REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio hog producers had 2.04 million hogs on hand Sept. 1, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. The number of market hogs, at 1.88 million head, was up 3 percent from last quarter and up 7 percent from last year. Breeding stock, at 160,000 […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Topping more than 1,000 entries at the 46th All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, Pa., Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, owned by Allen Bassler, Jr. of Upperville, Va., once again took home the supreme champion title Sept. 24. A seven-time All-American Brown Swiss, this 11-year-old cow was supreme champion of the All-American Dairy […]
(Reed Tychonski photo) Bill Neptune of New Concord, Ohio, set a new record at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Neptune’s entry tipped the scales at 1,503 pounds. That’s 328 pounds heavier than last year’s king pumpkin and 214 pounds larger than any other pumpkin displayed at the festival during its 46 years. Second place went to […]
The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will hold its Ag Career Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The College of Agricultural Sciences has placed a new focus on fostering connections between students and potential employers through the Career and Internship Initiative. The initiative […]
Scenes from the Farm Science Review 2009
Fair season is over and the memories are filed in another chapter in a Mahoning County family’s life.
JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Hillsdale FFA took two teams to compete at county soil judging Sept. 16. The Rural Soils team consisted of McKenzie Stimmell, Kala Fox, Sam Young, Madison Hays and Trevor Cline. The second team competing at district judged an urban setting and included Jon Baker, Logan Bachmann, Trevor Busch, Sam Foote and Walt […]
ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club had its awards meeting Sept. 12 at the Orwell Community Park. The 4-H year came to an end after the fair and members came together to celebrater. They received a 4-H banner with their name and accomplishment pins. The members who participated at the county level […]
Lots to see at the 2009 Farm Science Review, including this whopper Ag-Bag X114 silage bagger that can fill a 500-foot bag in less than four hours. The Review, which continues through Thursday, Sept. 24, is held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.