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Stomping out strangles in horses: A researcher’s new vaccine may help

Sunday, March 8, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Swollen lymph nodes beneath your jaw are a common occurrence in human medicine. While they are not usually a major concern to physicians, mention to an equine veterinarian that your horse has large swellings on the side of its neck and their reaction is quite the opposite. “Strangles is a highly contagious […]

Financial outlook for pork producers may be returning to profitability

Saturday, March 7, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Pork producers should be “conservative and defensive” this year even though profitability may be on the horizon, said a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist.

Farm equipment exports for 2008 increase 26 percent

Friday, March 6, 2009

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — U.S. exports of agricultural-related machinery totaled $10.4 billion in 2008, an increase of 26 percent compared to the previous year, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Australia/Oceania led the way in percentage growth, followed by Canada, South America and Europe. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers trade group consolidates U.S. Commerce Department […]

Despite economy, organic farming conference proves successful

Friday, March 6, 2009

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. — During this economic recession, when many other industries have dropping numbers, organic food is still increasing in both sales and recognition. This proved true in more ways than one at the nation’s largest organic farming conference, hosted by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service. Approximately 2,750 organic farmers attended this […]

Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference posts record attendance

Friday, March 6, 2009

COLUMBUS — With rising crop input costs affecting the production bottom line, more farmers are recognizing the economic value and environmental benefits of conservation tillage practices. Record attendance The record attendance at this year’s Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference may be a reflection of that increased interest, said Randall Reeder, an OSU Extension agricultural engineer […]

Getting through tough times: What to do about the stock market

Friday, March 6, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — If you have money in the stock market, chances are you’re anxious about your investments. Should you act? And what exactly should you do? University of Illinois consumer and family economics educator Karen Chan said there are things you should consider before you make a decision. Are you thinking about stopping contributions […]

The risk of anesthesia to pets

Friday, March 6, 2009

Whether a patient is human or animal, there are always risks associated with anesthesia during surgery. However, several studies have shown the risk of anesthetic-related death in humans is far less than that of veterinary patients. According to one 2008 paper published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the estimated risk of […]

Conservation program available in watershed

Friday, March 6, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — As part of a civil penalty imposed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Guggisberg Cheese Inc. will provide $50,000 in funding to administer and install conservation practices in the Doughty Creek watershed to improve water quality. The program will be administered by the Ohio State University in cooperation with Holmes Soil and […]

Auction Roundup — Farm equipment, machinery bring high bids at auctions

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kiko Auctioneers and Realtors of Canton, Ohio, held the seventh annual machinery and consignment auction Feb. 21 at Witmer’s Inc. of Columbiana, Ohio. The sale was conducted by auctioneers Rusty, Randall and Rudy Kiko. More than 600 registered bidders attended. The top-selling item was a John Deere 5425 with loader, MFWD for $40,000. Other highlights […]

Auction Roundup — Valentine’s Day auctions bring high bids

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Troth Auctioneering of Ashland, Ohio, held an auction Feb. 14 at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. The sale was called by auctioneer Britton Troth and had 387 registered bidders. The highest selling item was an ivory statue which sold for $2,400. Other items included a 1 ounce Krugerand which brought $975; a 1895 S Morgan dollar […]


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