University Farm tasks give valuable experiences

University Farm tasks give valuable experiences

Jennifer Lewis

Truman State Index

The calves might be taken on by Truman’s Beef Cattle Show Team, be sold at livestock auctions or become part of the herd as a breeding cow or a bull. One steer, Bubba, is a research and outreach tool. He is fistulated, which means he has a rubber portal in his side where people can reach into his stomach and analyze the digesting material or the inhabiting bacteria and protozoa.

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