New barn brings calving indoors

New barn brings calving indoors

For Mickey Machacek, a cattle farmer in Johnson County near Solon, the decision to put up a calving barn was easy.

“The last few years it’s been nothing but mud and cold out there,” he said, looking out toward his pasture. “I started looking to put the barn up so I wouldn’t have to fight with the elements in the spring.”

Machacek hosted an...

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