livestock http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MU professor: drought-damaged corn as feed can pose health risk to livestock http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mu-professor-drought-damaged-corn-feed-can-pose-health-risk-livestock <p>A University of Missouri veterinary professor says farmers need to be careful when feeding drought-damaged corn to their livestock.</p><p>Tom Evans is an associate professor of veterinary pathobiology at the university&#39;s College of Veterinary Medicine. He says nitrate levels can accumulate in drought-stressed corn and pose a risk to animal health.</p><p>Many farmers across the Midwest are abandoning ruined corn crops and salvaging what they can to feed to their animals, especially cattle.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:23:58 +0000 The Associated Press 4331 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MU professor: drought-damaged corn as feed can pose health risk to livestock Nixon calls for 'flash grazing' for Mo. livestock owners http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-calls-flash-grazing-mo-livestock-owners <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium">Governor Jay Nixon (D)&nbsp;has called on the Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission to allow livestock farmers to let their herds flash graze temporarily&nbsp;in so-called &ldquo;exclusion areas.&rdquo;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:56:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4153 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon calls for 'flash grazing' for Mo. livestock owners Hardee's to end use of cramped crates in pork supply chain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hardees-end-use-cramped-crates-pork-supply-chain <p>The fast food chain Hardee&rsquo;s says it will stop buying pork from suppliers who use gestation crates &ndash; the cramped metal cages where many industrial pork producers house pregnant sows for most of their adult lives.</p><p>The cages are not much bigger than the pigs themselves, making it difficult for the animals to move or lie down comfortably.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:39:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hardee's to end use of cramped crates in pork supply chain Novus to host international animal agriculture roundtable http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/novus-host-international-animal-agriculture-roundtable <p>Close to 30 representatives of the animal agriculture industry are meeting in St. Louis tomorrow to discuss the challenges of feeding the world&rsquo;s growing population.</p><p>The international roundtable is being hosted by St. Charles-based <a href="http://www.novusint.com/">Novus International</a>. Novus produces animal feed additives and nutritional supplements.</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 21:35:14 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1435 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Novus to host international animal agriculture roundtable Elk reintroduction: a different kind of Missouri comeback http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-reintroduction-different-kind-missouri-comeback <p><br /><em>You can also see <strong>photos</strong> of the elk and find out more about the reintroduction above. And, for more information about&nbsp; the elk restoration efforts prior to their arrival in Missouri, see the <strong>video</strong> below the story text.</em></p><p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-966265.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-966265.mp3</a></p><p>Starting tomorrow*, elk will be back in Missouri. They haven&rsquo;t been here since the mid-1800s, when hunting and habitat loss drove eastern elk to extinction.</p><p>States from Arkansas to Pennsylvania have since reestablished their elk populations. And now Missouri is trying to do the same.</p><p>But not everyone is happy about the state&rsquo;s elk reintroduction plans.</p><p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:48:32 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1069 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Elk reintroduction: a different kind of Missouri comeback