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E-I-E-I-Ohhhh? 5 truths about antibiotics.

By Julie Tomascik A place, a time and a reason. Antibiotics are just a small piece of the livestock puzzle. It’s a complex situation. And it takes a team of experts—like veterinarians—and ranchers working together. Analyzing animal health and making smart decisions. Responsible antibiotic use on the farm and ranch is a safe practice. A [...]

Top 5 reasons cats are better farm help

By Julie Tomascik A menacing meow or a booming bark. The age-old debate—cat versus dog—carries from our homes to our farms. No one will deny the extra help is often needed. Each farm has special jobs that require the help of a four-legged friend. Cats or dogs? Both are beneficial. Both do their part. But [...]

Dirty kids are healthy kids

By Julie Tomascik Squeaky clean and always sick. You’re armed with an arsenal of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. On a mission to protect your kids from a world full of germs. But have they had their daily dose of dirt? It just might be what the doctor ordered, according to the latest in the [...]

Cockroach milk coming to a glass near you

By Julie Tomascik Cockroach milk? Yup. You read that right. Don’t look now, but it could be coming to a grocery store near you. Because a professor at the University of Iowa, Barbara Stay, discovered that the female Pacific beetle cockroach is unlike any other insect species. She feeds her young “milk.” A pale, yellow [...]

August 9, 2016|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Summertime learning on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Summertime and the livin’ is easy. That’s how the old saying goes, right? That may be so, but it’s far from the truth in agriculture. Early mornings. Late nights. And long, hot hours in between. Summer is a busy season for farmers and ranchers. From sun up to sun down, they work [...]