317304/CBMiXmh0dHBzOi8vYWJjMTMuY29tL3BldHMtYW5pbWFscy9oaWdoLXNjaG9vbC1qdW5pb3ItcmlkZXMtaGVyLWNvdy10by1sYXN0LWRheS1vZi1zY2hvb2wvNTMxNzMwNC_SAWJodHRwczovL2FiYzEzLmNvbS9hbXAvcGV0cy1hbmltYWxzL2hpZ2gtc2Nob29sLWp1bmlvci1yaWRlcy1oZXItY293LXRvLWxhc3QtZGF5LW9mLXNjaG9vbC81MzE3MzA0LwSat, 25 May 2019 23:46:54 GMT<a href=”https://abc13.com/pets-animals/high-school-junior-rides-her-cow-to-last-day-of-school/5317304/” target=”_blank”>High school junior rides cow to class on last day of school</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>KTRK-TV</font><p>Buna High School’s, Kayden Bayer, rides her well trained cow to school.</p>KTRK-TVGerman with 1800 cows allowed to stay in India – CNAhttps://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/german-with-1-800-cows-allowed-to-stay-in-india-11569992CBMiYmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmNoYW5uZWxuZXdzYXNpYS5jb20vbmV3cy9hc2lhL2dlcm1hbi13aXRoLTEtODAwLWNvd3MtYWxsb3dlZC10by1zdGF5LWluLWluZGlhLTExNTY5OTky0gEAMon, 27 May 2019 12:38:49 GMT<a href=”https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/german-with-1-800-cows-allowed-to-stay-in-india-11569992″ target=”_blank”>German with 1800 cows allowed to stay in India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>CNA</font><p>MATHURA, India: It’s a long way from Berlin to India, where Friederike Irina Bruening devotes her life to sick and abandoned cows. Now, after …</p>CNACow-based cancer cures: Mythology over facts, and rituals over science – Telegraph Indiahttps://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/cow-based-cancer-cures-mythology-over-facts-and-rituals-over-science/cid/1691537CBMid2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRlbGVncmFwaGluZGlhLmNvbS9vcGluaW9uL2Nvdy1iYXNlZC1jYW5jZXItY3VyZXMtbXl0aG9sb2d5LW92ZXItZmFjdHMtYW5kLXJpdHVhbHMtb3Zlci1zY2llbmNlL2NpZC8xNjkxNTM30gEAFri, 31 May 2019 12:38:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/cow-based-cancer-cures-mythology-over-facts-and-rituals-over-science/cid/1691537″ target=”_blank”>Cow-based cancer cures: Mythology over facts, and rituals over science</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Telegraph India</font><p>Cowpathy is touted as science, but leans heavily on religious legs. Yet it has made cow shelters a profitable business.</p>Telegraph IndiaNorwood police wrangle loose cow – WLWT Cincinnatihttps://www.wlwt.com/article/norwood-police-wrangle-loose-cow/27412532CAIiEEDHkaz5QWxlPbHlq3ahghEqGAgEKg8IACoHCAowiPDxCTDW6nIwsbaYBgThu, 09 May 2019 03:26:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wlwt.com/article/norwood-police-wrangle-loose-cow/27412532″ target=”_blank”>Norwood police wrangle loose cow</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>WLWT Cincinnati</font><p>A cow from a petting zoo ran from a church event in Norwood on Saturday. People spotted her moving through traffic, making an udderly daring escape. Police shared body camera video showing her capture not far from where she started. The cow’s big mistake was running into an area where she got cornered and wrangled back onto her lead. “I know, I know, perfect spot to be,” an officer said to the cow on the video. It was an exciting scene as a little cow got captured at The Urology Group in Norwood after a run for the pasture caught a lot of attention. Several people called 911 to report the l…</p>WLWT CincinnatiFinal Crossing of the Cows at Hillside Farms – WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barrehttps://wnep.com/2019/05/16/final-crossing-of-the-cows-at-hillside-farms/CAIiEHFH8gW6qyGsse48dR19YS0qGQgEKhAIACoHCAowr4v_CjDq_fcCMLO45AUThu, 16 May 2019 19:34:30 GMT<a href=”https://wnep.com/2019/05/16/final-crossing-of-the-cows-at-hillside-farms/” target=”_blank”>Final Crossing of the Cows at Hillside Farms</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre</font><p>KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The cows were crossed for the last time at the Lands at Hillside Farms in Luzerne County. The herd of dairy cattle seemed to sense something was different Thursday morning. Rarely does a large crowd gather to watch them cross Hillside Road near Dallas. The LAST crossing of the cows at Hillside Farms @WNEP pic.twitter.com/1MpqfatAuD — Jessica Albert (@jessicaWNEP) May 16, 2019 “I’m surprised to see anybody here, actually,” Hillside Farms Executive Director Chet Mazloom said. “It’s a cow crossing.” Cathryn Dalla Verde of Rhode Island was in the area visiting family. S…</p>WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-BarreRestaurant Road Trip: Cow and Clementine – WBOY.comhttps://www.wboy.com/news/local/restaurant-road-trip/restaurant-road-trip-cow-and-clementine/2037313157CBMiZ2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndib3kuY29tL25ld3MvbG9jYWwvcmVzdGF1cmFudC1yb2FkLXRyaXAvcmVzdGF1cmFudC1yb2FkLXRyaXAtY293LWFuZC1jbGVtZW50aW5lLzIwMzczMTMxNTfSAWtodHRwczovL3d3dy53Ym95LmNvbS9hbXAvbmV3cy9sb2NhbC9yZXN0YXVyYW50LXJvYWQtdHJpcC9yZXN0YXVyYW50LXJvYWQtdHJpcC1jb3ctYW5kLWNsZW1lbnRpbmUvMjAzNzMxMzE1NwWed, 29 May 2019 22:24:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wboy.com/news/local/restaurant-road-trip/restaurant-road-trip-cow-and-clementine/2037313157″ target=”_blank”>Restaurant Road Trip: Cow and Clementine</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>WBOY.com</font><p>Joseph Cowan opened up his bakery, Cow and Clementine, on Pleasant Street after years of delving into the world of bread-making.</p>WBOY.comAGRICULTURE: Cow manure: An unexpected climate solution — Tuesday, May 21 – E&E Newshttps://www.eenews.net/stories/1060367345CBMiKWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmVlbmV3cy5uZXQvc3Rvcmllcy8xMDYwMzY3MzQ10gEATue, 21 May 2019 16:56:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060367345″ target=”_blank”>AGRICULTURE: Cow manure: An unexpected climate solution — Tuesday, May 21</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>E&E News</font><p>Fourth in a series. KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Historically one of the most polluting industries in California, dairy farms are fixing how they contribute to climate …</p>E&E NewsDozens of cows found dead in barn | Local News – Oneonta Daily Starhttps://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/dozens-of-cows-found-dead-in-barn/article_60aedf6c-822d-11e9-9cfb-d321805b5612.htmlCBMigAFodHRwczovL3d3dy50aGVkYWlseXN0YXIuY29tL25ld3MvbG9jYWxfbmV3cy9kb3plbnMtb2YtY293cy1mb3VuZC1kZWFkLWluLWJhcm4vYXJ0aWNsZV82MGFlZGY2Yy04MjJkLTExZTktOWNmYi1kMzIxODA1YjU2MTIuaHRtbNIBAAWed, 29 May 2019 16:18:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/dozens-of-cows-found-dead-in-barn/article_60aedf6c-822d-11e9-9cfb-d321805b5612.html” target=”_blank”>Dozens of cows found dead in barn | Local News</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Oneonta Daily Star</font><p>Local officials are investigating the deaths of dozens of cows at a farm near Cooperstown Junction.</p>Oneonta Daily StarVideo: Pakistani man rides with cow in the front seat, goes viral – Khaleej Timeshttps://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/pakistan/video-pakistani-man-rides-with-cow-in-the-front-seat-goes-viralCAIiEGDSyY0tAEw8Ddw3mO9-RzUqGAgEKg8IACoHCAowuqefCTDN9W4wlYGfAQWed, 29 May 2019 12:24:16 GMT<a href=”https://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/pakistan/video-pakistani-man-rides-with-cow-in-the-front-seat-goes-viral” target=”_blank”>Video: Pakistani man rides with cow in the front seat, goes viral</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Khaleej Times</font><p>The video clip triggered opinions online. A video of a man in Pakistan riding a cow on his motorbike has gone viral on social media. The video was filmed in rural Pakistan early this month, Daily Mail reported. The man can be comfortably seen riding his two-wheeler with a huge bovine sitting on the fuel tank in the video. The cow, covered in a cloth, looks calm as he accompanies the rider on the bike. The entire incident was shot by a fellow biker who later shared it on social media. Like always, the video triggered opinions online. While few found it funny, others thrashed it and called it…</p>Khaleej TimesPHOTO: Got milk? This cow and calf do. – The Westerly Sunhttps://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/westerly/photo-got-milk-this-cow-and-calf-do/article_f8b78598-802f-11e9-a85c-f7caed0d0b85.htmlCBMiggFodHRwczovL3d3dy50aGV3ZXN0ZXJseXN1bi5jb20vbmV3cy93ZXN0ZXJseS9waG90by1nb3QtbWlsay10aGlzLWNvdy1hbmQtY2FsZi1kby9hcnRpY2xlX2Y4Yjc4NTk4LTgwMmYtMTFlOS1hODVjLWY3Y2FlZDBkMGI4NS5odG1s0gEAMon, 27 May 2019 03:31:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/westerly/photo-got-milk-this-cow-and-calf-do/article_f8b78598-802f-11e9-a85c-f7caed0d0b85.html” target=”_blank”>PHOTO: Got milk? This cow and calf do.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Westerly Sun</font><p>Click here to view this article from westerlysun.com.</p>The Westerly SunCow manure being turned into clean water in Whatcom County – KING5.comhttps://www.king5.com/article/news/local/cow-manure-being-turned-into-clean-water-in-whatcom-county/281-9a05a430-a7e7-4d74-9e02-48538f49a96eCBMijAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5raW5nNS5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9uZXdzL2xvY2FsL2Nvdy1tYW51cmUtYmVpbmctdHVybmVkLWludG8tY2xlYW4td2F0ZXItaW4td2hhdGNvbS1jb3VudHkvMjgxLTlhMDVhNDMwLWE3ZTctNGQ3NC05ZTAyLTQ4NTM4ZjQ5YTk2ZdIBkAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5raW5nNS5jb20vYW1wL2FydGljbGUvbmV3cy9sb2NhbC9jb3ctbWFudXJlLWJlaW5nLXR1cm5lZC1pbnRvLWNsZWFuLXdhdGVyLWluLXdoYXRjb20tY291bnR5LzI4MS05YTA1YTQzMC1hN2U3LTRkNzQtOWUwMi00ODUzOGY0OWE5NmUSat, 01 Jun 2019 03:50:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/cow-manure-being-turned-into-clean-water-in-whatcom-county/281-9a05a430-a7e7-4d74-9e02-48538f49a96e” target=”_blank”>Cow manure being turned into clean water in Whatcom County</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>KING5.com</font><p>The State of Washington has teamed up with local dairy farmers to help improve the quality of our water. They’re turning cow manure into clean water in …</p>KING5.comDairy cow numbers: Map reveals county by county – Agrilandhttps://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/dairy-cow-numbers-map-reveals-county-by-county/CBMiVGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmFncmlsYW5kLmllL2Zhcm1pbmctbmV3cy9kYWlyeS1jb3ctbnVtYmVycy1tYXAtcmV2ZWFscy1jb3VudHktYnktY291bnR5L9IBAAMon, 27 May 2019 05:10:53 GMT<a href=”https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/dairy-cow-numbers-map-reveals-county-by-county/” target=”_blank”>Dairy cow numbers: Map reveals county by county</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Agriland</font><p>Since then milk production has increased by 50% – which is largely due to the increase in cow numbers in the country.</p>Agriland‘Moo’torbike: ‘Pakistani Jugaad’ Video Shows Cow Calmly Riding a Bike with Man – News18https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/mootorbike-pakistani-jugaad-video-shows-cow-calmly-riding-a-bike-with-man-2160855.htmlCBMid2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm5ld3MxOC5jb20vbmV3cy9idXp6L21vb3RvcmJpa2UtcGFraXN0YW5pLWp1Z2FhZC12aWRlby1zaG93cy1jb3ctY2FsbWx5LXJpZGluZy1hLWJpa2Utd2l0aC1tYW4tMjE2MDg1NS5odG1s0gF7aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmV3czE4LmNvbS9hbXAvbmV3cy9idXp6L21vb3RvcmJpa2UtcGFraXN0YW5pLWp1Z2FhZC12aWRlby1zaG93cy1jb3ctY2FsbWx5LXJpZGluZy1hLWJpa2Utd2l0aC1tYW4tMjE2MDg1NS5odG1sMon, 27 May 2019 05:20:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/mootorbike-pakistani-jugaad-video-shows-cow-calmly-riding-a-bike-with-man-2160855.html” target=”_blank”>‘Moo’torbike: ‘Pakistani Jugaad’ Video Shows Cow Calmly Riding a Bike with Man</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>News18</font><p>A Pakistani man was spotted riding with an unusual passenger on his motorbike earlier this month. “Kamaal. Yeh Pakistani jugaad hai, (Awesome, now this is a …</p>News18Holy cow: Cincinnati-area police corral bolting bovine – WXIXhttps://www.fox19.com/2019/05/09/holy-cow-cincinnati-area-police-corral-bolting-bovine/CBMiV2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmZveDE5LmNvbS8yMDE5LzA1LzA5L2hvbHktY293LWNpbmNpbm5hdGktYXJlYS1wb2xpY2UtY29ycmFsLWJvbHRpbmctYm92aW5lL9IBZmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmZveDE5LmNvbS8yMDE5LzA1LzA5L2hvbHktY293LWNpbmNpbm5hdGktYXJlYS1wb2xpY2UtY29ycmFsLWJvbHRpbmctYm92aW5lLz9vdXRwdXRUeXBlPWFtcAThu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.fox19.com/2019/05/09/holy-cow-cincinnati-area-police-corral-bolting-bovine/” target=”_blank”>Holy cow: Cincinnati-area police corral bolting bovine</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>WXIX</font><p>NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) – Have you heard the one about the cow? — It sounds like a line from a joke, but not for Norwood police who had to corral the bolting …</p>WXIXWATCH: Chick fil-A Cow Directs Traffic to Drive-Thru Just Hours After Car Plows Through Restaurant – southernliving.comhttps://www.southernliving.com/news/chick-fil-a-athens-ga-car-crash-cowCBMiR2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnNvdXRoZXJubGl2aW5nLmNvbS9uZXdzL2NoaWNrLWZpbC1hLWF0aGVucy1nYS1jYXItY3Jhc2gtY2930gFGaHR0cDovL2FtcC5zb3V0aGVybmxpdmluZy5jb20vbmV3cy9jaGljay1maWwtYS1hdGhlbnMtZ2EtY2FyLWNyYXNoLWNvdwWed, 29 May 2019 22:33:32 GMT<a href=”https://www.southernliving.com/news/chick-fil-a-athens-ga-car-crash-cow” target=”_blank”>WATCH: Chick fil-A Cow Directs Traffic to Drive-Thru Just Hours After Car Plows Through Restaurant</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>southernliving.com</font><p>Leave it to Chick fil-A to find humor in a scary situation.</p>southernliving.comWestRock Is A Slow-Growing Cash Cow – Seeking Alphahttps://seekingalpha.com/article/4267723-westrock-slow-growing-cash-cowCBMiR2h0dHBzOi8vc2Vla2luZ2FscGhhLmNvbS9hcnRpY2xlLzQyNjc3MjMtd2VzdHJvY2stc2xvdy1ncm93aW5nLWNhc2gtY2930gFLaHR0cHM6Ly9zZWVraW5nYWxwaGEuY29tL2FtcC9hcnRpY2xlLzQyNjc3MjMtd2VzdHJvY2stc2xvdy1ncm93aW5nLWNhc2gtY293Sat, 01 Jun 2019 02:42:00 GMT<a href=”https://seekingalpha.com/article/4267723-westrock-slow-growing-cash-cow” target=”_blank”>WestRock Is A Slow-Growing Cash Cow</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Seeking Alpha</font><p>WestRock has had a lot of changes in the past three years, and for a variety of reasons the stock has been punished to the point that it looks attractive. The c.</p>Seeking AlphaCow comfort on the dairy farm – The Courier Life Newshttps://lacrossetribune.com/cow-comfort-on-the-dairy-farm/video_05319aa0-c4d8-519c-9f3f-5e142fb5514b.htmlCBMiaWh0dHBzOi8vbGFjcm9zc2V0cmlidW5lLmNvbS9jb3ctY29tZm9ydC1vbi10aGUtZGFpcnktZmFybS92aWRlb18wNTMxOWFhMC1jNGQ4LTUxOWMtOWYzZi01ZTE0MmZiNTUxNGIuaHRtbNIBbWh0dHBzOi8vbGFjcm9zc2V0cmlidW5lLmNvbS9jb3ctY29tZm9ydC1vbi10aGUtZGFpcnktZmFybS92aWRlb18wNTMxOWFhMC1jNGQ4LTUxOWMtOWYzZi01ZTE0MmZiNTUxNGIuYW1wLmh0bWwMon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://lacrossetribune.com/cow-comfort-on-the-dairy-farm/video_05319aa0-c4d8-519c-9f3f-5e142fb5514b.html” target=”_blank”>Cow comfort on the dairy farm</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Courier Life News</font><p>Annaliese Wegner of Wegnerlann Dairy, LLC talks about the difference in the treatment of cows today, compared to years ago.</p>The Courier Life NewsCow manure to clean water in Whatcom County – KING5.comhttps://www.king5.com/video/news/local/cow-manure-to-clean-water-in-whatcom-county/281-de2ac7ac-6a7d-424f-90a6-6dc14c26b351CBMie2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lmtpbmc1LmNvbS92aWRlby9uZXdzL2xvY2FsL2Nvdy1tYW51cmUtdG8tY2xlYW4td2F0ZXItaW4td2hhdGNvbS1jb3VudHkvMjgxLWRlMmFjN2FjLTZhN2QtNDI0Zi05MGE2LTZkYzE0YzI2YjM1MdIBAASat, 01 Jun 2019 01:06:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/cow-manure-to-clean-water-in-whatcom-county/281-de2ac7ac-6a7d-424f-90a6-6dc14c26b351″ target=”_blank”>Cow manure to clean water in Whatcom County</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>KING5.com</font><p>The State of Washington is working with local dairy farmers to help improve the quality of our water. KING 5’s Sebastian Robertson gives us an inside look at the …</p>KING5.comDietary fat may play role in lowering dairy cow GHG emissions – FeedNavigator.comhttps://www.feednavigator.com/Article/2019/05/14/Dietary-fat-may-play-role-in-lowering-dairy-cow-GHG-emissionsCBMibmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmZlZWRuYXZpZ2F0b3IuY29tL0FydGljbGUvMjAxOS8wNS8xNC9EaWV0YXJ5LWZhdC1tYXktcGxheS1yb2xlLWluLWxvd2VyaW5nLWRhaXJ5LWNvdy1HSEctZW1pc3Npb25z0gEATue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.feednavigator.com/Article/2019/05/14/Dietary-fat-may-play-role-in-lowering-dairy-cow-GHG-emissions” target=”_blank”>Dietary fat may play role in lowering dairy cow GHG emissions</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>FeedNavigator.com</font><p>Adding supplemental fat to dairy cow diets may reduce cows’ methane yield regardless of grain used in the diet, say researchers. Researchers from Canada and …</p>FeedNavigator.comDHM How To: Prepare Your Cow For Milking – Dairy Herd Managementhttps://www.dairyherd.com/article/dhm-how-prepare-your-cow-milkingCBMiQmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRhaXJ5aGVyZC5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9kaG0taG93LXByZXBhcmUteW91ci1jb3ctbWlsa2luZ9IBAAFri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.dairyherd.com/article/dhm-how-prepare-your-cow-milking” target=”_blank”>DHM How To: Prepare Your Cow For Milking</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Dairy Herd Management</font><p>Use the proper protocols prior to milking to reduce bacteria load on the teat and improve milk quality.</p>Dairy Herd ManagementMart trade: The demand for short-keep cows increases – Agrilandhttps://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/mart-trade-the-demand-for-short-keep-cows-increases/CBMiWWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmFncmlsYW5kLmllL2Zhcm1pbmctbmV3cy9tYXJ0LXRyYWRlLXRoZS1kZW1hbmQtZm9yLXNob3J0LWtlZXAtY293cy1pbmNyZWFzZXMv0gEAWed, 29 May 2019 05:00:44 GMT<a href=”https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/mart-trade-the-demand-for-short-keep-cows-increases/” target=”_blank”>Mart trade: The demand for short-keep cows increases</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Agriland</font><p>Where good-quality, short-keep cows have been presented for sale, these lots have met an increased demand.</p>AgrilandTuesday Storm Blows Cow Barn Onto Road – thejournal-news.nethttp://www.thejournal-news.net/stories/tuesday-storm-blows-cow-barn-onto-road,65613CBMiU2h0dHA6Ly93d3cudGhlam91cm5hbC1uZXdzLm5ldC9zdG9yaWVzL3R1ZXNkYXktc3Rvcm0tYmxvd3MtY293LWJhcm4tb250by1yb2FkLDY1NjEz0gEATue, 28 May 2019 06:02:00 GMT<a href=”http://www.thejournal-news.net/stories/tuesday-storm-blows-cow-barn-onto-road,65613″ target=”_blank”>Tuesday Storm Blows Cow Barn Onto Road</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>thejournal-news.net</font><p>Storms on Tuesday night, May 21, blew a 50-by-280 cow barn onto School House Road, three and a half miles south of Fillmore. The barn, belonging to Aaron …</p>thejournal-news.netMilking it? Ethiopian farmers fight drought with insured cows – Reutershttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-climatechange-insurance/milking-it-ethiopian-farmers-fight-drought-with-insured-cows-idUSKCN1ST0QECBMijgFodHRwczovL3d3dy5yZXV0ZXJzLmNvbS9hcnRpY2xlL3VzLWV0aGlvcGlhLWNsaW1hdGVjaGFuZ2UtaW5zdXJhbmNlL21pbGtpbmctaXQtZXRoaW9waWFuLWZhcm1lcnMtZmlnaHQtZHJvdWdodC13aXRoLWluc3VyZWQtY293cy1pZFVTS0NOMVNUMFFF0gE0aHR0cHM6Ly9tb2JpbGUucmV1dGVycy5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9hbXAvaWRVU0tDTjFTVDBRRQThu, 23 May 2019 07:54:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-climatechange-insurance/milking-it-ethiopian-farmers-fight-drought-with-insured-cows-idUSKCN1ST0QE” target=”_blank”>Milking it? Ethiopian farmers fight drought with insured cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Reuters</font><p>ARBA MINCH, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After farmer Manza Bulacho’s crops were wiped out in a drought that devastated parts of Ethiopia in …</p>ReutersAs cow milk loses popularity, big dairy and plant-based milk makers team up – Los Angeles Timeshttps://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-milk-plant-based-dairy-20190506-story.htmlCAIiELc7F_1vP7ds2tM_TZkmFWAqFggEKg4IACoGCAowjKxcMOvhCzC5zg8Mon, 06 May 2019 23:20:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-milk-plant-based-dairy-20190506-story.html” target=”_blank”>As cow milk loses popularity, big dairy and plant-based milk makers team up</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Los Angeles Times</font><p>Dairy farmers are indignant about beverages being called milks when they are actually made of oats or almonds or sunflower seeds. Even worse, these impostors have been draining the market share of what cows produce. But if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Although farmers loudly voice their complaints about alt-dairy products, conventional processors are starting to churn them out alongside traditional milk, aiming to cash in on their fast-growing popularity in the United States. One of the country’s oldest dairies, HP Hood, has released a product called Planet Oat. The giant dairy cooperative…</p>Los Angeles TimesSwedes gather to see happy cows released after long winter – Euronews Englishhttps://www.euronews.com/2019/05/05/swedes-gather-to-see-happy-cows-released-after-long-winterCAIiEIEUv5o9VJN4Namp7MXccyQqFwgEKg8IACoHCAow-ZzLBzD77Ecw28B5Sun, 05 May 2019 15:42:18 GMT<a href=”https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/05/swedes-gather-to-see-happy-cows-released-after-long-winter” target=”_blank”>Swedes gather to see happy cows released after long winter</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Euronews English</font><p>Around 5,000 people gathered at a Swedish dairy farm on Saturday (May 4) to watch a herd of very ‘happy cows’ jump at their first chance of the year to run free into green pastures after a long, dark winter. Farmer Karin Lindgren, who runs the farm in Vallentuna some 50 kilometres north of Stockholm with her husband Johan, told Reuters that the annual “cow release” is by far the biggest day of the year for farm visitors. Though some of the younger calves were not too happy about being led out for the first time, their older friends were delighted to be released into the sunny outdoors. Just…</p>Euronews EnglishGear mastitis management to dry cows during summer months – Wisconsin State Farmerhttps://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2019/05/29/stepping-up-mastitis-management-dry-cows-during-summer-months/1270487001/CBMieWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndpc2Zhcm1lci5jb20vc3RvcnkvbmV3cy8yMDE5LzA1LzI5L3N0ZXBwaW5nLXVwLW1hc3RpdGlzLW1hbmFnZW1lbnQtZHJ5LWNvd3MtZHVyaW5nLXN1bW1lci1tb250aHMvMTI3MDQ4NzAwMS_SAShodHRwczovL2FtcC53aXNmYXJtZXIuY29tL2FtcC8xMjcwNDg3MDAxWed, 29 May 2019 15:58:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2019/05/29/stepping-up-mastitis-management-dry-cows-during-summer-months/1270487001/” target=”_blank”>Gear mastitis management to dry cows during summer months</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Wisconsin State Farmer</font><p>Dairy cows are at the greatest risk for new mastitis infections during the early and late dry period.</p>Wisconsin State FarmerBorden’s Elsie the Cow Gets a New Look – Dairy Herd Managementhttps://www.dairyherd.com/article/bordens-elsie-cow-gets-new-lookCBMiQWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRhaXJ5aGVyZC5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9ib3JkZW5zLWVsc2llLWNvdy1nZXRzLW5ldy1sb29r0gEAFri, 24 May 2019 17:03:41 GMT<a href=”https://www.dairyherd.com/article/bordens-elsie-cow-gets-new-look” target=”_blank”>Borden’s Elsie the Cow Gets a New Look</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Dairy Herd Management</font><p>Elsie, the iconic spokescow for Borden’s dairy products, is getting a makeover. The new look for Elsie is part of a new marketing campaign with the tagline “Glass …</p>Dairy Herd ManagementAnswer Man: It’s the inorganic cows you have to watch – PostBulletin.comhttps://www.postbulletin.com/news/answer_man/answer-man-it-s-the-inorganic-cows-you-have-to/article_51cc0714-7589-11e9-a5db-ff674be458e5.htmlCBMijQFodHRwczovL3d3dy5wb3N0YnVsbGV0aW4uY29tL25ld3MvYW5zd2VyX21hbi9hbnN3ZXItbWFuLWl0LXMtdGhlLWlub3JnYW5pYy1jb3dzLXlvdS1oYXZlLXRvL2FydGljbGVfNTFjYzA3MTQtNzU4OS0xMWU5LWE1ZGItZmY2NzRiZTQ1OGU1Lmh0bWzSAQAMon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.postbulletin.com/news/answer_man/answer-man-it-s-the-inorganic-cows-you-have-to/article_51cc0714-7589-11e9-a5db-ff674be458e5.html” target=”_blank”>Answer Man: It’s the inorganic cows you have to watch</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>PostBulletin.com</font><p>Editor’s note: This classic Answer Man column first ran on May 2, 2008.</p>PostBulletin.comHoly cow: Why Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher spent $80K to add a promising piece of cattle to his herd – Dallas Newshttps://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2019/05/07/holy-cow-texas-ams-jimbo-fisher-spent-80k-add-promising-piece-cattle-herdCBMikgFodHRwczovL3Nwb3J0c2RheS5kYWxsYXNuZXdzLmNvbS9jb2xsZWdlLXNwb3J0cy9jb2xsZWdlc3BvcnRzLzIwMTkvMDUvMDcvaG9seS1jb3ctdGV4YXMtYW1zLWppbWJvLWZpc2hlci1zcGVudC04MGstYWRkLXByb21pc2luZy1waWVjZS1jYXR0bGUtaGVyZNIBAATue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2019/05/07/holy-cow-texas-ams-jimbo-fisher-spent-80k-add-promising-piece-cattle-herd” target=”_blank”>Holy cow: Why Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher spent $80K to add a promising piece of cattle to his herd</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Dallas News</font><p>Jimbo Fisher woke up and drove roughly an hour northwest of College Station in hopes of landing one of his most prized targets this offseason.The…</p>Dallas NewsSeaweed diet could help curb global warming by eliminating gas from cows – 10Newshttps://www.10news.com/news/local-news/seaweed-diet-could-help-curb-global-warming-by-eliminating-gas-from-cowsCBMib2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LjEwbmV3cy5jb20vbmV3cy9sb2NhbC1uZXdzL3NlYXdlZWQtZGlldC1jb3VsZC1oZWxwLWN1cmItZ2xvYmFsLXdhcm1pbmctYnktZWxpbWluYXRpbmctZ2FzLWZyb20tY293c9IBAAFri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/seaweed-diet-could-help-curb-global-warming-by-eliminating-gas-from-cows” target=”_blank”>Seaweed diet could help curb global warming by eliminating gas from cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>10News</font><p>LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) – Getting cows to burp and pass gas less could be vital to curbing global warming. Now, researchers at the Scripps Institution of …</p>10NewsVentilation should focus on cow needs, not cost – Hoard’s Dairymanhttps://hoards.com/article-25534-ventilation-should-focus-on-cow-needs-not-cost.htmlCBMiVGh0dHBzOi8vaG9hcmRzLmNvbS9hcnRpY2xlLTI1NTM0LXZlbnRpbGF0aW9uLXNob3VsZC1mb2N1cy1vbi1jb3ctbmVlZHMtbm90LWNvc3QuaHRtbNIBAAFri, 24 May 2019 11:37:30 GMT<a href=”https://hoards.com/article-25534-ventilation-should-focus-on-cow-needs-not-cost.html” target=”_blank”>Ventilation should focus on cow needs, not cost</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Hoard’s Dairyman</font><p>A ventilation system for adult dairy cows must provide *fresh* air year-round and fast-moving air in the resting space to aid summertime cooling.</p>Hoard’s DairymanOld Cows Are the Newest Thing in Texas Beef – Texas Monthlyhttps://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/old-cows-texas-steaks-heartbrand/CBMiQmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRleGFzbW9udGhseS5jb20vYmJxL29sZC1jb3dzLXRleGFzLXN0ZWFrcy1oZWFydGJyYW5kL9IBRmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRleGFzbW9udGhseS5jb20vYmJxL29sZC1jb3dzLXRleGFzLXN0ZWFrcy1oZWFydGJyYW5kL2FtcC8Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/old-cows-texas-steaks-heartbrand/” target=”_blank”>Old Cows Are the Newest Thing in Texas Beef</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Texas Monthly</font><p>Most American steaks come from young cattle. HeartBrand, in Harwood, is trying to create a market for cuts from more mature animals.</p>Texas MonthlyThe Hour of Lynching: the killing of Muslim cow farmers in India – The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/may/24/the-hour-of-lynching-the-killing-of-muslim-cow-farmers-in-indiaCBMibGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRoZWd1YXJkaWFuLmNvbS9uZXdzLzIwMTkvbWF5LzI0L3RoZS1ob3VyLW9mLWx5bmNoaW5nLXRoZS1raWxsaW5nLW9mLW11c2xpbS1jb3ctZmFybWVycy1pbi1pbmRpYdIBbGh0dHBzOi8vYW1wLnRoZWd1YXJkaWFuLmNvbS9uZXdzLzIwMTkvbWF5LzI0L3RoZS1ob3VyLW9mLWx5bmNoaW5nLXRoZS1raWxsaW5nLW9mLW11c2xpbS1jb3ctZmFybWVycy1pbi1pbmRpYQFri, 24 May 2019 12:17:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/may/24/the-hour-of-lynching-the-killing-of-muslim-cow-farmers-in-india” target=”_blank”>The Hour of Lynching: the killing of Muslim cow farmers in India</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Guardian</font><p>A new Guardian documentary examines vigilante violence against Muslims in India through the story of Rakbar, a farmer killed by a Hindu mob.</p>The GuardianFloating Farm in Rotterdam is now home to 32 cows – Dezeenhttps://www.dezeen.com/2019/05/24/floating-farm-rotterdam-climate-change-cows-dairy/CBMiVGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRlemVlbi5jb20vMjAxOS8wNS8yNC9mbG9hdGluZy1mYXJtLXJvdHRlcmRhbS1jbGltYXRlLWNoYW5nZS1jb3dzLWRhaXJ5L9IBWGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRlemVlbi5jb20vMjAxOS8wNS8yNC9mbG9hdGluZy1mYXJtLXJvdHRlcmRhbS1jbGltYXRlLWNoYW5nZS1jb3dzLWRhaXJ5L2FtcC8Fri, 24 May 2019 09:00:41 GMT<a href=”https://www.dezeen.com/2019/05/24/floating-farm-rotterdam-climate-change-cows-dairy/” target=”_blank”>Floating Farm in Rotterdam is now home to 32 cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Dezeen</font><p>The Floating Farm has opened in Rotterdam with 32 resident cows, showing how dairy farming can be less vulnerable to climate change.</p>DezeenToxic Plants Suspected of Killing Cows in Four Corners – Drovers Magazinehttps://www.drovers.com/article/toxic-plants-suspected-killing-cows-four-cornersCBMiUGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRyb3ZlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvdG94aWMtcGxhbnRzLXN1c3BlY3RlZC1raWxsaW5nLWNvd3MtZm91ci1jb3JuZXJz0gEAWed, 29 May 2019 17:03:16 GMT<a href=”https://www.drovers.com/article/toxic-plants-suspected-killing-cows-four-corners” target=”_blank”>Toxic Plants Suspected of Killing Cows in Four Corners</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Drovers Magazine</font><p>Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a …</p>Drovers MagazineThe Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own – The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/books/review/cult-of-the-dead-cow-joseph-menn.htmlCAIiEDdudwRswINr6HOdLv-Xa64qFwgEKg8IACoHCAowjuuKAzCWrzww14QYFri, 31 May 2019 09:00:02 GMT<a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/books/review/cult-of-the-dead-cow-joseph-menn.html” target=”_blank”>The Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The New York Times</font><p>CULT OF THE DEAD COW How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World By Joseph Menn Our story begins at the end, at a fund-raiser for Beto O’Rourke. The attendees are drawn from the Bay Area start-up and tech security world and the host is Adam O’Donnell, an early member of the “original hacking supergroup,” the Cult of the Dead Cow. A cow skull hangs in the hallway as a reminder to those familiar with the group’s underground origins — like O’Rourke himself, another early member once known by his handle Psychedelic Warlord. The co-host is Facebook’s chief security officer, Ale…</p>The New York TimesFirefighters help moo-ve cow after it gets stuck in a bog – Press and Journalhttps://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1761461/firefighters-help-moo-ve-cow-after-it-gets-stuck-in-a-bog/CBMidmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnByZXNzYW5kam91cm5hbC5jby51ay9mcC9uZXdzL2hpZ2hsYW5kcy8xNzYxNDYxL2ZpcmVmaWdodGVycy1oZWxwLW1vby12ZS1jb3ctYWZ0ZXItaXQtZ2V0cy1zdHVjay1pbi1hLWJvZy_SAXpodHRwczovL3d3dy5wcmVzc2FuZGpvdXJuYWwuY28udWsvZnAvbmV3cy9oaWdobGFuZHMvMTc2MTQ2MS9maXJlZmlnaHRlcnMtaGVscC1tb28tdmUtY293LWFmdGVyLWl0LWdldHMtc3R1Y2staW4tYS1ib2cvYW1wLwThu, 30 May 2019 20:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1761461/firefighters-help-moo-ve-cow-after-it-gets-stuck-in-a-bog/” target=”_blank”>Firefighters help moo-ve cow after it gets stuck in a bog</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Press and Journal</font><p>Firefighters frantically worked to save a cow after it became trapped in a bog near the Kyle of Lochalsh. One crew from the area was sent to Balmacara alongside …</p>Press and JournalInternet rallies to support Nunes cow parody Twitter account – Roll Callhttps://www.rollcall.com/news/internet-rallies-support-nunes-cow-parody-twitter-accountCBMiV2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnJvbGxjYWxsLmNvbS9uZXdzL2ludGVybmV0LXJhbGxpZXMtc3VwcG9ydC1udW5lcy1jb3ctcGFyb2R5LXR3aXR0ZXItYWNjb3VudNIBAATue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.rollcall.com/news/internet-rallies-support-nunes-cow-parody-twitter-account” target=”_blank”>Internet rallies to support Nunes cow parody Twitter account</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Roll Call</font><p>The Twitter account of the country’s most famous cow since Mrs. O’Leary’s is now under threat from people trying to get it shut down, according to @DevinCow, …</p>Roll CallA U.S.-funded nuclear project to zap a killer fly into extinction is saving West Africa’s cows – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/a-us-funded-nuclear-project-to-zap-a-killer-fly-into-extinction-is-saving-west-africas-cows/2019/05/31/12f92626-7713-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.htmlCAIiELI7LXa7gF187wJldGVi9fsqGAgEKg8IACoHCAowjtSUCjC30XQwzqe5AQFri, 31 May 2019 19:36:41 GMT<a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/a-us-funded-nuclear-project-to-zap-a-killer-fly-into-extinction-is-saving-west-africas-cows/2019/05/31/12f92626-7713-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.html” target=”_blank”>A U.S.-funded nuclear project to zap a killer fly into extinction is saving West Africa’s cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>The Washington Post</font><p>Arouna Sow, 55, worried his family would starve when the animals got sick three years ago. Their eyes grew teary, their fur clumped off, their ribs poked out, their milk dried up — all because of the tsetse fly’s toxic bite, which kills an estimated 3 million livestock annually in sub-Saharan Africa. Farmers here used to count on losing pounds of valuable beef to the fingernail-size pest. Then veterinarians in the West African country teamed up with researchers in Austria, who work on a little-known project funded entirely by the United States. “I can feed my kids and afford health insuranc…</p>The Washington PostCow & Gate in baby food recall from major supermarkets – BBC Newshttps://www.bbc.com/news/business-48266600CBMiKmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJiYy5jb20vbmV3cy9idXNpbmVzcy00ODI2NjYwMNIBLmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJiYy5jb20vbmV3cy9hbXAvYnVzaW5lc3MtNDgyNjY2MDATue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48266600″ target=”_blank”>Cow & Gate in baby food recall from major supermarkets</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>BBC News</font><p>The company says a baby food product – Cheesy Broccoli Bake – may contain fragments of rubber.</p>BBC NewsSassy Cow Creamery begins store expansion project in rural Columbus – Columbus Journalhttps://www.wiscnews.com/columbusjournal/news/local/sassy-cow-creamery-begins-store-expansion-project-in-rural-columbus/article_97904687-3f34-5f28-b475-07966d0b1848.htmlCBMiqQFodHRwczovL3d3dy53aXNjbmV3cy5jb20vY29sdW1idXNqb3VybmFsL25ld3MvbG9jYWwvc2Fzc3ktY293LWNyZWFtZXJ5LWJlZ2lucy1zdG9yZS1leHBhbnNpb24tcHJvamVjdC1pbi1ydXJhbC1jb2x1bWJ1cy9hcnRpY2xlXzk3OTA0Njg3LTNmMzQtNWYyOC1iNDc1LTA3OTY2ZDBiMTg0OC5odG1s0gEAThu, 30 May 2019 19:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wiscnews.com/columbusjournal/news/local/sassy-cow-creamery-begins-store-expansion-project-in-rural-columbus/article_97904687-3f34-5f28-b475-07966d0b1848.html” target=”_blank”>Sassy Cow Creamery begins store expansion project in rural Columbus</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Columbus Journal</font><p>Having outgrown its current space, Sassy Cow Creamery is working on an expansion project.</p>Columbus JournalUdderly disgusting! Projectile pooping dairy cow spatters unfortunate farmer with a face full of muck – Daily Mailhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7059981/Udderly-gross-Projectile-pooping-dairy-cow-spatters-unfortunate-farmer-face-muck.htmlCAIiEGxNKxjQJawLc7lCnHbqeeAqGQgEKhAIACoHCAowzuOICzCZ4ocDMJ3joAYWed, 22 May 2019 21:13:54 GMT<a href=”https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7059981/Udderly-gross-Projectile-pooping-dairy-cow-spatters-unfortunate-farmer-face-muck.html” target=”_blank”>Udderly disgusting! Projectile pooping dairy cow spatters unfortunate farmer with a face full of muck</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Daily Mail</font><p>An Iowa farmer’s Monday morning started on a bad note last week when one of his dairy cows decided to shower him with a stinky, unwelcome surprise. Karter Kilburg was cleaning out a shed at his farm in Bellevue on May 13, when one of his cows began to poop. Unfortunately for Kilburg, he was standing directly in the line of fire. The young farmer uploaded a video of the amusing incident to Twitter, insisting he ‘didn’t even stand a chance.’ In the footage, the cow can be seen walking away from Kilburg as he moves to sweep up a vacant feeding station. But in the first few waves of his broom, …</p>Daily MailPolice: Roaming cows in Murrysville spotted on Trefoil Drive – TribLIVE – Tribune-Reviewhttps://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/police-roaming-cows-in-murrysville-spotted-on-trefoil-drive/CBMiZGh0dHBzOi8vdHJpYmxpdmUuY29tL2xvY2FsL3dlc3Rtb3JlbGFuZC9wb2xpY2Utcm9hbWluZy1jb3dzLWluLW11cnJ5c3ZpbGxlLXNwb3R0ZWQtb24tdHJlZm9pbC1kcml2ZS_SAQATue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/police-roaming-cows-in-murrysville-spotted-on-trefoil-drive/” target=”_blank”>Police: Roaming cows in Murrysville spotted on Trefoil Drive</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>TribLIVE – Tribune-Review</font><p>Several black Angus cows that have been spotted roaming Murrysville during the past few weeks were seen Tuesday morning in a Trefoil Drive front yard, …</p>TribLIVE – Tribune-ReviewInvasion of the Cow Snatchers Review – Pixelkinhttps://pixelkin.org/2019/05/29/invasion-of-the-cow-snatchers-review/CBMiRWh0dHBzOi8vcGl4ZWxraW4ub3JnLzIwMTkvMDUvMjkvaW52YXNpb24tb2YtdGhlLWNvdy1zbmF0Y2hlcnMtcmV2aWV3L9IBAAWed, 29 May 2019 21:28:11 GMT<a href=”https://pixelkin.org/2019/05/29/invasion-of-the-cow-snatchers-review/” target=”_blank”>Invasion of the Cow Snatchers Review</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Pixelkin</font><p>Using only a handful of plastic pieces, a modular 3D board, and a deck of cards, Invasion of the Cow Snatchers provides an impressive array of puzzles.</p>PixelkinLoose cow slows up traffic on Route 12 – WKTVhttps://www.wktv.com/content/news/Loose-cow-slows-up-traffic-on-Route-12-510200231.htmlCBMiV2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LndrdHYuY29tL2NvbnRlbnQvbmV3cy9Mb29zZS1jb3ctc2xvd3MtdXAtdHJhZmZpYy1vbi1Sb3V0ZS0xMi01MTAyMDAyMzEuaHRtbNIBNWh0dHA6Ly93d3cud2t0di5jb20vdGVtcGxhdGVzL0FNUD9jb250ZW50SUQ9NTEwMjAwMjMxTue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wktv.com/content/news/Loose-cow-slows-up-traffic-on-Route-12-510200231.html” target=”_blank”>Loose cow slows up traffic on Route 12</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>WKTV</font><p>BARNEVELD, NY – Things were slow moo-ving on Route 12 near Barneveld Monday. Traffic was slowed to a crawl after reports of at least one cow, possibly …</p>WKTVIncreasing production potential in mature cows – Wisconsin State Farmerhttps://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2019/05/30/how-increase-production-potential-mature-cows/1288945001/CBMiaWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndpc2Zhcm1lci5jb20vc3RvcnkvbmV3cy8yMDE5LzA1LzMwL2hvdy1pbmNyZWFzZS1wcm9kdWN0aW9uLXBvdGVudGlhbC1tYXR1cmUtY293cy8xMjg4OTQ1MDAxL9IBKGh0dHBzOi8vYW1wLndpc2Zhcm1lci5jb20vYW1wLzEyODg5NDUwMDEThu, 30 May 2019 18:30:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2019/05/30/how-increase-production-potential-mature-cows/1288945001/” target=”_blank”>Increasing production potential in mature cows</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Wisconsin State Farmer</font><p>When it comes to herd replacements and profitability, it can be hard to balance the equation and come out on top. In current markets, the expense of purchasing …</p>Wisconsin State FarmerAsda, Morrisons, Cow & Gate and Lidl urgently recalling these products over safety fears – Chronicle Livehttps://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/asda-morrisons-lidl-product-recall-16362777CAIiEBmFNCjl4nhtRwJ503OU-DEqGQgEKhAIACoHCAow18_7CjCAwPQCMMq-0wUSat, 01 Jun 2019 08:08:15 GMT<a href=”https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/asda-morrisons-lidl-product-recall-16362777″ target=”_blank”>Asda, Morrisons, Cow & Gate and Lidl urgently recalling these products over safety fears</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Chronicle Live</font><p>These major retailers have recalled products over fears they may pose a health risk. The Food Standards Agency has issued a warning on a range of items, including hazelnut spread, potatoes and cereal bars. Here is a list of items currently included on the list: McCain Foods – McCain Hash Browns McCain Foods is recalling McCain Hash Browns because they may contain small pieces of plastic. The presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat. Only packs sized 625g which were produced between the times 12:00 – 23:59 with the batch code W25032019 are affected. Toby Carvery offering FREE kin…</p>Chronicle LiveWatch: Cow invasion at BBC Nolan’s ‘Fantasy Island’ home – Belfast Telegraphhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/watch-cow-invasion-at-bbc-nolans-fantasy-island-home-38159291.htmlCBMie2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJlbGZhc3R0ZWxlZ3JhcGguY28udWsvbmV3cy9ub3J0aGVybi1pcmVsYW5kL3dhdGNoLWNvdy1pbnZhc2lvbi1hdC1iYmMtbm9sYW5zLWZhbnRhc3ktaXNsYW5kLWhvbWUtMzgxNTkyOTEuaHRtbNIBe2h0dHBzOi8vYW1wLmJlbGZhc3R0ZWxlZ3JhcGguY28udWsvbmV3cy9ub3J0aGVybi1pcmVsYW5kL3dhdGNoLWNvdy1pbnZhc2lvbi1hdC1iYmMtbm9sYW5zLWZhbnRhc3ktaXNsYW5kLWhvbWUtMzgxNTkyOTEuaHRtbAWed, 29 May 2019 09:27:05 GMT<a href=”https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/watch-cow-invasion-at-bbc-nolans-fantasy-island-home-38159291.html” target=”_blank”>Watch: Cow invasion at BBC Nolan’s ‘Fantasy Island’ home</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Belfast Telegraph</font><p>Broadcaster Stephen Nolan got a shock on Wednesday morning when a herd a cows attempted to invade his home.</p>Belfast TelegraphCows Set Sail at World’s First Floating Dairy – Dairy Herd Managementhttps://www.dairyherd.com/article/cows-set-sail-worlds-first-floating-dairyCBMiS2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRhaXJ5aGVyZC5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9jb3dzLXNldC1zYWlsLXdvcmxkcy1maXJzdC1mbG9hdGluZy1kYWlyedIBAAWed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.dairyherd.com/article/cows-set-sail-worlds-first-floating-dairy” target=”_blank”>Cows Set Sail at World’s First Floating Dairy</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>Dairy Herd Management</font><p>Earning their sea legs, 32 cows have made agricultural history after boarding the world’s first floating dairy farm located in the Netherlands.</p>Dairy Herd ManagementHow do you know if a cow is happy? – WCAXhttps://www.wcax.com/content/news/How-do-you-know-if-a-cow-is-happy-509771741.htmlCBMiUmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LndjYXguY29tL2NvbnRlbnQvbmV3cy9Ib3ctZG8teW91LWtub3ctaWYtYS1jb3ctaXMtaGFwcHktNTA5NzcxNzQxLmh0bWzSAQAFri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT<a href=”https://www.wcax.com/content/news/How-do-you-know-if-a-cow-is-happy-509771741.html” target=”_blank”>How do you know if a cow is happy?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color=”#6f6f6f”>WCAX</font><p>RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. 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'Do you want … to cuddle a cow?' – Berkshire Eagle

By Margaret Button, The Berkshire Eagle

An email from Lindsey Hollenbaugh, managing editor of features, the Thursday before Memorial Day had as a subject line, “Do you want … to cuddle a cow?”

Knowing Lindsey’s penchant for assigning me “say, what?” stories, I pondered the question before opening her email. The idea of getting up close and personal with a bovine had never crossed my mind. I have nothing against cows and enjoy seeing them dotting the Berkshire hillsides and meadows. Cuddle with them? Hmm, I’ve cuddled with many dogs (no cats, I’m allergic to them), my son when he was little, and my husband and a few boyfriends before I met him.

Cuddle a cow? No, I don’t think so (which, by the way, was one of the quick replies Google suggested I send back to Lindsey).

I opened the email and found Lindsey had sent me a link to Hancock Shaker Village’s newest program, Calf Cuddling. Whoa, stop the presses. A calf is quite different from a full-grown cow. I’d never thought about cuddling with a calf either, but what the heck? All babies and baby animals are cute. Hadn’t I once tried to sneak a piglet out in my purse during an interview for the village’s Baby Animals program?

I emailed Amanda Powers, director of communications at Hancock Shaker Village, and she arranged a play date for me.

The cuddling program came out of the village’s goat yoga program, according to Powers, and offers another opportunity for human and animal connections. She added calves were chosen for the cuddling program due to their higher body temperature and lower heart rate than humans.

“It’s calming. Hopefully, the person’s heart rate will unison with the calf,” said Allyson “Allie” Kowalczyk, the village’s livestock manager. “It’s another way to connect to the farm. It’s more than just petting the animals, like with Baby Animals, it’s more about caring for the animals like we do. It gives you a sense of stepping into the muck boots of farmers.”

The cuddling program kicked off Sunday, May 19, but for some reason the people never showed. “Last weekend [Memorial Day], we had a great couple, who were super interactive. They asked lots of questions, which led to more questions about the farm,” Kowalczyk said.

The morning of my calf cuddling date found me sitting on the side of my bed wondering: What does one wear when cuddling a calf? Jeans were a definite, but do calves drool, like to chew on dangling things or spit up like a human baby? Not knowing, I took the safe route and donned a comfortable sweatshirt and a pair of sneakers.

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Powers met me in the parking lot and we set off for the barn annex, where my date was waiting for me. At the barn, Kowalczyk went to a pen to get my date — Bruiser, a 3- to 4-month-old Jersey or part-Jersey calf orphan, who was given to the village from an area farm. Kowalczyk led him on a long leash out of the barn and into the enclosed pasture, where he proceeded to kick up his heels and run around her in circles — completely ignoring me and mooing in protest if I got too close. Not to worry, it wasn’t the first time a blind date was less than ecstatic to meet me.

Kowalczyk brought out her secret weapon, a large bottle with milk in it and Bruiser settled down to greedily drink his milk. I took over the feeding and we gazed into each other’s eyes as he sucked on the bottle. Bruiser is chestnut-colored with one tiny vertical white strip near his tail and has large velvety brown eyes with lush long lashes. It was love at first sight for me. (The other calves in the program are Stanley, a 4- to 6-month old and a month-old heifer calf coming soon from another farm to her permanent home at the village.)

While we were in the pasture, Bruiser checked out his friends — goats peeking through an abutting wire enclosure, a chicken strutting a little way off and a pair of American turkeys, Benjamin and Franklin, who persisted in trying to sit on Kowalczyk’s boot-clad feet. All I can say is, thank goodness their namesake lost his campaign to make the turkey the national bird over the bald eagle. They are homely! (Sorry, guys …)

In the Calf Cuddling sessions (limited to only one one-hour session per week and two people per session), people have the opportunity to bottle-feed the calf, brush the calf and walk and/or play with the calf. Bruiser and I decided to simply stick with a lot of ear rubs, nose rubs and scratches along his sides and back, much like I do my yellow Labrador retriever at home. (Did you know cows shed fur like dogs?) And, like my Lab, Bruiser relaxed and leaned trustingly into my legs. My heart melted.

All too soon, it was time for Bruiser to go back into the barn, which he did reluctantly, mooing in protest at losing his freedom.

Kowalczyk has been on the job for “only two or three weeks.” She graduated from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton and earned a degree from Morrisville (N.Y.) State College in agriculture and business management. “The best part of my job is educating the community,” she said.

Her favorite animal? Sorry Bruiser, she may like you, but chickens are her favorite, especially those in the village’s Hatched program, in which eggs are brought to area schools, and returned after they hatch.

“They are really connected to me,” she said. “Like, ‘Here comes Allie, it’s time for our feed!'” She added she liked collecting eggs at the village. “There are so many varieties of chickens and the eggs come in so many sizes and colors.”

Like most farmers, Kowalczyk holds off on giving animals names, saying she only names goats and cows — and a chicken, Broken Foot.

“His foot isn’t really broken,” she said, “it’s just not normal.”

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Pregnancy diagnosis in your cow calf herd – Tri-State Livestock News

Early pregnancy diagnosis and being able to identify AI sired calves from calves sired by clean-up bulls is crucial for maximizing herd productivity and increasing economic return from your cows. Current methods for pregnancy diagnosis include: observation for return to estrus, rectal palpation, transrectal ultrasonography, and most recently blood tests for specific antigens. Blood tests to detect pregnancy are of interest because they can be more cost effective, as they do not require the specialized equipment or specialized training. The specific antigens in blood that these tests detect are called pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) and they can be used to determine pregnancy status as early as 28 days post-breeding. Pregnancy associated glycoproteins originate from the placenta and can be detected in the cow’s blood after the conceptus attaches to the uterus. Based on this knowledge multiple blood tests for early detection of pregnancy in cattle are now commercially available.

If you are thinking of switching to using blood tests to determine pregnancy a few important questions arise. Will this test be as accurate as a trained professional using transrectal ultrasonography? Will this test detect early embryonic loss? With these questions in mind, a recent retrospective study was conducted at South Dakota State University to determine the accuracy and abilities of these tests. Two commercially available blood tests were analyzed in comparison to transrectal ultrasonography conducted 28-40 days post AI, blood samples were collected at the time of ultrasonography, in a total of 12 herds.

Both blood tests were able to determine pregnancy status at 28 days post-AI, or shortly after the conceptus attached to the uterus. Additionally, these tests were able to separate AI pregnancies from natural service pregnancies when AI pregnancies were at or greater than 28 days and natural service pregnancies were less than 25 days. Both pregnancy detection blood tests were also in very good agreement with transrectal ultrasonography, with the both tests producing results similar to ultrasonography in the percent of cows correctly identified as pregnant or open. Both pregnancy tests were also sensitive enough to retrospectively detect differences in PAG concentrations among animals that experienced embryonic loss. However, most of these animals would have been classified as pregnant at time of sample collection. Therefore, the use of these blood pregnancy tests to predict embryonic loss in cattle is not suggested.

In a production setting several options are available to determine pregnancy status in cattle. The mentioned study demonstrated that commercially available blood tests can be used to determine AI conception rates as early as 28 days post-AI with a single blood sample and without the need for specialized equipment. However, before switching to solely blood-based pregnancy testing it is important to assess the various pros and cons and evaluate whether this truly is the right move for your operation. With blood-based pregnancy tests there is no need to palpate early pregnant cows and heifers, effectively removing the need for specialized equipment. Conversely, by using rectal palpation and/or transrectal ultrasonography many reproductive structures can be monitored to diagnosis other reproductive problems that may be occurring. Furthermore the age of the fetus can be determine to allow for grouping of animals to better manage labor at calving.

Therefore, the most practical application of these blood-based pregnancy test might be for determining AI conception rates (~28 days after AI), and then to follow up by having your veterinarian determine pregnancy after the breeding season has concluded. This way cows can be grouped based on gestational age, additionally at this time other reproductive concerns based on any embryonic loss that may have occurred can be determined. Thus combining this technology with the expertise of your local veterinarian can improve the overall reproductive efficiency in your herd.

–SDSU Extension

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