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Comfy cows improve production

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Would you trade places with your cows – especially on a 90-degree and humid day?
If your cows are in a well-ventilated barn with fans properly spaced and maintained, you might.

Use performance monitoring to make your nutrition dollars worth it

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Feed is the most expensive input on a dairy farm.
Dairy operations typically incur annual feed expenses amounting to $1,000 to $1,200 per cow per year.

Children’s play holds silo secret

Thursday, May 12, 2005

“Silos go to Preschool,” “Grown Men Get Paid to Work with Playdough,” “Where Playdough and Silo Meet” or “Dairy Farms are Future Site of World Record Playdough Production” might have set the stage for what was to come.

Columbiana County sentinel plot will track spread of soybean rust

Thursday, April 28, 2005

In response to the appearance of Phakospora pachyrhizi, or soybean rust, in the United States, the USDA developed a federal, state, university and industry framework for surveillance, reporting, prediction and management of soybean rust for the 2005 growing season.

Egyptian dairies both large and small

Thursday, April 21, 2005

What might be considered cutting edge, different, or a niche market product here is just another day at the farm somewhere else in the world.

Point-by-point look at those EPA air quality compliance agreements

Thursday, March 31, 2005

On Jan. 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the air quality compliance agreement.

Workers’ comp: The questions you don’t ask could have costly answers

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I am the first to admit that sometimes I make a mess of things. I try to teach my kids that the best reaction is to ‘fess up, take responsibility, fix what I can, learn from my mistakes and move on.

Family business meetings – Make a schedule, stick to it, be open

Thursday, March 10, 2005

It is no secret that managing a family business has its ups and downs.
Some family members may not have a desire to be involved in the business, while others want to understand and manage the business, but have never been given the opportunity to participate in making decisions.

A good defense is the best offense

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Lately I have been working with the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency to formulate plans for dealing with animal disease outbreaks such as foot-and-mouth disease and other natural or man-made threats to agriculture.

Dairy’s future: Let’s hope for the best

Thursday, February 10, 2005

What’s in a “Milk-Feed Ratio – A Peek at the Future”?
On Jan. 31, USDA published its Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Situation and Outlook Report.


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