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eaglebeaky - Susan Rice Flashback: Bergdahl Served ‘With Honor and Distinction’ - Quincy, IL News - Q
I'm not "playing devils advocate"... The fact of the matter is, as of right now Bergdahl has not been convicted of treason, and we don't try people in absentia. Personally, I do think he's (more than likely) guilty of the crimes that he has been charged with... And actually as far as I'm concerned that's all the MORE reason that we DID need to get him back, so that he WILL…
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eaglebeaky - Susan Rice Flashback: Bergdahl Served ‘With Honor and Distinction’ - Quincy, IL News - Q
OK, that's fair. But then what's the answer? ( I personally think he's guilty, but that's neither here nor there.) If we leave him there, we're breaking a very important promise that we make to everyone who enlists -- not to leave our own people behind. But if he's guilty, and you're saying we should've left him there? Where is his accountability (and the…
migraine_in_qcy - Susan Rice Flashback: Bergdahl Served ‘With Honor and Distinction’ - Quincy, IL News - Q
If Bergdahl were convicted of treason, would we still be obligated to get him back? What if he publicly renounced his citizenship? What if he were captured on camera shooting at American troops? At what point in your mind does America no longer owe him? Do you really think there are innocents being held in Gitmo? Just random Afghani's that were minding their own business herding goats or something,…
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Welch, D-Hillside, criticized the proposal, saying it's "micromanaging." Call it whatever you want Welch, apparently the legislature isn't providing enough oversight on university budgets since they waste tax dollars on commencement speakers. It's a good bill and should be passed to help rein in wasteful government spending.

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Help Mitigate Heat Stress in Cattle This Summer

8 months, 2 weeks ago from NAFB

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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