Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lower fuel and nitrogen prices in the last half of 2006 have signaled trends that should hold throughout 2007.

If your family is facing the difficult decision of how to transfer the ownership and management of your farm to the next generation, or if you looking for advice about which strategy might work best for your family, you need to take advantage of the Ohio State University Extension-sponsored Building for the Successful Transition of Your Agricultural Business workshops.

Thank you, God, for the world so sweet. Thank you, God, for the food we eat. Thank you, God, for the birds that sing, Thank you, God for everything

Ideal answer: Springing heifers ready to calve, walk into the milking herd and work. Sounds simple, but what does that really mean? Looking at a couple factors, we can start putting some numbers to "springing heifers ready to walk into the milking herd.

Dianne Shoemaker and I have been sharing this Dairy Channel column since 1997, I think. That's a total of about 130 Dairy Channel articles for each of us.

A quick-fix, cost-cutting increase in income. Have your attention? Well, it is not a single quick fix, but a more sustainable, long-term decrease in expenses and increase in income can be yours if your heifers do not currently freshen at 24 months or less, ready to walk into the barn, grow and compete.

Many Ohio farmers hire custom farm work in their farm business or perform custom farm work for others.

The upcoming debate over the next U.S. farm bill has a lot of people trying to figure out what has worked in present and previous farm bills and what changes should be made for the future.

Throughout Ohio there has been a great deal of discussion about increasing profits for local dairy farms.

I have to be perfectly honest. Since working as the herdsman at Misty Dale Dairy Farm in Highland County after graduating from the dairy science department at OSU, I have done a poor job of keeping up with the ever-changing genetic evaluations of our AI sires.
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