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Cow-calf commentary: Cattle and temperature extremes

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
I'm always a bit surprised to find that so many people think cattle spend the winter in the barn. I've even, on occasion, been accused of practicing animal cruelty for leaving my poor cows and calves outside in the bitter cold.
This confusion rather nicely reflects the fact that most people in the modern, first world are very disconnected from

Johnís Scrapbook

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
I stood with George, ears perked, eyes alert, like border collies waiting for the signal. John, (we'll call him John), finally made his momentous decision known, "We'll do a C-section! But, I want pictures for my scrapbook!"
John was a senior veterinary student spending the week with me during calving season. George was my assistant.


Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Every year, the Pantone Color Institute announces its "Color of the Year." And every year, it is fun to see how this color affects the type of people who don't give a hoot about the color of the year.
So this time, the long-awaited color of the year is Greenery.
And you will be shocked to learn that "Greenery"

Nebraskaís Big Birthday

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Do you know the connection between the last official document signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Nebraska? It's a little known fact that the last official document President Lincoln signed right before his death reappointed Nebraska's territorial Governor. That document is on display at the Nebraska State Historical Society. This and other fun facts about Nebraska's history will be

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