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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 […]

Pilot literature class teaches students to understand food, live off the land

Thursday, August 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In The Omnivore’s Dilemma, author Michael Pollan attempts to answer the question “What should we have for dinner?” As the title suggests, deciding what to eat — especially when faced with so many choices — is not as straightforward as it once was. Sometimes, Pollan argues, connecting the ingredients in our […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

HIRAM, Ohio — Auburn Swine 4-H Club held a meeting Aug. 1. The club voted on the Jr. Fair king and queen candidates. Michael Juh gave a demonstration on how to select a feeder pig. Pictures and information cards will be needed at the next meeting for the buyer’s packets. Barn setup for pig and […]

Cattlemen’s Beef Board approves 2011 budget

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Other board action addresses separation of Federation and policy divisions of NCBA.

Farm expenses decline first time since 1986

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WASHINGTON — After setting a record high in 2008, U.S. farm production expenditures decreased by $20 billion in 2009. This is the first major decline in 25 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service. Average spent The average production expenditures per farm fell 6.4 percent in 2009, from $140,075 to […]

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