Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is a biennial weed that is toxic to both livestock and humans, if enough is consumed. It can be identified by its finely divided, toothed leaves and white flowers. Its stems are hairless, have purple spots or blotches and can grow to 2-7 feet in height.
“The weed seems to be spreading, becoming a more common occurrence in pastures, agronomic crops, fencerows and roadsides,” Bill Johnson said. “It can be difficult to control in the spring. It’s easier to control in the fall because it’s more sensitive to herbicides.”
The sparkling, frozen world of the Midwest in winter presents several challenges to its dairy farmers. One of these challenges is how to manage dairy cattle wastes so that nutrients and organic matter are added to fields and pastures instead of streams and water sources.
Ed Brick, a civil and environmental engineer, has completed the first year of a two-year CIAS study of outwintering cattle. He visited 33 management intensive rotational grazing dairy farms throughout Wisconsin to observe and interview farmers about a variety of aspects of outwintering.
Stephenville, Texas may be best known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World”, but the town is also deeply rooted in the dairy industry. Traveling through the area, just 70 miles from Fort Worth, it is obvious that this part of the country is driven by agriculture. Stephenville is a part of Erath County, the state’s top dairy producing region. You can’t drive more than a few miles in any direction in Stephenville without seeing a barn, equestrian center, pens or stalls.
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