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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Aug. 19, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — The Bareshoe Wranglers 4-H club met at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds recently. Holly Mazur led the meeting with 15 attending. The club went over fair preparations. Cody and Kirstin Turner talked about horse safety, Samantha Glenn talked about bird watching and Mazur and Jennifer Smith talked about grain and hay safety. The […]

Stranded’ payments frustrate Pa. dairymen

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing Writer TEMPLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania farmers, still struggling with poor milk prices, are trying to close a loophole that prevents a fee paid by consumers from reaching their milk check. Pennsylvania consumers pay an over-order premium — currently about a quarter — every time they buy a gallon of milk, and […]

Handling a farm crisis: ‘Pro’ is the way to go

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer MANHEIM, Pa. — For Eric Haman, the hellish week began on a Monday in early November last year. Haman received a call from a Fox News TV producer that no corporate communications manager wants to receive: Fox News was in possession of an undercover 12-minute video. The video showed alleged […]

Grandin: Can’t buy the solution to livestock handling, it takes training

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Downer cows. Bruised animals. Dark cutters. Problems with e. coli, salmonella, or a host of pathogens. Is it the slaughter facility? Are the causes a lack of training or improper training?

Pa. livestock center holds annual ram and buck sale

Monday, August 16, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The exceptional quality of Pennsylvania’s sheep and meat goat industries was on display Aug. 7, at the Livestock Evaluation Center‘s 32nd Annual Performance Tested Ram Lamb and Meat Goat Buck Sale. The sale featured 150 animals that were selected after 77-day ram and 70-day buck performance tests, which evaluated growth, average daily […]

For a fostered foal, there’s nothing like a mother’s love

Sunday, August 15, 2010

URBANA, Ill. —The loss of a mother: a tragic event for any species. Likewise, the loss of an infant: devastating. At the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana this spring, both of these events occurred, leaving a mare without her baby and a foal without a mother. To Dr. Kate McGovern, a resident […]

Bee pastures would help meet need for pollinators for orchards and fields

Sunday, August 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — Beautiful wildflowers, perhaps as alluring to bees as they are to people, might someday be planted in “bee pastures.” These floral havens would be created to help propagate larger generations of healthy, hard-working bees. Pesticide-free bee pastures can be “simple to establish and — at perhaps only a half-acre each — easy to […]

Muskingum water district moves forward with plans

Saturday, August 14, 2010

BOLIVAR, Ohio — Ohio University will assist the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) in development of dredging plans for the MWCD reservoirs. In an agreement approved recently by the MWCD board of directors, graduate students and staff members from the Civil Engineering Department of the university will research the MWCD reservoirs to inventory all existing […]

Borrowers get a break on existing fixed rate loans without asking

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ag Credit calls borrowers to reduce interest rates instead of waiting to be asked.

Union County animal abuse trial is continued

Thursday, August 12, 2010

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Officials with the Marysville Municipal Court in Ohio’s Union County have confirmed a continuance in the trial of Billy Joe Gregg Jr., the Delaware, Ohio man charged with 12 counts of cruelty to animals. Gregg was arraigned on the charges in June, stemming from an undercover video that showed apparent abuse […]

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