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West Virginia hunters harvest record 2,064 black bears

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia hunters harvested a record 2,064 black bears during the combined 2008 archery and firearms seasons, according to Chris Ryan, black bear project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The preliminary harvest data for the combined seasons in 2008 was 14 percent higher than the previous record of […]

Scientist does not recommend feeding DDGS to horses

Thursday, January 22, 2009

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Distiller’s grains have become a staple in some bovine diets, but a Kansas State University researcher is not recommending they be used in horse rations. “People have asked if they can feed dried or wet distiller’s grains with soluble (DDGS) to their horses,” said Teresa Slough, equine nutrition specialist with K-State Research […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 22, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

ROGERS, Ohio — The Country Friends 4-H club met Jan. 5 at the Rogers Sale Restaurant. Old business discussed included the Christmas party, where time was spent making Christmas cards for the residents at Parkside Nursing Home and enjoying a pizza party. Ashton and Vaughn Unger provided Christmas cookies. Members attended the musical worship service […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 22, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter’s second most successful fundraiser during the year is whole hog sausage sales. The money raised is used for a multitude of items such as member awards, Career Development Event entry fees, Leadership Conferences and State and National FFA Convention trips. Members will be making the fresh sausage […]

Shorthorn female reigns supreme

Thursday, January 22, 2009

There was a great deal of excitement as the supreme champion beef winners were named Jan. 12 at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

New York Farm Show to offer sessions on farming for the future

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 24th annual New York Farm Show will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26-28 at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. The indoor farm show will offer new and practical equipment, services and products for farming. More than 425 exhibitors covering more than 215,000 square feet will be available. Two […]

Ohio cattlemen remember Roy Wallace, present top awards

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

COLUMBUS — A year ago, the U.S. beef industry mourned the death of Ohio’s Roy Wallace, vice president of beef programs at Select Sires, who died suddenly while attending the National Western Livestock show in Denver. On Saturday, the Ohio beef industry celebrated Wallace’s life and contributions, as the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association awarded its Industry […]

Meetings offer advice for beef farmers

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Turbulent change has rattled the beef industry recently, leaving many producers wondering how to take the next step. A February meeting series called Managing Dynamic Change in the Beef Industry will guide farmers through the process of understanding today’s beef cattle business. Topics to be covered include herd profitability; buying, selling and […]

Erie Co. maple producer gets highest honor at Pa. Farm Show

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Janet Woods, a native of Edinboro, Pa., was named premier exhibitor, the highest honor in the maple syrup competition, at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show. A three-year farm show exhibitor, Woods also won the Best Maple Syrup award and more than $500 in prize money. A good run Co-chair of the show’s […]

Champion animals hit auction block at Pa. Farm Show

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Evan Vonada, a 4-H’er from Clinton County, earned a $10,000 bid for his grand champion market steer at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Hoss’s Steak and Sea House purchased the 1,300-pound champion at the farm show’s sale of champions Jan. 13. This year’s sale totaled $32,800. The second-highest selling animal at the sale […]


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