The Mower County Sheriff’s Office has a gruesome case on its hands after 22 dairy cows were found dead in a barn. The grisly discovery was made a couple of weeks ago in Racine Township, which is just east of Austin, Minn.
Mower County authorities say 22 dairy cows have been found dead in a barn of apparent starvation, and a farmer has been cited. Mower County Attorney Kristen Nelsen says the animals were found in February, but the citation wasn’t issued this week because of “extenuating circumstances” involving the owners. Sheriff Terese Amazi says the 52-year-old man and his 75-year-old father were in a serious car crash recently.
Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer.
Day 2 at the State Fair was all about ramping up for the Agrilympics. Do you think the ‘CCO news team will take home the gold again this year?
Cornfields and pastures are drying out in parts of central and eastern Minnesota, and some cattle producers are starting to thin out their herds to cut costs.
At dairy farms across Minnesota, robots are moving in. Over the past couple years, dozens of dairy farmers have turned to “robotic milking” as a way to help their business.
More than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.
It’s not that unusual for cows to get out of their pastures, and wander onto a country road. But for some folks in River Falls, Wis., it looked like these cows were trying to make a real break for it.
It seems hard to fathom, but western settlement nearly wiped out the nation’s bison herd — some 30 to 60 million animals. That herd stretched from Minnesota’s grasslands to the Rocky Mountains. But over the years, hard work has brought the bison back.
Get ready to pay more for groceries and the government says blame it on the hot weather. A USDA report on Wednesday said everything from steak to milk to egg prices will go up 3 to 5 percent by the end of the year because of drought conditions in much of the country.
The trial of a farmer accused of selling raw milk, which was supposed to get underway Monday morning in Hennepin County, has been postponed one week.
Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year.
Even discounting the additional Leap Day, milk producers in Wisconsin and Minnesota had a better February this year than they did last year.
Wisconsin’s dairy cows have had a record-setting year.
At least 50 cows were killed in a barn fire in Spring Hill Township, Minn. early Friday morning.