Ergot is an airborne fungus that affects seed heads of cereal grains such as rye, barley, oat and wheat.
He told investigators the cattle in the pond fell through ice during the winter.
Missouri State University’s agriculture program has moved toward its goal of bringing MSU beef to local dinner plates.
Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.
If beef is what you crave, get ready to crack open your wallet in 2013 as beef prices hit near-record levels.
As shallow ponds freeze, that creates challenges. Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole says some farmers already are hauling water.
Ag officials warn cattle grazing on some drought-stressed plants are at risk of falling ill or even dying.
The drought that has plagued Arkansas for weeks is taking a toll on cattle, but not necessarily from the heat.
Three cows had to be shot after wandering into traffic lanes.
A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to six years in prison for receiving stolen cattle.