A Chicago man ran the Boston Marathon with a cow heart valve 11 weeks after open-heart surgery. 13 years later, he’s running for another milestone. – Chicago Tribune

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Escaped cows run through Miami Lakes. It caused quite a cow-motion (get it?) – Miami Herald

Video shows escaped cows roaming Miami Lakes

A herd of cows was spotted roaming the streets of Miami Lakes on Friday, April 12, 2019.

A herd of cows was spotted roaming the streets of Miami Lakes on Friday, April 12, 2019.

A bunch of cows got loose from their pasture and took a brisk walk through the streets of Miami Lakes Friday morning.

Witness Yaidel Viera, with the handle @YaidelLifestyle, posted a video of the commotion (cowmotion?) and it quickly took on a life of its own.

His caption: “The cows in Miami Lakes had enough.”

A spokeswoman for the Town of Miami Lakes explained how the chaos occurred on Commerce Way, west of the Palmetto Expressway.

“A caretaker went in to the field to give them feed and fresh water and must have left the gate open,” she told the Miami Herald. “For about 10 to 15 minutes, the cows were out in the streets, but he was able to corral them pretty quickly.”

She added that police were called but that by the time they arrived on site, the cows were back in the field.

“It was a funny scene,” she said. “This is the first time we’ve heard anything like this happen. A fun day.”

Mayor of Miami Lakes Manny Cid tweeted for people to stay away from the area until the cows, um, came home.

A post on the Town of Miami Lakes’ Facebook page shared the video with the caption: “Miami Lakes cows created quite a stir this morning.”

Commenters were both concerned and amused.

“I always visit those cows with my pooches. We love them. I hope they made it back home safe.”

“Hahaha wish I was there to see this. This is AWESOME.”

Another posted two cow emojis (yes, they exist).

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These British cows got access to 5G before most people – Engadget

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There’s plenty of speculation around how 5G will impact our daily lives — from enabling self-driving cars to seemingly instant downloads. But we might learn how it will impact cows before most humans put it to the test. In southwest England, 50 dairy cattle are now wearing high-speed smart collars that control robotic milking systems. It’s both a way to test 5G’s potential in agriculture and to publicize one of Cisco Systems Inc.’s rural network trials.

More importantly, it’s an opportunity to see how 5G might transmit data between sensors faster than a rural broadband connection. It sounds fairly straightforward: when a cow enters a milking station, its collar alerts the machine to begin pumping. Of course, tracking animals with connected devices is nothing new, and we’ve seen plenty of advanced technology make its way into the agriculture industry. As it does elsewhere, 5G simply promises to make these applications faster and easier.

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Drovers TV: Ongoing Weather Impacts Cattle Markets; CA Cattle Council – Drovers Magazine

Weather continues to have an influence on the cattle market as adverse weather like the most recent “bomb cyclone” to hit the Midwest slow the rate that some fed cattle are finished. Rain and snow throughout much of the cattle feeding region of the U.S. during the winter and start of spring have pushed down the weight of fed cattle exiting feedlots.

Ted Seifried, chief market strategist and vice president of Zaner Ag Hedge, believes that lower out weights on cattle should probably be expected, resulting in a lower beef supply and inversely higher prices in the short term. The state of the hog market is something else Seifried says cattle producers should watch.

“Longer term, once we get the weather out of the way this is sort of the season timeframe where we could see cattle roll over to the downside,” Seifried cautions.

California Cattlemen Approve $1 Per Head Funding For Cattle Council

California’s Cattle Council will soon begin funding programs designed to help consumers understand the positive role cattle and beef production play in the environment, and other issues.

For more on Seifried’s thoughts about the cattle market and what is happening with the new California Cattle Council watch the video above from AgDay.

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Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak, officials say – WDSU New Orleans

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  1. Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak, officials say  WDSU New Orleans
  2. Food-poisoning outbreak that has sickened over 100 people in 6 states is likely from ground beef  NBCNews.com
  3. CDC blames ground beef on mystery E. Coli outbreak that sickened dozens of people in 6 states  Washington Post
  4. E. coli mystery solved: Ground beef is source of outbreak, CDC says  CNN
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Cattle Market Wrap-up | Cull cow prices perk up – Beef Magazine

Feeder cattle receipts at the test auctions were 32,800 head, 2,000 lower than last week. However, it was 7,000 higher than last year which has been the case lately. That’s because of much better wheat pasture conditions this year which have been holding a lot more cattle. Prices were either side of steady but lighter-weight yearlings were steady to $2 per cwt higher.

Slaughter cow numbers at the test auctions increased a little on the heels of higher prices. The slaughter cow prices were steady to $4 per cwt higher with much more active bidding after the packing plants plowed through big numbers of cows from the flooded areas. Cow meat prices started to improve after being steady during the big numbers from the flooded areas and are starting to get close to last year now.

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A blind cow, camping and tours — award-winning family dairy shares its story of survival – ABC News

An award-winning dairy farm is promoting education over activism, welcoming campers to their lush property to diversify their business and raise awareness of their industry.

dairy key points

Key points:

  • The dairy farm has about 450 cows on the property, and people are invited to visit and experience life on the farm
  • Jess the blind Jersey cow navigates dams, fences and trees on the property
  • The family want to educate people about where their milk comes from

“We’re not as bad as what some of these animal liberationists all think, ‘You know we’re mean and evil,’ well that’s not the case,” Shane Paulger said, as visitors watched his wife Karen bring the cows into the milking bails.

“For too long we [farmers] have taken for granted that the consumer understands us, and they do feel for us a lot of time with drought and floods and fires and so on,” he said.

About 450 cows are milked twice daily in the peak autumn season at Adadale Jersey and Holsteins, near Kenilworth, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Up to 2.5 million litres of milk are produced during the season on the 235-hectare property.

The Paulger family’s care for their animals goes the extra distance, evidenced by their care for Jess, a blind Jersey cow.

“Jess is special, she just has so much character,” farm worker Liam Kirk said.

The former city slicker, who left Brisbane to take on a job at the dairy farm, called out Jess’s name to make sure she took her place with the other pregnant cows at feeding time in the top paddock.

Blind from birth

The five-year-old cow navigates dams, fences and trees with ease, following her mates through paddocks.

“We introduced a bull from Canada through semen many years ago, unbeknownst to us that he bred a lot of blind animals across the world,” Mr Paulger said.

“We being softies with our animals, we just didn’t have the heart to put her down and believe me she survives very well.

“She’s not in any pain or anything, she’s having a great life, she’s up there munching away on her hay and feed and she just seems to wander around and enjoy life.”

Mr Paulger shared the story of how his parents, Stan and Maureen, built the Jersey and Holstein farm up from humble beginnings to an award-winning dairy that continued to win prizes at state and national shows.

“They drove 36 cows down the road from Woli Mountain and brought them into this property and developed what is one of the most picturesque and productive dairy farms in Queensland,” Mr Paulger said.

“We’re very proud of our achievements — we’ve got wonderful cows.”

Guests learn that the gestation period for a pregnant cow is about the same as for a human, and that the cows are fed a special diet of salts to build up their calcium reserves.

“My father and myself and my family have been very stringent and strict on stud and type with tremendous success in the show rings around the country, but our cows do last longer because they’re built the right way, the type — that’s mammary systems and structure and legs and feet are all structurally very sound,” Mr Paulger said.

“Our herd is actually recognised across the country as one of the best herds in Australia.”

Mr Paulger did not shy away from explaining the realities of animal management on a dairy.

At Adadale, cows are kept to an average of 12-13 years of age before they are culled from the herd.

“It’s an unfortunate process, people might say that it’s a bit rough, but we can’t afford to feed cows that aren’t producing,” Mr Paulger said.

“They’re all herd recorded and we keep data on them, and if they’ve got suspect milk that’s not the highest quality they might be culled on that.

“They might be culled on other things but it’s mainly all around productivity because, as I said, this is a very, very tough business we’re in, the margins are so skinny.”

The Paulgers’ farm enjoyed recent rain, but drought along the eastern seaboard meant they had the added expense of sourcing feed from as far away as Western Australia.

Mr Paulger praised independent processor Maleny Dairies, which took on Adadale Jersey and Holsteins late last year, for paying a sustainable price for their rich, creamy milk.

“It’s been a godsend, Maleny Dairies and the Hopper family, we wouldn’t be here only for them now — I can say the last 12 months has been very difficult,” Mr Paulger said.

Since de-regulation, the number of Queensland dairy farms had dropped from 700 to 360.

Tours and camping

Adadale dairy tours, on selected Friday and Saturday afternoons, were part of a relatively new business venture for the farm, which had opened its river flats to campers to help pay the bills.

It is a simple, self-sufficient and pet friendly camping set up, with clean portaloos provided and campfires allowed.

Protected lungfish and platypus can be spotted from the farm’s five kilometres of frontage to the Mary River.

“I think it’s great, it’s great for them to supplement their income, it’s great for people to learn more about dairying and it’s just contributing to the local economy, I think it’s fantastic,” Barb, a visitor, said.

But it was not all plain sailing, the venture — Kenilworth Camping — is challenging Sunshine Council in court over conditions placed on their camping operation, including the need to fence an area of river on a flood-prone flat.

A council spokesperson said Kenilworth Camping was also appealing the requirement for services relating to waste, effluent disposal and toilet and shower facilities.

Karen Paulger said the farm was offering a grass-roots experience.

“It’s a world away from them, I think the parents enjoy it as much as the children to be honest,” Ms Paulger said.

Mr Paulger said he thought visitors would take a new appreciation of life on a dairy farm home to the city.

“I think agriculture in general has failed in putting our message out there about local and fresh and green and all the positives that we as farmers try to promote,” he said.

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Missing: Cow, Where: BJP Manifesto – Deccan Herald

BJP might have retained all its core issues from Ram Mandir to Article 370 and added some like Sabarimala to its manifesto but one thing that is missing is cow when one compares it with the 2009 or 2014 document.

There is just one mention of cows, that too in the form of cow shelter, in the 2019 manifesto when it said ‘Goshalas’ in the country will be linked to the promotion of organic farming.

During the past five years, the Opposition has alleged, cow-related vigilantism and violence had been on rise and put the blame on the right-wing politics practised by it.

There were elaborate references to promises related to cow in the previous two manifestos.

In 2014, it said in view of the contribution of cow and its progeny to agriculture, socio-economic and cultural life of our country, the Department of Animal Husbandry will be suitably strengthened and empowered for the protection and promotion of cow and its progeny.

“Necessary legal framework will be created to protect and promote cow and its progeny. A National Cattle Development board will be set up to implement a Programme for the improvement of indigenous livestock breeds,” it had said in a repeat of what it had said in 2009.

In 2009 manifesto, the BJP had referred to a Supreme Court judgement and said that keeping with the Directive Principles of State Policy, the necessary legal framework will be created to protect and promote cow and its progeny.

“In view of the contribution of cow and its progeny to agriculture, socio-economic and cultural life of our country, the Department of Animal Husbandry will be suitably strengthened and empowered for the protection and promotion of cow and its progeny. A National Cattle Development Board will be set up to implement a programme for the improvement of indigenous

livestock breeds,” the 2009 manifesto said. 

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