ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA livestock judging and equine management teams attended the state competition March 28. The equine management team, consisting of Kara Endick, Noelle Eveland and Jessie Sinclair, placed second in the district. The livestock judging team, consisting of Zach Crabtree, Kara Oberholzer, Jacob Smith and Kim Holcomb, placed third in the […]
NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson Milton Livestock 4-H club met at 7 p.m. March 19. Members taking sheep projects received literature that will help them with buying their project and for studying for the skillathon in the summer. The club members received project books that they will be working on until the Canfield Fair. […]
CHICAGO — The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position on functional foods that says fortified, enriched or enhanced foods can benefit a person’s health when consumed as part of a varied diet, encourages further research and urges continued efforts to educate the public on such foods. Official stance ADA’s position represents the association’s […]
MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Holmes County dairy producers were recognized for their accomplishments during the annual dairy recognition banquet March 30 at Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mount Hope. Awards Hal and Rod Hunsberger had the high Holstein herd in the county among herds over 50 cows with 29,148 pounds of milk, 1,113 pounds of fat, […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta plan to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The American Angus Association is working to keep the cattle industry up to date on arthrogryposis multiplex (AM), or curly calf syndrome, a genetic defect discovered within the breed late in 2008. Since the gene has been identified and testing has become available, five labs are now conducting the tests and […]
Bids to remove cows being accepted through May 1.
COLUMBUS — Cheaper seed and lucrative premiums are driving more crop producers to plant non-genetically modified soybeans this year. U.S. soybean production is 95 percent dominated by genetically modified Round Up Ready soybeans. Trend However, a small percentage of that crop — perhaps 5 percent — will be planted to non-GM soybeans and the trend […]
ASHLAND, Ohio — Just when livestock producers are finding ways to clear the murky waters of low commodity prices and high input prices, comes another deluge of challenges in the form of steep funding cuts to the Ohio State University Extension and assaults from theHumane Society of the United States. Producers are being targeted by […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A team from The Ohio State University was one of four teams to receive the First Place Platinum Award in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge March 27-28 in Syracuse, N.Y. A total of 29 teams from the U.S. and two from Canada competed in the eighth annual event, hosted by the […]