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Cattle implants boost rate of gain, even on pasture

Friday, May 15, 2009

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Cattlemen looking to save money in tight times may want to consider using implants.

H1N1 flu didn’t start on Mexican hog farm

Friday, May 15, 2009

MEXICO CITY — According to Mexican officials, there is no outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) at any farm in the country. Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Alberto Cardenas Jimenez said a team of 450 veterinarians who traveled the country’s pig farms found no outbreak of Influenza A H1N1. That means the influenza strain that has infected […]

Sugarberry tree discovery a sweet find for ODNR

Thursday, May 14, 2009

CINCINNATI — Sugarberry, Celtis laevigata, a large, broad, fast growing deciduous tree with a rounded vase crown of spreading, pendulous branches, has recently been found in the Chilo and Utopia areas in southeastern Clermont County. It is Ohio’s first native tree species discovery in more than half a century. ODNR Division of Forestry Private Lands […]

Manure spreading closes schools for a day

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Eastern Ohio school has a ‘manure day,’ instead of a snow day: Application on nearby fields closes United Local for a day.

Electronic field trip brings science to students

Thursday, May 14, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — This fall, sixth-grade students across Indiana can take a field trip without ever leaving their classrooms. Through the wonders of technology, students will interactively visit Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue Agriculture and Discovery Learning Center at Purdue, where they’ll learn about the similarities and differences between humans and animals. […]

Changing behaviors can reduce energy use

Thursday, May 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — While efforts to address U.S. energy needs often focus on developing non-carbon power sources and new “green” modes of transportation, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird told an audience that changing consumer behavior could reduce energy consumption by as much as 20 percent — in a matter of months. Most important In fact, Baird said […]

Twenty-year stalemate ended; EU, U.S. settle beef hormone dispute

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Long overdue agreement opens EU market to U.S. cattle.

Rendell begins court battle for dairy farmers

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is challenging a decision by the Pa. Milk Marketing Board he says takes money away from dairy farmers.

Antique Persian rug sells for $11,600

Thursday, May 14, 2009

- Masterson Brabander Auctioneers held an antique auction April 4 in Valley City, Ohio, with 87 registered bidders in attendance. The top-selling item was a 10-foot by 16-foot antique Persian rug that, after some intense bidding, sold for $11,600. Other top sellers included vintage dress trims, an Austrian petit point purse and costume jewelry. One […]

The hidden cost of animal ID enrollment

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Editor: I recently analyzed a USDA spreadsheet for National Animal Identification System (NAIS) bribes — sanitized as cooperative agreements. These are the funds received by tribes, states, government employees and companies who promise to enroll properties for USDA. Listed is only a scintilla of the cost; the real cost is well above published data required […]

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