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Pennsylvania’s Elk Expo is Sept. 29-30

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The first Pennsylvania Elk Outdoor Expo will be held Sept. 29-30, during the most spectacular time for elk watching within the 835-square-mile elk range in northcentral Pennsylvania.

U.S. sheep population down

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA reports a 2 percent drop in the U.S. sheep and lamb population from July 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001.

Dargate Auction Galleries: Auction featured Pittsburgh artists

Thursday, August 9, 2001

While Pennsylvania buyers snapped up treasures from the first three days of the July sale, Internet buyers from eBay Live Auctions and iCollector.com provided some bidding rivalry on the last two days of the auction.

USDA creates new guidelines for livestock reporting program

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA has announced new confidentiality guidelines for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Program which will increase the number of reports available.

First cloned sheep born in America

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Pickles,” the first lamb to be cloned in North America, was born July 22. There have already been clones of dairy and beef cattle as well as domestic pigs born in the United States.

USDA issues conditional license for West Nile virus vaccine for horses

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA issued a conditional license to Fort Dodge Laboratories of Fort Dodge, Iowa, for a vaccine intended to aid in the prevention of disease in horses caused by West Nile virus.

Fuel economy standards program need retooling

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A new report from the National Academies’ National Research Council makes recommendations for changes. in Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

Who won?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A poem about a 4-H lamb project by Julie B. Herron, 4-H Youth Agent in Columbiana County.

Columbiana County junior fair market livestock sale nears $250,000 mark

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Hundreds of supporters boosted the Columbiana County Fair junior fair market livestock sale total to an unofficial record of $248,475.35. Bids of $6 a pound for both the grand champion steer and the grand champion hog helped.

Learn about Gettysburg this summer

Thursday, August 9, 2001

There are a variety of free programs and a lot to see at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Farm life inspires western Pa. author

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Beth Wehr of Evans City, Butler County, Pa., has written a book her adventures on her grandparents’ dairy farm, “Lessons Learned by a Farmgirl.”

Medina explosion cause unknown

Thursday, August 9, 2001

As the investigation into the explosion of an antique steam tractor on the Medina County Fairground continues, the accident has claimed a fifth victim.

New work may identify unknown agents of mad cow disease

Thursday, August 9, 2001

One prion protein can spark the formation of other unrelated prions similar to the protein thought to cause “mad cow” and other diseases of mammals and man.

Parenting 101: Unplugged

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Lorain County dairyman Jim McConnell, a frequent Farm and Dairy contributor who has not contributed his writing in some time, surfaces once again commening on parenting.

Ohio’s got goats, but where does the milk go?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Part I of a two-part series on marketing goat’s milk.

Scientists battling Mother Nature

Thursday, August 9, 2001

If the cloudy weather gets you down, just get rid of it; there’s a powder that can absorb the clouds’ moisture and stop the gloom.

Questions of safety: Will Medina tragedy end steam shows?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

What will the fatal explosion of an antique steam tractor at the Medina County Fairgrounds mean for steam lovers? Are mandatory inspections a good idea?

Shaker Woods festival adds attraction

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Eastern Ohio’s award-winning family craft festival is three weekends from Aug. 11-26. This year’s event will feature a new Shaker schoolhouse.

A record dry for July

Thursday, August 9, 2001

July 2001 set a new mark as the driest month on records since 1930, according to U.S. weather observer Ed Copeland, who reports from his home in southern Columbiana County.

Single buyer defines goat milk co-op

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The Buckeye Dairy Goat Cooperative Association is a successful enterprise, but number of members is limited.

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