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Join the discussion: With winter on the way, this rancher is worried about bulls’ testicles

A bull rested in a trailer after being picked up by Jim Neis in early September.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

NEOSHO COUNTY, Kan. — TLC wisely warned against chasing waterfalls, but what about wind farms? Dozens of towering wind turbines on the horizon in eastern Kansas proved impossible to ignore, so, taking a dusty road off Interstate 35, we tried to find them.

We did, and they were turbines all right. But far more interesting was the rancher we discovered along the way, a cheerful guy named Jim Neis, whose herd of 50 cattle had endured an uncommonly hot summer on several hundred acres nearby.

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Mark Shanahan can be reached at Follow him @MarkAShanahan.