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Stupid_Dems - Debate continues on how to go about building Quincy\'s new schools - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The voters who approved this referendum also expected the construction work and engineering work to be LOCAL. But the Board has went out of town many times over the years most recently they went to Rockford for their printer business. They don't mind taking money from the local taxpayers but don't seem to feel the local folks are good enough to provide the services needed. Hannibal had no…
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Well let's look at this. A failed construction worker and a a total tool bag want to hire a construction manager knowing full well that there would be no point to it, especially when they're from out-of-town, because we have plenty of firms here that can handle it. And they did this just a few months before they're up for re-election? Leroy Jethro Gibbs doesn't believe in coincidence,…
GuyFawkes10 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Round it up to 15% and do away with IRS
migraine_in_qcy - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Make it big enough to house all our criminals instead of releasing and re-arresting them. It's probably cheaper to keep them in a jail than what it costs to support them while they're out committing more crimes.
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I love the thumbs-down without a dissenting comment. "I disagree completely with what you just said, but I have no idea why and can't formulate an argument in response!"

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Help Mitigate Heat Stress in Cattle This Summer

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Researchers have identified four main areas that influence an animal’s response to heat stress

As summer moves along - researchers at the Meat Animal Research Center have identified four main areas that influence an animal’s response to heat stress - according to Ag Web.

Those four areas are genetics, health, production status and previous exposure to heat. Research shows cattle with dark hides had a two-degree higher core body temperature than those with lighter hides. Also - calmer cattle seem to be more heat tolerant than excitable ones.

What cattle eat also plays a role in heat stress - as excessive protein levels can cause problems because the excess nitrogen must be biochemically removed and excreted through urine - which uses energy and creates heat.

With these things in mind - Penn State extension educator David Hartman says cattle producers need to make sure they are doing everything possible to prevent heat stress in their herds. Shade is a key factor - though allowing cattle to stay in the shade all summer will result in nutrient creep from the pastures to shade areas and in less efficient utilization of pasture.

Hartman says water intake is also critical. During hot weather - experts say cattle need 3 linear inches of water tank space per head - and a 1,000-pound animal needs about 1.5-gallons of water per hour during hot weather.

Timing of feeding can also make a difference - according to Hartman - so feedlot managers should consider allowing more of the heat of digestion to take place during lower nighttime temperatures. Provide adequate ventilation to cattle in barns and take action to control flies - too.

For more information - visit noble.org/ag/livestock/heat.


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