Friday, November 27, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Dairy producers looking for a low-cost, high-quality heifer feed should consider distillers grains, says a Purdue Extension dairy nutrition specialist.

WASHINGTON -- Weeds have a greater impact on crop yields than any other pests. Over the past several decades, farmers have continually turned to synthetic herbicides because they are the most effective deterrent against weeds.

DES MOINES, Iowa, and BALTIMORE, Md. -- DuPont and Plant Sensory Systems have entered into a collaboration to evaluate proprietary genes for increasing nitrogen use efficiency in corn.

ASHINGTON -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is implementing changes to its sampling and inspection approach at plant inspection stations for imported plants for planting.

The national program, "Let's Grow with twoPLUS," calls for current sheep producers to increase their flocks by two head per 100 and increase their average birth rate to two lambs per year.

MADISON, Wis. -- Throughout the week of the World Dairy Expo, five breed sales were held. The sales kicked off with the Top of the World Jersey sale, which sold 30 lots and averaged $3,315.

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Hog production in Ohio, Pennsylvania and the entire United States appears to be climbing.

HARRISBURG, Pa. --A new risk management tool is available for Pennsylvania swine producers who want to protect their gross margin on swine sold for slaughter.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- With an eye toward the future, the American Angus Association Board of Directors approved a 5-to-10-year plan outlining strategies aimed at benefiting all users of Angus genetics, from members to commercial cattlemen to consumers.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett has established a dairy leadership council that will help ensure that state government meets the needs of Pennsylvania's nearly $2 billion dairy industry.