In a study reported this week in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers from the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University report detecting antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in particulate matter downwind from cattle feedyards.
As the spring calving season approaches, the cows will show typical signs that will indicate parturition is imminent. Changes that are gradually seen are udder development, or making bag and the relaxation and swelling of the vulva.
"An 18 mile run in the Big Bend Ranch State Park? Yes, I like to run half marathons, they're a good distance for me." That was the first thing Janna Stubbs said to me when I phoned her one morning a few days ago. She followed it up with "I try to run every other day if I can. I run at the ranch. I'll run this morning in about an hour and a half from now."
The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for January rose slightly from December’s weak reading according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.