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 […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment figures in north Missouri remain steady

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate for May is steady with the previous month. The Division of Employment Security reports Grundy County has a jobless rate of three point two percent which is a small fraction lower than the statewide average of three point three percent. May’s rate is based on 142 unemployed out of a […]

Large bale of hay

Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

NCMC Board of Trustees approve the hiring of new staff

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of several new employees at its meeting Tuesday evening. Crystal Johnson of Kansas City was hired as an exempt adjunct instructor for History courses beginning this fall and will teach classes online. Rick Sharp of Saint Joseph was approved as a part-time exempt adjunct […]