Posted by : admin | On : January 6, 2012

From Staff Reports

Laboratory testing confirmed that 29 head of cattle found dead in Cross Roads last week were the victims of nitrate poisoning.

Both the animals and the hay they were eating tested toxic for nitrate poisoning, Henderson County AgriLife Extension Agent Rick Hirsch said Tuesday.

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Posted by : admin | On : December 28, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

Henderson County Agrilife Extension Agent Rick Hirsch confirmed that 29 head of cattle were found dead Tuesday morning in Cross Roads.
Hirsch said officials suspect nitrate poisoning from tainted hay.

“Although uncommon in normal years, these poisonings occur when cattle eat forages stessed from

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