cattle http://iowapublicradio.org en Suspended drug sales focus attention on cattle feed additives http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suspended-drug-sales-focus-attention-cattle-feed-additives <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">When the people from the drug company came out to visit Tyler Karney at Ordway Feedyard here on Colorado’s eastern plains, he was a little skeptical.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 33771 at http://iowapublicradio.org Suspended drug sales focus attention on cattle feed additives Cows eating candy? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cows-eating-candy <p>Gummy bears, chocolate, ice cream, and chewing gum:&nbsp; sounds like a junk food binge, but those products are actually helping some Iowa cattle producers stretch their dollars. Prices for corn-based livestock feed have jumped nearly 20 percent. So some farmers are using leftover or off grade items like partially melted candy bars, from local food processors, to supplement.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:24:07 +0000 Pat Blank 8572 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cows eating candy? Hoop Barns Protect Cattle From Heat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hoop-barns-protect-cattle-heat <div class="article-body"><p>Crops are not the only things wilting in the sweltering summer of 2012; cattle, the largest animals, on the farm are also under stress.</p><p>Some cattle producers are protecting their herds by putting them hoop barns, which are gaining acceptance across the Midwest. The simple structures are made from stretching fabric over strong metal arches, or hoops, providing vital shade and protection from rain, snow or sun.</p><p>Tanner Rowe, a cattle producer near Dallas Canter, Iowa, has found hoop barns can give cattle a much-needed break from sweltering heat.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:38:33 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 4994 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hoop Barns Protect Cattle From Heat