cattle http://wkms.org en More Arctic Weather for Kentucky Next Week Causing Stress for Livestock Farmers http://wkms.org/post/more-arctic-weather-kentucky-next-week-causing-stress-livestock-farmers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentuckians should prepare for yet another round of </span>Arctic-like<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather early next week. That's the opinion of University of Kentucky Agricultural Meteorologist Matt Dixon. Dixon says, while the Commonwealth has already experienced a couple shots of frigid weather this winter, the longer term outlook appears to be chilly as well.</span></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:27:55 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38266 at http://wkms.org More Arctic Weather for Kentucky Next Week Causing Stress for Livestock Farmers Drought Means Less Hay for Cattle Feed http://wkms.org/post/drought-means-less-hay-cattle-feed <p>This summer’s drought caused a significant decrease in grass hay production, which many cattle farmers rely on for feed.</p><p>The dry weather cut hay production by two-thirds, raising prices $15 to $20 per ton, says Caldwell County Extension Agent Shane Bogle.&nbsp; Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:49:08 +0000 Whitney Jones 22450 at http://wkms.org Drought Means Less Hay for Cattle Feed morning cram [Sudanese cattle-rustlin' edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-sudanese-cattle-rustlin-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>In South Sudan, a man's worth is measured by <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/16/158776225/in-south-sudan-cows-are-cash-and-source-of-friction">bovine wealth</a>, and ever-increasing dowries are paid in cows. Cattle-rustling is an age-old problem. But recently, these raids have become markedly more violent, and the new nation is having difficulty stopping them.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:45:36 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20855 at http://wkms.org morning cram [Sudanese cattle-rustlin' edition]