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New livestock judging method puts education back in the ring

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The “systems analysis” method of market livestock project evaluation has been adopted by the Lake County junior fair livestock committee and will be used this summer at the Lake County Fair. This approach attempts to put more objectivity into the subjectivity of judging and doesn’t encourage the ethics violations that creep into the business of “showing” animals.

Company makes farm biosecurity signs available

Thursday, July 5, 2001

ABS Global now has a sign that reads “Stop. Biosecure Area. Visitors by Appointment Only.”

Ethanol bandwagon has room for one more

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Those booming for ethanol production in Ohio say that even though the wagon is getting crowded, there is still plenty of time for Ohio farmers to hop on.

Edible plastics for bales? Corn zein used to make wrapping films

Thursday, June 28, 2001

An Illinois researcher has created an edible, biodegradable corn zein film that has plastic qualities and is highly water-resistant.

Time to rethink agricultural policy

Thursday, June 28, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the fact that farmers have lost their empire and have not yet found their role.

What qualifies as a family farm?

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Guest commentator Richard Levins, professor and extension agricultural economist at the University of Minnesota and a senior fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, writes about the critical definition of “family” farms.

Holstein Invitational winners released

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Grand champion female at the District II Open Invitational Holstein Show at Tiscarawas Cpimtu Fairgrounds was the 5-year-old, Shaland Integrity Mallory, sired by Robthom Integrity, and exhibited by Hycrest Farms, Floyd Casper and family, Carrollton, Ohio.

Round up some fun at Rafter M. Rodeo

Thursday, June 28, 2001

What once seemed to be the tradition of rugged Texans and cowboys of the wild west, the lure of rodeo is attracting more and more fans each year. That “cowboy way” is alive and well in Belmont County, Ohio.

Annual Ox Roast scheduled July 6-8 at Mesopotamia

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Up to 6,000 pounds of beef will be roasted eight to nine hours over hot coals for the event, which is held each year to help fund the volunteer fire department.

Dargate Galleries: Auctioning off the auction

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Dargate Auction Galleries of Pittsburgh is going on its own auction block Sept. 7 as Larry and Carol Farley auction off their contollling interest in the gallery.

Gypsy moths moving closer to oak groves

Thursday, June 28, 2001

This year 43 of Ohio’s 88 counties are under quarantine, which means they are infested and all nursery stock and timber must be inspected before exported out of those counties.

But what did the Navajo weaver get?

Thursday, June 28, 2001

An extremely rare 19th century Navajo blanket was appraised at up to half a million on Antique Road Show.

Armyworms may march into your fields

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Purdue entomologists predict that when the spring armyworm infestation is over, another invasion of fall armyworms could arrive.

Schoenbrunn to host Moravian exhibit

Thursday, June 28, 2001

A special traveling photographic exhibit, John Valentine Haidt: A Life of Christ, will be on display July 6-29 in the Schoenbrunn Visitor Center audio-visual room.

Chrysler Museum unveils rare 1938 Dodge airflow tanker

Thursday, June 28, 2001

With only 12 remaining, the museum searched the world for a tanker to restore. It will be displayed outside the museum at various times over the summer.

Fast, inexpensive ways to lower your summer cooling bills

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Suggestions are offered from the CertainTeed Home Institute.

Hummingbirds need your help this summer

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Some facts and tips about hummingbirds, how to attract them and how to assist them.

Zoar Village to demonstrate how life used to be

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Costumed volunteer interpreters will be stationed in each of the village’s 10 museum buildings July 7-8, to give visitors a glimpse of daily life in this former religious communal society.

Crossbreeding for traits = profits

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Choice of breeds to be used in the cross depend on several factors, including the resources of the operation (the optimum level of milk production they can support) and the marketing program for the calf crop (specifically the targeted carcass merit endpoint).

Schoenbrunn Village hosts living history weekend, July 7-8

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Aspects of historic Indian culture presented by experienced 18th century Native American re-enactors will be featured.

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