Cows a a fair

Beat the heat from farm to fair with these tips

Fair season and heat put three key groups at risk of heatstroke: livestock, their owners and spectators. Timing and flexibility are critical when transporting animals to and from the fair, says Daniel Mallory, University of Missouri livestock field specialist. Take animals to the fair early in the morning when temperatures are cooler so animals remain […]

Cow and cattle herd

Five ways to help cows beat the summer heat

As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems. Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry cows and pre-weaned calves also fare better with heat abatement systems in place. Heat abatement systems are economically beneficial for dairy […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee to consider replacement of aging substation transfomers

Trenton’s Utility Committee has given its endorsement to moving forward with a plan to replace aging transformers at three substation locations in Trenton. Utility Director Ron Urton reported committee members Tuesday evening discussed the age and current condition of the transformer; before deciding to inquire on the cost of purchasing a refurbished transformer and its […]