Swarms of black flies are impacting livestock farmers in Arkansas this spring, reports University of Arkansas Extension. The population explosion is to blame for the deaths of a bull and cow in Arkansas County.
“The No. 1 reason slats go bad is age,” said Andy Altenburg at the 2019 Missouri Pork Expo. After 20 years building and repairing hog and cattle barns, he’s seen about every situation-gone-wrong you can imagine.