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Cattle farmers must guard against high nitrate in hay which causes cow deaths

On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  High nitrate, mostly concentrated in […]

Cold Weather

Most Missouri schools close during frigid weather, some in hardest hit areas tough it out

School districts across Missouri are closed today because of excessively cold weather.     After much of the state received one-to-three inches of snow on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, temperatures began to dive and continued to drop overnight Tuesday morning. Wind chill values reached minus-10, and in some cases, minus-25. The only part […]