livestock http://kcur.org en The Modern Role Of State And County Fairs http://kcur.org/post/modern-role-state-and-county-fairs <p>Counties and states all over America host seasonal fairs. Originally, they were organized to share the latest technology in agriculture and genes among livestock. But in an age of instant information are state and county fairs still relevant? On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we investigate the modern function of fairs, and talk with some professional livestock judges about their criteria for appraising animals and producing the food of tomorrow.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:45:22 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Christina Lieffring & Matt Hodapp 59291 at http://kcur.org The Modern Role Of State And County Fairs Wyandotte County Fair Connects Kids With Agricultural Roots http://kcur.org/post/wyandotte-county-fair-connects-kids-agricultural-roots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">People usually associate state and county fairs with Ferris wheels and food on a stick. But in areas that have seen their demographics shift from rural to urban populations, these fairs are now serving a new role of connecting city folk to their country roots.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:13:30 +0000 Christina Lieffring 59360 at http://kcur.org Wyandotte County Fair Connects Kids With Agricultural Roots Mysterious Exploding Manure Has Hog Owners Worried http://kcur.org/post/mysterious-exploding-manure-has-hog-owners-worried <p>Howard Hill pulls his red Chevy pick-up truck up to a barn near Union, Iowa, that houses 1,000 of his hogs. In the truck’s bed is a 55-pound bag of Rumensin 90, a common antibacterial ingredient in cattle feed that helps reduce bloating. Pigs don’t eat it. Hill brought it here to dump into the manure pit under the hogs.</p><p>Hill is among the many Midwestern pork producers who use deep pits under their barns to accumulate manure throughout the year. In the fall, after fields are harvested, the nutrient-rich slurry gets pumped out of the pits and injected into the cropland.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:06:30 +0000 Amy Mayer 43700 at http://kcur.org Mysterious Exploding Manure Has Hog Owners Worried Cows Munch On Recycled Captain Crunch http://kcur.org/post/cows-munch-recycled-captain-crunch <p>Throwing food scraps to hogs and other farm animals is an age-old practice. As food production has become more industrialized, food factories have found ways to continue to recycle massive amounts of would-be food waste.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:27:39 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 11774 at http://kcur.org Cows Munch On Recycled Captain Crunch FDA Puts New Limit On Antibiotics In Livestock http://kcur.org/post/fda-puts-new-limit-antibiotics-livestock <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">The Food and Drug Administration is clamping down on the off-label use of certain an Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:48:41 +0000 Frank Morris 10333 at http://kcur.org FDA Puts New Limit On Antibiotics In Livestock