Collegiate meat judging is a competitive sport. In fact, it's so competitive, some team members at Texas Tech University are recruited in middle school. U.S. Farm Report gets a taste of why the team is so successful.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.
Blue green algae blooms are an issue that usually gets discussed this time of year. Calm, sunny, dry, and hot days of summer create ideal conditions for blue green algae to thrive in our livestock ponds.