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  • Cows have been essential to humans for centuries.
    Facts about cows
    Farming is an integral part of society across many cultures. Animals like cows, chickens, goats, pigs and sheep have been used by man for so long that they are now regarded as being “domestic animals,” specifically those that can be...
  • Cows 'Royals' Trombone Serenade
    Cows in 'Royals' trombone video will head to slaughter
    A viral video making Internet rounds brings two points to the public. First, cows are amazing animals that apparently respond to music. Second, even cows that add their voices to a bovine-choir will end up as food. If any case could be made that...
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    Film Review: 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret'
    Today on Aug. 6, 2014, Examiner.com had the opportunity to see the documentary "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret." Read on to see what we thought of the film. Green living is something that has become an innate lifestyle in the last...
  • Further Stage Adventures in Oz, Part Thirty-nine: Songs of "Wonderful Wizard."
    Further Stage Adventures in Oz, Part Thirty-nine: Songs of "Wonderful Wizard."
    In this article and the next I would like to outline the sequence of events in the 2002 edition of Doyle and Cascone's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz according to the program.The synopsis (and indeed the script) made use of some of the actual...
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    New York cows get milked by robots
    New York is known for being fast-paced and innovative in business matters. Now New York cows are being milked by robots on their own individualized schedules. This savvy use of advanced technology is making life better for cows and dairy farmers...
  • Cows flock to the sound of saxophones
    Cows flock to the sound of saxophones
    “Here Bossie; here Bossie!” is how I remember cows being called home when I was a kid. (I always thought “Bossie” was a “typical” name for cows, like “Fido” for dogs.)Today I volunteer on a ranch and...
  • Superstition Farm
    An udderly fine farm near Mesa
    My family is rooted in the farms of Ohio County, Kentucky, so I am steeped in folk knowledge. One erudite superstition is that if you lay down right after you eat, you will turn into a cow. Great aunts and uncles that farmed when I was a child...
  • Farting cows: Flatulent heifers blow up a barn after methane gas buildup
    Farting cows: Flatulent heifers blow up a barn after methane gas buildup
    I’ll admit, the headline sounds like a bit of hot air. But I’ll stick my journalist nose on the line for this one; though please don’t ask me to do any sniffing.Cows in Germany literally “raised the roof” on their...
  • Energy use on dairy farms
    Energy efficiency lighting and ventilation for dairy farms
    Good lighting and ventilation improves human and livestock productivity, safety and building longevity. Lighting can account for 15 to 20% of energy used in diary operations. Many electric companies offer lighting and energy audits to identify...
  • Moment to moment at Lake Concho in January
    Moment to moment at Lake Concho in January
    The ducks at the lake run along the shoreline. They quack at each other while walking in one single line; following tail to beak and flapping their black feathers.It’s winter in Concho, Arizona. The gentle moving winds have dried the brown...
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    Nestle company DiGiorno cuts ties with cheese company over animal treatment
    On Dec. 10 NBC News shares that Nestle's pizza company, DiGiorno, has cut ties with their cheese company because of the milk company they do business with. The milk company, Wiese Brothers, is currently under investigation for animal cruelty...
  • Hero the calf
    Calf with prosthetic hooves at risk of losing battle
    On May 15th, 2013, Selah Ranch All Animal Rescue in Virginia took in the now-famous, "Hero" the calf, who lost both rear hooves to frostbite. Today, the rescue reports he is suffering in pain, injuring himself while eating, and is at...
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    'The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen' book review
    " The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen" by Diana Prichard and illustrated by Devlin Knopf was a cute and fun book for early readers. This book is about a little boy named Patrick O'Shanahan who woke up one day thinking...
  • Chicken parade appeals to visitors young and old
    Chicken parade appeals to visitors young and old
    For decades, families and students have visited Shelburne Farms to connect with animals, meet farmers and learn about the natural environment. After attending a program, families often enjoy a casual stroll across the extensive grounds. Many visit...
  • bird in concho
    The lonely birds of Concho, Arizona
    June 17, 2013It's blowing up here in the mountains. The heat is still carryin' on in June before the rains of the Monsoon when the wet season washes away the roofs of the poor. The wind swirls over the loose dirt and dust devils imitate...