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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, […]

Spring fever sale brings over $67,000 in bids

Sunday, April 26, 2009

MEADVILLE, Pa. — The Northwest Pa. Spring Fever Sale was held April 17 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, Meadville. The sale was co-managed by Pennsylvania Holstein Association, Crawford County Holstein Club and Uber Brothers. Results included: Lot 2 — $6,300 Highland-H Champ Cabaret-Et (Fall Calf) Sire: Calbrett-I HH Champion-Et Buyer: Michael and Vanessa Uber and […]

Packages well received: Companies send soldiers steaks

Saturday, April 25, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — More than 200 soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan recently received unexpected care packages, thanks to the generosity of Gary West Smoked Meats of Jacksonville and Certified Angus Beef LLC, Wooster, Ohio.

Northwestern FFA celebrates year

Friday, April 24, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter celebrated a successful year during its annual awards banquet April 4. This year, the chapter consisted of 104 active members who were recognized for their hard work and dedication put forth throughout the year. State Degree The State Degree is awarded to the top of the membership […]

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