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 […]

Pemberton Cattle

Rotational grazing benefits cattle herd

Twenty-five years ago, Brian Pemberton bought acreage filled with thorn trees, scrub brush and multiflora roses. The only water source was a frog pond. The land needed four things: a road, buildings, fences, and water. Thanks to hard work and cost-share programs, those goals were met. Grazing Acres Farm is now complete with a solid […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Cowgill resident injured when big rig overturns

The Highway Patrol reports a Cowgill man sustained minor injuries when the Peterbilt truck he drove overturned into a barbed wire fence six miles east of Cameron Tuesday morning. A private vehicle transported 32-year-old Christopher Ray to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The truck reportedly attempted to turn south on to Crow Road from Route […]