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A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio —The Mapleton FFA sent a team to the 2009 State Animal Behavior and Welfare Contest at the state fairgrounds in Columbus April 21. The team consisted of Jerry Mencl, Garrett Canfield, Hillary Krause, Shelby Emmons and coach Jared Wynn. Mencl led the team placing sixth overall. The team was fifth in the contest […]

Annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show was a success

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio –According to the Ashtabula County Cattleman’s Association and the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County, the 12th annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show held April 18 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds was a success. Sixty exhibitors from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan showed 71 animals. Tyler Neal from Bellevue, Mich., […]

Wayne County meeting to gauge interest in starting year-round local food market

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Farmers and food producers from Wayne and surrounding counties are invited to get in on the ground floor of a new year-round farmers’ market in downtown Wooster. A meeting will be held to gather ideas and share details of the new project, called Local Roots Market and Cafe, May 4 at 7 […]

Council urges pork producers to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus certified

Monday, April 27, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Pork Producers Council board of directors are proving they are committed to providing a safe and wholesome product for consumers. The board passed motions during its April meeting recommending all Ohio pork producers become Pork Quality Assurance Plus certified and complete their site assessment and Transport Quality Assurance by December 2010. […]

Roaring isn’t just for lions

Monday, April 27, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — It is estimated 3-5 percent of young thoroughbreds have left laryngeal hemiplegia, also known as roaring. In laymen’s terms this means the nerve controlling the opening of the horse’s arytenoid cartilage is damaged. The arytenoid cartilages usually close over the trachea when a horse swallows, but they should quickly pop back open […]

Aquatic Visitors Center to reopen

Monday, April 27, 2009

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — This summer, the Aquatic Visitors Center will again open its doors to the public, thanks to a partnership between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Landmark The center joins Stone Lab and the South Bass Island Lighthouse as landmarks operated by Ohio State […]

AAA reports costs to own, operate vehicle remain constant

Monday, April 27, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA’s 2009 edition of Your Driving Costs shows the average cost of owning and operating a new car in the U.S. has remained relatively unchanged, despite lower fuel costs. The average cost for a new sedan driven 15,000 miles per year is 54 cents per mile, only 0.1 cent less than reported […]

U.S. pork supply is safe; this swine flu not spread by human-hog contact

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pork council races to stop any misunderstanding of the swine flu and impact on the nation’s pork supply.

Tractor Supply sales increase 12 percent

Monday, April 27, 2009

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has reported a 12.8 percent net sales increase in the first quarter to $650.2 million from $576.2 million in the prior year’s first quarter. Same-store sales increased 4.2 percent, compared with a 6.5 percent decrease in the […]

Make sure your cattle aren’t bloated

Monday, April 27, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Beef producers should expand their knowledge about grass tetany and bloat to help keep their cows from expanding, said a Purdue University expert. The recent temperature change from cold to warm in the Eastern Corn Belt has many beef producers anxious to turn their cattle out to pasture. But Ron Lemenager, […]


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