State legislators design a budget but it involves funding cuts for agriculture programs.
By SUSAN MELLISH Contributing Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Mike Albert has always been a cut-up; a person who loves center stage; an entertainer. This former Carroll County native attended auctions with his parents and was entranced by the auctioneer running the show. Is it any wonder he gravitated toward this profession?
A new pilot project in Wayne County, Ohio, hopes to transform manure from what some would consider waste into a marketable product that could be bartered among agricultural producers or sold to gardeners, landscapers and others seeking a “green” source of high-quality fertilizer.
By CHRIS PENROSE When we think of extending the grazing season, we usually think of how long we can go into the fall or winter without feeding stored feed. Another option often overlooked is how soon we can stop feeding as spring approaches. Several options There are several options to accomplish this. The first is [...]
Whether a patient is human or animal, there are always risks associated with anesthesia during surgery. However, several studies have shown the risk of anesthetic-related death in humans is far less than that of veterinary patients. According to one 2008 paper published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the estimated risk of [...]
By WILLIAM EDWARDS AMES, Iowa — After several years of high grain prices and generous margins, crop producers are facing a 2009 that looks less than rosy. Higher inputs costs and selling prices well below the peaks of 2008 will result in fewer dollars left over to pay landlords and put into savings. Livestock producers [...]
With spitting accuracy like a sniper, alpacas and llamas use their mouths for more than chewing. But unfortunately, “tooth abscesses are very common,” said Varsha Ramoutar, a resident in the Farm Animal Reproductive Medicine and Surgery section at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Depending on the sex, llamas and alpacas have 30 [...]
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Tuscarawas County Fair.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — More pork is being produced in the U.S. but less is available for U.S. consumers, said a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist. “What does more pork production but less available for U.S. consumers mean?” said Chris Hurt. “Pork exports grew by 68 percent in the first half of the year and [...]
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Mercer County, Pa., 4-H Roundup.